Fastest SSD for PS5 – Top 5 Best SSDs for Playstation 5

For Playstation 5, the most important part is the loading time of the game and that is where PCIe M.2 NVMe comes into for faster game load times and a faster responsive system overall. And this article revolves around the top 5 fastest SSD for PS5 in 2022.

NVME SSD installation in a PS5
NVME SSD installation in a PS5

Required Specification

InterfacePCI Express Gen 4×4 NVMe SSD (Key-M)
Capacity250GB to 4TB
Supported M.2 SizesTypes 2230 (30mm), 2242 (42mm), 2260 (60mm), 2280 (80mm), 22110 (110mm)
Size (Including Heat Sink or Spreader)Up to 25mm wide; 30mm to 110mm long, per types above
Thickness (Including Heat Sink or Spreader)Up to 11.25mm (up to 8mm above the board; up to 2.45mm below the board)
Sequential Read Speed5,500MBps or faster is recommended
Socket TypeSocket 3 (Key-M)

PS5 SSD Upgrade – Seagate FireCuda 530 1TB with Heatsink

PS5 SSD Upgrade - Seagate FireCuda 530 1TB with Heatsink
Seagate FireCuda 530 1TB with Heatsink

Capacity: up to 4TB
Interface: PCIe Gen4 x4 NVMe 1.4
Read/write speed: 7,300 / 6,000 MB/s
Random read/write speed: 800,000 / 1,000,000 IOPS
Write endurance: 1275TB
Warranty: 5 years

This was the first confirmed for PS5 SSD, the FireCuda 530 is the latest from Seagate and fulfills all of the requirements laid out in Sony’s M.2 SSD upgrade guidelines. Expected to have blistering speeds, and is confirmed to have all the next-gen tech featured in it. This really is going to be a good quality PS5 NVMe SSD internal option.

The transfer speeds are top drawer with Seagate claiming that it beats off the SN850 by edging over that 7,000MB/s mark – rather than aiming solely for it. Crucially it’s got the latest in tech inside it as it sports 3D TLC NAND memory and next-gen PCIe 4.0. 

PS5 Compatible SSD – WD Black SN850 SSD

PS5 Compatible SSD - WD Black SN850 SSD
WD Black SN850 SSD

Capacity: 500 GB, 1TB, 2TB
Interface: PCIe Gen4x4Connector: M.2
Dimensions (L x W x H): 80mm x 23.4mm x 8.8mm
Sequential Read Performance: 7000MB/sequential
Write Performance: 4100MB/s

The WD Black SN850 SSD is a ps5 compatible SSD and is a great option for a ps5 storage upgrade thanks to its blazing-fast read speed of 7,000MB/s and built-in heatsink. The drive also fits the size requirements outlined by Sony. WD is recommended by Sony as well for your PlayStation 5 storage upgrade. Depending on how much storage you require, the WD Black SN850 SSD comes in 500GB, 1TB, or 2TB capacity versions.

Best SSD for PS5 – Samsung 980 PRO 1TB

Best SSD for PS5 - Samsung 980 PRO 1TB
Samsung 980 PRO 1TB

Interface: PCIe Gen4
Capacity: 250GB – 4TB
Speed: Up to 7,000 MB/s
Dimensions: 8 x 2.2 x 0.2 cm

The Samsung 980 Pro is our top recommendation for the best SSD for PS5 but without a heatsink, as it not only obliterates the required read speed criteria set by Sony, but it does so also in terms of data transfer rate. There are a few drives that deliver a read speed of 7,000 MB/s or more but not all deliver that level of performance in terms of data transfer.

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Fastest ssd for PS5 – Corsair MP600 Pro LPX 2TB

Fastest ssd for PS5 - Corsair MP600 Pro LPX 2TB
Corsair MP600 Pro LPX 2TB

Capacities: up to 4TB
Read/write speed: 7100 / 6800 MB/s
Random reads: up to 1,000,000
TBWWarranty: 5-years

The Corsair MP600 Pro LPX is one of the better-designed PS5 SSDs with a built-in heatsink that we’ve come across and it’s got the performance speeds to match. With the hard disk clocking in a still-respectable 5,581.505MB/s, it is a competent drive for Playstation 5

File transfer times of the Corsair MP600 Pro LPX were impressive to say to least, especially as far as the bigger titles were concerned. Red Dead Redemption 2, with its massive 116.3GB, was written to the NVMe drive in only 1 minute 13 seconds. Games under GB can take less time to load.

SSD for PS5 – Gigabyte Aorus GEN4 7000S

SSD for PS5 - Gigabyte Aorus GEN4 7000S
Gigabyte Aorus GEN4 7000S

Interface: PCIe Gen4
Capacity: 1 TB – 4TB
Speed: Up to 7,000 MB/s
Dimensions: 8.05 x 2.25 x 1.12 cm

Coming a little out of the left-field, the Gigabyte AORUS Gen4 7000s SSD is a great SSD for PS5 with a heatsink model to choose from if you’re looking to keep your budget down for the PS5 Storage upgrade. Indeed, this drive retails with a heatsink for the same sort of money that other without heatsink models do at a 1TB capacity, making it a great budget buy.

It delivers lots of notable specs, too, including a rapid 7,000 MB/s read speed and 3D TLC NAND Flash memory. Its data transfer rate isn’t quite as fast as other drives in this top 5 fastest SSD for PS5 article, but it still eclipses Sony’s set criteria for the console and delivers where it really matters, read speed.

If you are running out of space on your latest Playstation 5 which is obvious as it comes with only 825GB but from that only 667 GB is only used so for that this list of hard disks is made for you to make a great choice for upgrading your storage on your Playstation 5 or the Playstation 5 Pro when it comes out later this year!

That’s all folks!

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