When Sony launched the PlayStation 5 devices just before the holidays at the end of last year, it was surprising that it did not provide external disk support on its devices, forcing players to deal with a space that is not large, especially since the size of the games for the device is very huge. But it seems that this issue will be solved this summer by allowing users to add external SSDs.
According to Bloomberg, Sony will launch a new update this summer that allows external SSDs to be connected to PlayStation 5 devices to take advantage of additional capacity, download and experience more games.
Sony provides M.2 ports in its devices that I have used, but these ports are of no value at the present time because the operating system does not support them, but when the system is updated, players will be able to add external SSD drives easily.
It is noteworthy that the PlayStation 5 devices come with an actual storage capacity of 825 GB, but with the operating system and basic applications, 667 GB of them can be used to install games, which is a small space compared to the size of games; Where it may not accommodate more than 4-5 games, especially since the two games Call of Duty and Cyberpunk 2077, for example, exceed 250 GB, and there are many similar games.
The PlayStation 5 is compatible with a PCIe 4.0 M.2 SSD and previous generation storage drives, but it is not known what Sony will support when updating its devices.