Now that the PS5 supports SSD storage expansion, you’re going to want to get one if you own a PS5, and this one from PNY is probably the best deal available right now. At least on an SSD of this size. But, before you can get an SSD for your PS5’s expansion slot, there are a few things to know. For one, it has to meet Sony’s specifications.
There are a set of requirements that Sony has laid out that the SSD you buy needs to meet. Or, it won’t be compatible with the console. You can read about those here.
With that out of the way, why is this SSD deal from PNY for the PS5 one of the best deals available? For a few reasons. One of them being that, well… because it works with the PS5. So, right off the bat it’s worth considering because it’s compatible. But it isn’t just that. PNY is also chopping some of the price off. This is a 4TB NVMe PCIe Gen4 SSD. SSDs of this type in this size don’t come cheap.
And while this particular SSD isn’t really all that cheap either, it is on sale. Normally it retails for $749. Right now though PNY is offering it at 20% off. That brings the price down to $587. Compared to other brands, like Samsung which doesn’t even offer a 4TB model of its PS5-compatible 980 Pro, and Seagate whose FireCuda 530 in a 4TB with a heatsink is closer to $1,000, this isn’t just a deal. It’s a steal.
In addition to the better price, the PNY 4TB XLR8 NVMe SSD also has read speeds of up to 5,600 MB/s and write speeds of up to 3,900 MB/s. Well within Sony’s required range. It also comes with a 5-year warranty. The last thing to note is that this does not come with a heatsink. Which Sony recommends you have.
So you will need to buy one separately and attach it yourself. Luckily, you can get a pretty decent one for very little money.