PS5 compatible NVME M.2 SSD list

PS5 compatible NVME M.2 SSD


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SSDconfirmed byHeatsinkspeedsEnduranceprice
Seagate FireCuda 530 (500GB)SeagateIncluded & fits7000/3000MB (read/write) 400k-700k IOPS0.7 DWPD/ 1.8m MTBF/ 5,6K TB TBW$149.99
Seagate FireCuda 530 (1TB) SeagateIncluded & fits 7300/6000MB (read/write) 800k-1M IOPS 0.7 DWPD/ 1.8m MTBF/ 5,6K TB TBW $239.99
Seagate FireCuda 530 (2TB) SeagateIncluded & fits 7300/6900MB (read/write) 800k-1M IOPS 0.7 DWPD/ 1.8m MTBF/ 5,6K TB TBW $489.99
Seagate FireCuda 530 (4TB) SeagateIncluded & fits 7300/6900MB (read/write) 800k-1M IOPS 0.7 DWPD/ 1.8m MTBF/ 5,6K TB TBW $949.99
Gigabyte AORUS Gen4 7000s SSD 1TB/2TBGigabyte Included & fits7000/5500MB (read/write) 350k-700k IOPS 1.6m MTBF/ 700TBW209 / 409
Crucial® P5 Plus SSDNAScomparesNOT included6,600 MB / s read 3600-5000MB/s 360K / 700K300/1200 Tbytes100-368$
WD Black SN850 (500GB-4TB)WDIncluded & fits7000/5100MB (read/write) 1Mil-710k IOPS 300-1200 TBW 149-449$
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Compatibility requirements

Interface: PCIe Gen4 x4 M.2 NVMe SSD

Capacity: 250GB – 4TB

Cooling structure: Using an M.2 SSD with your PS5 console requires effective heat dissipation with a cooling structure, such as a heatsink. You can attach one to your M.2 SSD yourself, either in a single-sided format, or double-sided format. There are also M.2 SSDs that have cooling structures (such as heatsinks) built in.

Sequential read speed: 5,500MB/s or faster is recommended

Module width: 22mm width (25mm width is not supported)

Form Factor: M.2 type 2230, 2242, 2260, 2280 and 22110.
These numbers can be found on retail listings for M.2 SSD devices. The first two digits refer to the width, the remaining digits to the length.

Socket type: Socket 3 (Key M)

Total size including cooling structure:
In millimeters: smaller than 110mm (L) x 25mm (W) x 11.25mm (H).
In inches: smaller than 4.33in (L) x 0.984 in (W) x 0.442in (H).

See below for full requirements.

  • Both single-sided and double-sided M.2 SSD devices are supported.
  • M.2 SATA SSDs aren’t supported.




M.2 SSD installation steps

Note: Don’t power on or play on your console while the cover is off.

If it is the first time using your M.2 SSD with your PS5 console, you’ll need to format your M.2 SSD after installing. When you format your M.2 SSD, any data saved on the drive is erased. Data erased this way can’t be recovered, so be careful and make sure you don’t erase important data.

Do not turn off the power while saving data or while your M.2 SSD is being formatted. Doing so may cause data loss, corruption, or damage to your M.2 SSD or PS5 console.

Do not use an M.2 SSD without a heat-dissipation mechanism, such as a heat sink or heat transfer sheet. Your M.2 SSD may come with such parts or you may need to purchase them separately.

  1. Go to Settings System System Software Console Information to check that the beta system version is installed.
  2. Press and hold the power button for three seconds to turn off your PS5 console, then remove all cables and devices from the console. Wait a while for the PS5 console to cool down.
  3. Place the console on a soft cloth on a flat surface and remove the base.
  4. Position the console so that the screw hole for the base is facing you, the PS logo is facedown and the power button is on your left side.
  5. Place your palms near the top corners and grip the edge of the cover. Gently pull the cover up and towards yourself. You may hear a click. The cover lifts away. There is a long rectangular cover over the expansion slot, secured with one screw at the top.
  6. Remove the screw from the expansion slot cover (A) and then remove the cover.
  7. Remove the screw (B) and spacer (C), and then adjust the spacer to the size of your M.2 SSD.
  8. Hold the edge of your M.2 SSD, align it with the notch on the expansion connector, and then starting from diagonally upward firmly insert it all the way in. If you proceed to the next step while your M.2 SSD is incorrectly inserted or not firmly inserted all the way in, it may cause damage to the terminal and your PS5 console.
  9. Tilt your M.2 SSD down and fasten it with screws.
  10. Attach the expansion slot cover and fasten the screw.
  11. Replace the cover by positioning it slightly away (about 2 cm or 3/4 inch) from the top edge and sliding it back into place. You’ll hear a click when the cover is secured.
  12. Connect the AC power cord, cables, and base, and then turn on the power.
    When your PS5 console turns on, the formatting guide appears. Follow the on-screen instructions and format your M.2 SSD.
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