Inside Sources Suggest Sony to Implement M.2 SSD in Summer

Posted on Feb 27 2021 - 11:00pm by Ben Brown

According to inside sources who were briefed on Sony’s plans in the Summer regarding upgrades to the PS5 over the coming months, a software update will include the ability to expand the SSD storage as well as a little something extra.

Adding support for additional drives will be enabled with a firmware update that also unlocks higher cooling-fan speeds to ensure the console doesn’t overheat, the sources said anonymously. Currently the PS5 only has an 815GB SSD that has under 700GB of usable space.

Upgrading the SSD is simple by simply removing the top faceplate and inserting the new SSD into the corresponding location. No news yet on which exact drives are supported.

As previously announced, we are working to enable M.2 SSD storage expansion for PlayStation 5. The timing has not been announced and details will be shared later

A Sony spokesperson

The feature was something was disabled as Sony was not able to get the console out to market in time to compete with the Xbox Series X. Sony was not happy with the amount of testing they were able to do in the short time, so to prevent consumer issues with the option, they chose to dedicate more time and get it perfect for the public before releasing it as an option.

So this may be the silver lining for those still struggling to get their hands on one!