News: Official PlayStation Internal SSD launches in partnership with Western Digital

By Cubed3 Staff 11.07.2022

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Gamers are about to have the guesswork taken out of their purchasing decision when purchasing an SSD for their PlayStation 5. Western Digital and Sony Interactive Entertainment have partnered up to deliver the industry's first official PlayStation®-licensed M.2 SSD for PlayStation 5.

The  WD_BLACK™ SN850 NVMe™ SSD for PS5 Consoles enables players to expand the high-speed storage  capacity of their PS5 console. Optimised for the newest-generation console, Western Digital validated drive performance through multiple scenarios to ensure the drive has been fully tested for the PS5.

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"We're excited for this new journey with Sony Interactive Entertainment and the opportunity to bring the officially licensed drive to PS5 gamers," said Susan Park, vice president of Consumer Solutions  Product Management, Western Digital. "Western Digital's WD_BLACK brand was created to bring high performance products to gamers everywhere. Combined with this innovative partnership, we aim to  deepen our current commitment to developing storage solutions that enhance the gaming experience  for all gamers." 

With the WD_BLACK SN850 NVMe SSD for PS5, gamers can store and play both PS5 games and PS4 games directly from the drive. The drive's attached heatsink also makes installation quicker with its all in-one design. Gamers can cut down on long load times with PCIe Gen4 technology, reaching up to  7000MB/s read speed to get them in the game fast so they can focus more on gaming. 

The WD_BLACK SN850 NVMe SSD for PS5 retails for £179.99 GBP (1TB) and £289.99 GBP (2TB) and is available for purchase on the Western Digital online store.

Do you have additional storage on your PS5 already? Has this made the decision making process easier? Be sure to let us know in the comments section.

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