Western Digital’s WD_BLACK SN850 NVMe SSD Will Also be PS5 Compatible

Western Digital confirms the WD_BLACK SN850 NVMe SSD with Heatsink will meet the requirements for PS5 compatibility.

Posted By | On 30th, Jul. 2021

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Sony announced yesterday that an upcoming firmware update would allow for the PS5’s M2 SSD expansion slots to finally begin working, a few months on from its release last November. Soon, it was also confirmed that Seagate’s upcoming FireCuda 530 NVMe SSD would be compatible with the PS5. Now, a second PS5-compatible SSD has also been confirmed.

Western Digital has confirmed in a statement to VGC that its WD_BLACK SN850 NVMe SSD with Heatsink, which is available right now, will be compatible with the PS5. A company spokesperson said: “Based on Sony’s published requirements, we can confirm our WD_BLACK SN850 NVMe SSD with Heatsink (500GB-2TB) meets the stated requirements to expand console storage on the PlayStation 5 for those with access to the PlayStation 5 Beta software. Compatibility testing is in progress.”

As you’d expect, the SN580 SSD isn’t exactly cheap. The 500 GB model retails for $149.99, the 1 TB model for $229.99, and the 2 TB model for $529.99.

The PS5’s SSD expansions will become available for beta users when the console’s next update goes live. Stay tuned until then for more details.


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