According to Sony, if you want to expand the memory of your PlayStation 5, it is best to use an M.2 2280 SSD with its heat sink to ensure a reasonable temperature even during extended gaming sessions. There is now a new variant of the Samsung 980 Pro Heatsink SSD.
Sony has quite high demands on SSD PS5, which are used to expand the memory of the PlayStation 5. Because Sony requires an M.2 SSD that is connected via PCIe 4.0 x4 and that achieves a sequential read speed of at least 5.5 GB/s. For the Gaming SSD to fit into the designated compartment of the console, it must be a maximum of 110 mm long, 22 mm wide, and 11.25 mm thick.
Although space is limited, Sony recommends using an SSD with its heat sink so that it does not overheat even under load. Samsung has now presented a new Samsung SSD 980 PRO Heatsink that meets all these requirements, which is technically identical to the regular 980 Pro ( approx. 160 euros for 1 TB on Amazon ), apart from the heat sink.
Therefore, the SSD PS5 achieves a sequential read rate of up to 7,000 MB/s, while the SSD achieves a maximum of 5,100 MB/s when writing. According to Samsung, the SSD is also ideally suited for use in computers that require high performance under load, for example when editing video or editing photos. Samsung even promises that the heat sink will help reduce fan noise – but the impact on the PS5 or PC fan should be minimal at best.
Samsung 980 PRO Heatsink price and availability
The Samsung 980 Pro Heatsink gaming SSD is finally available to pre-order via the Bhphotovideo.com, Newegg.com, Bestbuy.com, and Amazon.co.uk online stores. The SSD with Samsung 980 PRO 1TB of storage costs $249.99 and recommended retail price of $449.99 is estimated for the model with Samsung 980 PRO 2TB of storage.