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News New NVMe SSD From WD Revealed, And It's Fast Enough For The PS5

notseqi

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To me that looks like some kind of padding where the plate is attached.
Either it has no relevance to the SSD itself or it's part of the cooling solution and making use of it for the SSD bay.
Not sure about either, pure speculation.
 

Woody337

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Either it has no relevance to the SSD itself or it's part of the cooling solution and making use of it for the SSD bay.
Not sure about either, pure speculation.
I wasnt very clear in my response. I think it may be padding for the ssd access door. Not actually touching to the drive at all, just the door to get to it
 
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Easily, notice how a 1TB 7GB/s open market SSD is cheaper or at the same price of a 1TB 2.4GB/s proprietary one.

And we are talking RIGHT NOW. Open market will get even cheaper faster than proprietary one.

Sony has done the right thing with PS5 storage solution.
There will be other producers of the XBOX memory expansion and different sizes too. They're the same price now except one is a lot more convenient. We'll see how it all plays out.
 

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One can only hope Sony says this well work in the ps5, I like the 2TB priced one.
 

Thicc Team Six

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Storage is going to be expensive for Xbox, PC, and PlayStation for a good while...

Beginning to remind me of buying hard drives in the 90s.
 
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One can only hope Sony says this well work in the ps5, I like the 2TB priced one.
It's quite costly at the moment at $450. At that price I'll be transferring back and forth to an existing external SSD until a few years from now when the price hopefully will drop to around $200.
 

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It's quite costly at the moment at $450. At that price I'll be transferring back and forth to an existing external SSD until a few years from now when the price hopefully will drop to around $200.
The 3TB one is the 450 dollar price. The 500 GB is 149 and the 2TB is 229.

Edited: apologies I got the capacities mixed up.
 
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Easily, notice how a 1TB 7GB/s open market SSD is cheaper or at the same price of a 1TB 2.4GB/s proprietary one.

And we are talking RIGHT NOW. Open market will get even cheaper faster than proprietary one.

Sony has done the right thing with PS5 storage solution.
You're right.

And notice how every PC that is pre-built for you, and every oil change done at a shop costs a more than doing it yourself.

Only a small number of PS5 gamers will end up disassembling the console and screwing in a compatible PC SSD. I bet most PS5 users will just plug in an external HDD like on Xbox and PS4 and think it does the same thing.
 
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I can't wait to put an 8tb drive in my PS5,by the end of the gen they will be dirt cheap!
Not much use by the end of the gen but at least it will be useful for the PS6. I'm assuming SSD will be used on that as well and not considered obselete by then.

The 3TB one is the 450 dollar price. The 500 GB is 149 and the 2TB is 229.

Edited: apologies I got the capacities mixed up.
500GB is $300 per TB
2TB is $115 per TB
3TB is $150 per TB

So the 500GB version is terrible value compared to the others. Personally I'd go with the 2TB version at that price but I'll be holding out until 2022 anyway so if prices have dropped enough by then I'll go with a 3TB.
 
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Is anyone getting an SSD expansion day 1 or waiting it out? I really want an affordable 2tb one so think I'll wait (<£250).