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