How to use the PS5’s M.2 SSD expandable storage

The PS5 software beta now supports M.2 SSDs. | Photo by Tom Warren / The Verge

Sony has started beta testing the first software update for the PS5 today, and it includes M.2 SSD expandable storage support. The long-awaited feature is available for testers right now and will launch on all PS5 consoles later this year. We’ll need to test a variety of drives with the PS5, but right now Sony requires at least a PCIe Gen4 SSD, with a minimum capacity of 250GB. Sony is also recommending a drive capable of 5,500MB/s, but slower Gen4 drives may still be supported.

I’ve tested Corsair’s MP600 (2TB) with the PS5, and it’s very easy to get it all up and running in less than two minutes. Here’s how it all works:

To use the expandable storage in the PS5, you’ll need to remove the side panels from the console. Make sure you’ve…

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