Sabrent Rocket PCIe 4.0 1TB
We start with the cheapest SSD that we have found compatible with the PS5. Note that, to be compatible with the console, cannot exceed 11.25 mm in height. It implies that with or without a heatsink, it is the maximum possible height. In addition, SSDs must be based on the PCIe 4.0 interface, which is a prerequisite.
The Sabrent Rocket unit we have selected lacks a heatsink, so the height is well below the limit. Furthermore, this unit is based on the PCIe 4.0 interface, so in this sense it is also supported. These two parameters guarantee full compatibility with the Sony console.
This unit offers us 1TB storage of capacity, which is enough to install games. But, this unit has a downside and that is the operating speeds. This storage unit offers up to 5000MB/s read And till 4400MB/s write.
It’s clearly not the fastest drive on the market, but it offers good value for money.
Seagate FireCuda 530 1TB
We are now going with a solution with similar characteristics, but with an important difference: performance. These Seagate storage drives are a solution designed for gaming. The famous brand of mechanical hard drives has made the leap to SSDs with solutions of enormous quality and features.
The Seagate drive is based on the Phison E18 controller and memories 3D FTA NAND Flash, of which the manufacturer is not mentioned. Thanks to this combination of elements, speeds of read up to 7300 MB/s and speeds of Write up to 6000MB/s.
We are talking about a perfect storage unit for both desktop computers and the PS5. It offers full compatibility with the Sony console, both in terms of features and dimensions.
Samsung SSD 980 PRO 1TB
One of the biggest manufacturers of storage drives on the market must have a solution for the PS5. This SSD unit offers very good performance and features. This heatsink unit is lacking, so it is entirely possible in this respect. Furthermore, it is based on PCIe 4.0 interfaceso it is fully compatible.
This unit uses memories manufactured by Samsung itself, which are of the highest possible quality. The unit offers read speeds up to 7000 MB and from until 5000MB/s write. They are excellent returns for a unit of these characteristics.
The truth is that Seagate’s solution has better performance, but of course, Samsung drives are the best on the market.
Western Digital Black SN850X 1TB
Without a doubt, it is always best to purchase an SSD that integrates a passive heatsink. This WD storage drive integrates a sink which enables maintain performance at all times. It is well known that the increase in temperature in SSDs generates a reduction in performance to protect the memories.
The WD drive has a sink integrated passive whose total height is less than 10mm, so it is fully compatible. This unit, moreover, is based on the iPCIe 4.0 interface, therefore, it meets the requirements established for the PS5.
This storage unit offers us a read speed up to 7300 MB/s and in writingto can arrive at 6350MB/s. It is the unit that offers the best performance of all and it is of brutal quality.