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How to Add an M.2 SSD to a PS5 Console

How to add an M.2 SSD to a PS5 console
How to add an M.2 SSD to a PS5 console [image via Ask PlayStation Twitter Handle]
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Good news for all PlayStation 5 (PS5) owners! You can now add more storage to your PS5. This means more room for your favorite games and apps. Here’s a simple guide on how to do it.

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What You Need

First, you need to get ready. Here’s what you need:

  • An M.2 SSD that works with PS5
  • A screwdriver
  • Your PS5
  • A good place to work

Step 1: Get the Right M.2 SSD

Make sure to buy an M.2 SSD that works with your PS5. It should be a PCIe Gen4 x4 M.2 NVMe SSD. It can have a storage space from 250GB to 4TB. It should also be able to read data really fast, at least 5,500MB/s.

Step 2: Turn Off Your PS5

Before you start, turn off your PS5. Don’t just put it to sleep, turn it off completely. Then, unplug all the cables.

Step 3: Open Your PS5

Put your PS5 with the PS logo facing down. There’s a hole at the bottom right corner. Put your fingers in the hole and pull up to take off the cover.

Step 4: Put in the M.2 SSD

You’ll see a metal cover over the place where the M.2 SSD goes. Use your screwdriver to take off the screw and the cover. You’ll see a slot for the SSD and a little piece that you can move for different sizes of SSDs.

Put your M.2 SSD into the slot. Make sure the gold part goes all the way in. Then, push the SSD down and use the screw to hold it in place.

Step 5: Put Your PS5 Back Together

Put the metal cover back and use the screw to hold it. Then, put the PS5’s cover back. Line it up with the back of the PS5 and slide it into place.

Step 6: Get Your PS5 Ready to Use the M.2 SSD

Turn on your PS5. It should see the new M.2 SSD and tell you what to do to get it ready for use.

And that’s it! You’ve added an M.2 SSD to your PS5. Now you have more space for your games and apps.

Remember to be careful with your PS5 and M.2 SSD so you don’t break them. If you’re not sure about doing this yourself, you might want to ask a professional for help.

Extra Info

Once you’ve put the M.2 SSD in your PS5, you can use it to download, copy, and start PS5 and PS4 games, and media apps. This means you have more space on your PS5. You can move games between the PS5’s storage, a USB storage device, and the M.2 SSD.

Please be careful with your PS5 and M.2 SSD to avoid breaking them. If you’re not sure about doing this yourself, it might be a good idea to ask a professional for help.

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