Back in late July, Sony unlocked the M.2 SSD expansion storage slot that comes as standard with the PS5 console. While this was certainly great news is having more space to fit your games, the only moderate downside was that the update was only available to those who were signed up for the beta preview version. – Following the official roll-out of the September system update, however, we have some excellent news. As one of the key features of the new OS build, the M.2 SSD expansion slot has now been unlocked for all users!
PS5 September Update!
Announcing that the update is currently being rolled out, we should note that this does not necessarily mean that the next time you launch your PS5 you’ll be prompted to download it. To reduce server loads, it’s not uncommon for these to be spread out to users over the course of a few days. While the official support of the M.2 SSD is certainly one of the biggest key highlights, however, we should note that the update doesn’t end there. It also brings with it masses of useful improvements including menu customisation, better friends/party management, as well as implementing 3D audio technology for users to get better sound out of their in-built TV speakers.
What Do We Think?
While having the option to expand your PS5 storage is great, there is something of a problem with that. Namely, most M.2 SSD drives that are officially compatible with the expansion slot are rather expensive. Although prices do vary, most basic SSD models that are ‘rated’ for the console start at around £175 (this is due to the exceptionally fast data transfer rates the system requires).
However, if you want to learn more about the September update, you can either check out the video below or visit the official Sony PS5 blog via the link here!
What do you think? – Let us know in the comments!