It took over 10 months, now it is finally time. A new PS5 update ensures that the narrowly sized console storage can finally be extended by installing a suitable M.2 SSD.
Memory upgrade for PS5: New update finally available
Almost 10 months took it: Now Sony makes one of the biggest wishes of the PS5 fans finally true and allows it to expand the memory of the Next-Gen console by installing a M.2 SSD . The function has so far only members of the beta program available, but has now been released by firmware update for all (Source: PlayStation Blog).
Background: The PlayStation 5 offers from home from only about 670 GB memory for games. So far, PS5 users and users could also connect an external storage medium via USB to their PS5 to increase capacity – but because of significantly lower speed could not install and start PS5 games . Only playing PS4 titles as well as the archiving of PS5 games – for example, to not load it from the network when reinstalling – was possible.
An M.2 SSD, on the other hand, can be used practically without restrictions. At loading times, that has almost no influence – the additional SSD usually performs the same, occasionally even a tick better than the PS5 drive.
We have already tested the whole thing in the beta firmware. In our focus PS5 memory extension we show you what you need to pay attention to the choice of SSD and how the installation is lucky. What awaits you, you can also watch here in the video:
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That also changes through the patch
Although the release of the memory expansion clearly represents the highlight of the PS5 update, this is not the only change that receives with the new firmware. This is how the user interface is easily revised by the update . Players can now design the Control Center individually and decide freely which controls should be displayed at the bottom of the screen. In addition, messages can be displayed and answered directly in the Game Base.
Who installed both the PS4 and the PS5 version of a game, will be both variants separated from each other in his playing library. In addition, a new trophy tracker ensures that you can keep an eye on the progress of up to 5 trophies after the update via the Control Center.
Also new: Support for 3D audio via integrated TV speakers . The option must be activated separately in the Sound menu and then measure the room acoustics via the integrated microphone of the dualSense controller.
All other changes can be found in the overview of the official PlayStation blog.