PS5 Architect Mark Cerny’s External SSD of Choice is the WD_BLACK SN850

Western Digital recently confirmed that the WD_BLACK SN850 NVMe SSD will be compatible with the PS5 once the console's next firmware update goes live.

Posted By | On 01st, Aug. 2021

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When the PS5’s next firmware update goes live, it will finally allow beta PS5 users to extend their SSDs with external third party options. With requirements for supported SSDs have been revealed, manufacturers have started confirmed compatible options for the console, with both Seagate and Western Digital recently having confirmed compatible models for the PS5.

Of those two, it seems the latter is the preferred choice for Mark Cerny, lead systems architect on the PS5, who recently took to Twitter to confirm that he personally has put down his money to purchase Western Digital’s WD_BLACK SN850 NVMe SSD.

The SSD in question is not cheap, as you would have expected, and comes in three variants. The 500 GB model will set you back $149.99, the 1 TB model costs $229.99, and the 2 TB model costs $529.99. That said, given that Cerny is more or less endorsing the SSD, it seems that PS5 owners who’re looking to expand their console’s SSD can’t really go wrong with this one.


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