PS5 Firmware Beta Increases M.2 SSD Memory Size Support to 8TB
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PS5 Firmware Beta Increases M.2 SSD Memory Size Support to 8TB

Sony started sending out invites for a PS5 firmware beta that increases memory options by upping M.2 SSD support to 8TB. This is a “by invitation only” beta. As in the past, people in Canada, France, Germany, Japan, the UK, and the USA are eligible to be invited to test it out and will see email invitations today.

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For those of us with access to the PS5 firmware beta, supported M.2 SSD could be used to expand the memory to 8TB. Prior to this test, people could only go up to 4TB. The requirements are the same as past ones. It can’t be a M.2 SATA SSD, it can’t have a built-in heatsink, and the whole SSD has to be formatted to use it. It needs to have 5,500MB/s read spead, Socket 3, and have a PCI-Express Gen4x4 interface. The only sizes supported are 2230, 2242, 2260, 2280, and 22110.

Here’s a list of other features in this PS5 firmware beta:

  • Discover Tips section added in Guide and Tips under Settings.
  • Friends tab lets you see when friends are in games you can join
  • Game Help cards show details and details about all activities
  • Game Hubs gets a tournaments tile
  • Game Library gets search function
  • Haptic Feedback During Console Navigation added in Accessibility Settings
  • Messages have emoji support
  • Party UI Update to invite players into closed parties
  • PS5 Beep Sound volume can be adjusted or muted

PS5 firmware beta invites will go out on July 31, 2023, and the full update with increased M.2 SSD memory support will appear later in 2023.

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