Best PS5 SSD 2022 – The best PS5 SSDs you can get this year

Not sure which one SSD you should put in your brand new one PS5† This quick guide shows you which drives the best SSDs for your PS5.

Almost the entire first year of the PS5s exist, the expansion slot that allows each PS5 owner to be in a M.2 SSD for extra memory, was in fact disabled.

It wasn’t until the last September, when a software update was released that finally allowed us to use the slot.

Now that we’ve got free rein and it’s been some time since the feature was enabled, there are a few options on the market to consider.

It should be noted that once you have a SSD you like, try to wait for a sale. It’s not unheard of for them to be quite discounted already, so it’s worth keeping an eye out before you pull the trigger.

Best PS5 SSD 2022


Crucial P5 Plus

This drive is a great choice for those looking for a great inexpensive option, but still need something to expand your storage.

It may not be the fastest drive on the market, but not only does it start at a much more pleasant $179.99 USD, it often goes on sale at Newegg and Amazon.

The Crucial P5 Plus SSD has read speeds of 6,600 MB/s, making it 1,100 MB/s faster than your PS5 to console. As for the write speeds, they top out at 5,000 MB/s, meaning you won’t be penalized for choosing the cheaper option in this case.

However, no heatsink comes with this SSD, so you’ll need to secure your own heatsink.

WD_Black SN850

Moving from the cheapest option to a much more expensive option, although arguably the best overall is the WD_Black SN850.

This might be the best SSD to pick up for you PS5with read speeds of 7,000 MB/s and write speeds of 5,300 MB/s.

A heatsink also comes with this drive, so you don’t have to worry about getting your own.

The price, of course, reflects the added quality, although you really can’t go wrong with this disc.

And for what it’s worth, this is Mark Cerny’s choice of drive for its console.

Samsung 980 Pro with heat sink

The Samsung 980 Pro has the advantage of boasting that it was one of the very first drives that we heard would be compatible with the PS5

Read speeds top out at 7,000 MB/s, while write speeds top out at 5,000 MB/s. So in that regard there is no worry about whether it will keep up with your console.

It should be advised that it is best to get the model with the heat sink as it will be attached for you and ready to use upon arrival.

Without Western Digital’s faster write speeds, it’s hard to say which is better between the two. In fact, unless you’ve got one set up, it’s probably best to grab what goes on sale first.

Seagate FireCuda 530

If you’re the kind of person who only cares about the best performance, then the Seagate Firecuda 530 standard should be your choice.

Read speeds come in at a blazing fast 7,300 MB/s, while write speeds don’t lag too far behind at 6,900 MB/s.

This is by far the fastest ride on this list, so if that’s all you want, it’s best to start saving your pennies.

It can also come with a heat sink, which is really the only option you should consider for the drives that do have it.

Sabrent Rocket 4 Plus 4TB

Now it should be noted that you can get the Sabrent Rocket 4 Plus in storage sizes smaller than 4TB, but it’s important to point out as it’s the only drive to date that goes up to 4TB while meeting the requirements.

So if you really never want to worry about space again, this beast of a drive should be all you’ll ever need.

Of course, that doesn’t come without a hefty cost, so it’s really up to you to decide whether you want to spend more on your expansion drive than your console.


Source – [IGN]