PlayStation 5’s Architect Reveals His Choice of SSD Amidst All the Confusion About Expandable Storage Options

Published 08/01/2021, 12:28 PM EDT
Living room with a Sony PlayStation 5 home video game console and DualSense controller alongside a television, taken on Novemebr 3, 2020. (Photo by Phil Barker/Future Publishing via Getty Images via Getty Images)


Not so long ago, Sony Interactive Entertainment(SIE) studio shared some fantastic news with PS5 owners. The studio shared new guidelines for the owners and also suggested that they can look for custom SSD options. Owners can now install a third-party build of SSD drives, which will only offer more storage space and faster booting speed to your PlayStation 5.

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The studio even shared guidelines of SSD drives that fans can look to install. These included specifications, build, and other important aspects that fans need to look out for before purchasing the drive.

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Architect for PlayStation 5 shared his pick for best SSD

Following the recent development and changes in Sony’s policy, owners were gripped with trepidation regarding SSD upgrades. SIE indeed shared their guidelines of SSD and certain specifications that third-party drives need to meet. However, the studio also suggested that it won’t take responsibility for any damages that could take place during installation.

Now, PlayStation 4 and 5’s Lead System Architect, Mark Cerny, offered his thoughts on the matter. He shared his choice of third-party SSD that fans should consider purchasing. Safe to say, if the man who leads the project of designing the latest console is recommending something then the community should oblige.

He even stated the chosen SSD has won him over as well, which saw him pick up a few units. However, owners should conduct some research of their own before coming to a final decision. These SSDs aren’t cheap to buy and they do come attached with a high price. The aforementioned drive costs around $199 but it has won the approval of PS5’s architect.

This indeed states that following this drive would be a safer option, as its suggestion comes from a reliable source. A fan has stated that Xbox’s SSD costs significantly more but does not offer the same performance. Meanwhile, the aforementioned drive offers twice the speed and is much cheaper than its peers.

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The fan directly compared the two hardware components, and it seems like Mark is indeed correct. Fans can actually follow up his advice, if they think it is convincing enough, otherwise more research is always beneficial.

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Ayank Chourasia

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Ayank Chourasia is an eSports author at EssentiallySports and has been professionally writing since 2016 and has worked across many fields. He regularly keeps tabs on a wide range of professional esports like Dota 2, Valorant, CS and fighting games. He has been an ardent gamer since his childhood, and became a defender of the ancients in Dota 2 during his college days.

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