One of the best features of the new PS5 and PS5 digital edition consoles is their super-fast internal SSDs (solid-state drives) which have massively cut loading screens of games, meaning less waiting and more playing.
However, the default capacity of these shiny new internal SSDs is 825GB which although at first glance may sound a lot, but with the size of triple-A PS5 games now this is soon eaten up (Call of Duty Warzone is approx. 150GB alone). Having plenty of storage is especially important as we move into the digital-only age with consoles like the PS5 digital edition.
Luckily for us, Sony has actually made a pretty consumer-friendly move with how you increase said memory by having an onboard PCIe 4.0 M.2 SSD expansion slot on the PS5 that has a huge array of compatible SSDs you can use. This is definitely a better way of handling increasing memory when compared to Microsoft and the Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S consoles which have only one specific expansion card you can buy which means less leeway for different prices and storage capacity denominations.
Before you buy one of these SSDs you need to ensure they’re actually compatible (we’ve put the specified requirements below), also it’s important to have a heatsink that allows for the temperature of the SSD to be regulated and prevent any overheating.
To make life easy in this list we’re going to be showing the best PS5 SSDs with heatsink so you can simply install them, enjoy your expanded storage and have no worries. Whilst obviously highlighting where you can get them the cheapest because you know we love a good deal. If you need some help installing an SSD to your PS5 check out this useful guide from Sony
|SSD Format||PCIe 4.0 M.2 NVME SSD|
|Storage Capacities||250GB, 500GB, 1TB, 2TB, 4TB|
|Reading Speed||Minimum of 5500MB/s or faster|
|Size w/ heatsink (L x W x H)||110mm x 25mm x 11.25 mm|
|Heatsink||Required for controlling temperatures|
So with all that in mind lets take a look at our picks for the best PS5 SSDs with heatsink included.
A well-revered SSD with up to 7000 MB/s read speeds you’ll have no issues with this great SSD when it comes to speed, outperforming the internal SSD of the PS5. The WD_BLACK SN850 is pre-installed with a sleek heatsink to minimise any risk of thermal issues and insuring you can just install it and go. Comes at a great price point and is available in 500GB, 1TB and 2TB. A good selection of capacities depending on your budget and needs. 5 Years warranty or 600TB of data written, whichever comes first.
The Samsung 980 Pro is a fantastic option for your PS5 with reading speeds of 7000MB per second meaning it is actually even faster than the internal SSD that comes with your PS5. The Samsung 980 integrated heatsink provides smart thermal solutions to protect against overheating and comes in 1TB and 2TB storage capacities. However, a slight con is that this SSD is a bit more on the expensive side. Comes with 5 years warranty or 600TB of data written, whichever is first.
Slightly more affordable than the aforementioned Samsung SSD but with the same 7000 mb/s read speeds. Tonnes of great reviews and success stories with this SSD, so an easy recommendation that fits straight into your PS5/PS5 digital edition SSD slot. Great selection of available storage capacities: 500GB, 1TB, 2TB and 4TB. 5 years warranty or 700TB of data written, whichever comes first.
Seagate’s FireCuda 530 is ready to go straight into your PS5 SSD slot and offers some monstrous performance with reading speeds of up to 7300 MB/s, the fastest on this list! As expected on this list it comes with a heatsink. High speeds, low temperatures and a nice design; what else could you want for your PS5 games? Available in 500GB, 1TB, 2TB and 4TB capacities. 5 Years warranty or 640TB of data written, whichever comes first.
So there you have it, our selections for the best PS5 SSD with a heatsink. Hopefully, this has made it a bit easier to find an SSD with the storage and speeds to suit you whilst coming with a heatsink so you don't have to worry about buying and fitting one yourself. Let us know if we've missed any other SSDs which you think deserved to be on the list below.
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