PS5 and Project Scarlett Could Come Equipped with Samsung NVMe SSDs

Samsung produces some of the most highly regarded SSDs on the market, so wouldn’t it be great if Sony and Microsoft used them for their next-generation consoles? Well, judging by marketing materials shown during the company’s 6th-generation V-NAND launch event, that may be exactly what’s happening.

There’s one slide that elaborates on the benefits that SSDs bring to loading times in games, and it’s oddly specific: “SSD era in game console 2020.” There’s even a photo of what is clearly a PlayStation console.

Samsung isn’t specific about what interface it’s using for the SSD — PCIe 3.0 or PCIe 4.0 — but given past statements from Sony that it’s SSD would be faster than anything we’ve seen on the market to-date, we’re assuming it will be PCIe 4.0-based. The fact that both the Xbox Project Scarlett and PlayStation 5 will be using an AMD Ryzen 3000-based platform — which supports PCIe 4.0 — leads credence to this idea.


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