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PlayStation 5 owners who are seeking an SSD with heat sink that will definitely be compatible with their next-gen console’s M.2 expansion slot may want to check out Seagate’s lineup of FireCuda 530 PCIe Gen4 NVMe drives. As confirmed by Seagate country manager Jeff Park during a briefing held today, Seagate’s FireCuda 530 Heatsink models meet all of the PS5’s SSD expansion requirements thanks to their slim design, which allows them to be slotted into Sony’s next-gen console without issue. Delivering sequential read speeds of up to 7,300 MB/s, Seagate’s FireCuda 530 PCIe Gen4 NVMe drives are available in 500 GB ($159.99), 1 TB ($259.99), 2 TB ($539.99), and 4 TB ($999.99) varieties.

“We have done some testing with Sony on the PlayStation 5 and today we can confirm that the FireCuda 530 with the heatsink has met all the PS5 requirements. With the PS5 design, the SSD card slot is very narrow, so there’s not much room for the SSD to mount. However, with the FireCuda 530 – even with the heatsink on the top – the slim design allows for it to fit. Of course, the FireCuda 530 without the heatsink is slimmer, so both of them will fit into the PS5.” – Country Manager for Seagate Technology, ANZ, Jeff Park

Sources: Finder, Seagate

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6 Comments

  1. Seeing those prices no wonder they give so little storage in the base consoles.

    Maybe I’ll see what else gets “certified” b4 getting one of these

  2. All the storage you might want. Does the PS5 support raid?

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  3. When a storage medium cost more than the hardware for an conslow, keep what you have (667GB free storage, thats one CoD game @ 200GB and at lesst 5 other current titles that you’re playing) and buy a regular ssd to store unplayed games on and swap titles accordingly.

    PS5 does not have that many games, and it will be drought for games until at least 2023/24) to justivy this ridiculous so-called premium price tag.

    This is why our world in tech innovation revolution is so dormant and BIG tech knows it, sadly.

    Stop feeding these crooks ill practices!

  4. What makes them “PS5 ready”?

    If it has an m.2 slot anything m.2 should just work.

    Or are they being shitty and whitelisting only particular models where the manufacturers pay a fee?

    If they are, that ought to be illegal.

  5. [QUOTE=”Zarathustra, post: 38609, member: 203″]
    What makes them “PS5 ready”?

    If it has an m.2 slot anything m.2 should just work.

    Or are they being ****ty and whitelisting only particular models where the manufacturers pay a fee?

    If they are, that ought to be illegal.
    [/QUOTE]
    Word was it was going to be a whitelist. It’s been a complete blacklist up until now though. The articles I read are saying there is a performance requirement, but I don’t know if they are just going to open it up or leave it as a white list or what.

    It is a standard m.2 slot, but throw in the software lock and it may as well not be.

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