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PlayStation Blog: PS5 April Update brings new storage options and social features

7thedon7

Neo Member
I'm on the android app and there isn't anything like that on my phone.
Check if there isn’t an update to the app.
 

Snake29

Banned
I really don't understand how they are yet to enable the nvme expansion slot on these machines. Its been how long now?

There must be something wrong. It just doesn't make any sense.

I does makes sense. It's not about the expansion bay, but about the availability of those supported NVMe drives.
 

MrTentakel

Member
I does makes sense. It's not about the expansion bay, but about the availability of those supported NVMe drives.

There are plenty PCIe4 NVMe SSDs with sufficient read performance.
 

Aenima

Member
I like what they did with the Game Base, by separating the groups from friends list, and what they did on the Library, can finally hide all the demos and betas i played on PS4 and was showing on my game library. No more :p I still left PT un hidden because im masochist.
 

NeonDelta

Member
I like what they did with the Game Base, by separating the groups from friends list, and what they did on the Library, can finally hide all the demos and betas i played on PS4 and was showing on my game library. No more :p I still left PT un hidden because im masochist.
I left PT there too.

Weird how demos were on top of the actual game. I went to resident evil 2 and it said not playable. Chose hide and it was then playable (with disc) as the main game was hidden behind the demo.

Not a fan of party being first in game base, would rather it showed friends list by default.
 

01011001

Gold Member
yet another way to play PS5 games using a DualShock 4 and vise versa, and yet again it is through a weird and complicated back door... way to go!
 
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DaveinAmaze

Neo Member
Also, not sure if anyone needs to hear this, but it helped save me from buying a new external ssd. Apparently certain enclosure chipsets for external nvme drives don't play nice with the PS4/PS5 rest mode causing them to power off momentarily/need repair every time you go into rest mode. I got a new one today and it works great other than super slow download speeds (<0.5MB/s) from the rear USB A ports. I switched it to the front C port and speeds are identical to the internal drive (~75MB-100MB/s).

Link for anyone who wants to go this route: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07NPFV21K/?tag=neogaf0e-20

Thanks for sharing and the info. I'm using an adata se800 external ssd nvme drive and have this issue with not being able to use it in rest mode without repairing everytime I turn the system on from rest.

Is there anything I can do to my external ssd drive to fix this? I can't open it and put it in a different encloser could I? Would it be best to maybe just sell it and get another one that is confirmed to work with the ps5? I've had it for a few months so can't return it.

Website even mentions that it's ps5 compatible but not being able to use it in rest mode is a deal breaker for me.

 

Duchess

Member
The random disc spinning appears to be improved.

Tonight, I played Ghost of Tsushima for an hour, followed by an hour of watching Netflix. Aside from the initial spin up at boot, I don't recall the disc spinning up during Ghost. It certainly didn't do it during Netflix.

Normally, the PS5 would spin up the disc twice during the two hours I have it on, but tonight it didn't do it. That's a massive improvement in my experience. Here's hoping that's now thing that's here to stay, and the PS5 wasn't just giving me a night off.
 

thebigmanjosh

Gold Member
Thanks for sharing and the info. I'm using an adata se800 external ssd nvme drive and have this issue with not being able to use it in rest mode without repairing everytime I turn the system on from rest.

Is there anything I can do to my external ssd drive to fix this? I can't open it and put it in a different encloser could I? Would it be best to maybe just sell it and get another one that is confirmed to work with the ps5? I've had it for a few months so can't return it.

Website even mentions that it's ps5 compatible but not being able to use it in rest mode is a deal breaker for me.


Yeah that was the same issue I dealt with and almost ended up getting a new SSD like the T5 or T7, BUT that enclosure I linked fixed those problems with my "old" nVME.

I've tried it on and off today and aside from the slow downloads from the back USBs, it's worked perfectly in rest mode.
 

twilo99

Member
I does makes sense. It's not about the expansion bay, but about the availability of those supported NVMe drives.

The whole thing doesn't make sense. Why aren't there any supported nvme drives? Sony is big enough to strike partnerships with companies that can produce them. They've known about their nvme spec for very long time.. unless it was a last minute addition?
 

Sushen

Member
I really hope Sony fixes hdmi feature. As someone with more than just ps5 attached to TV, I hate it when ps5 turns on because I turned on TV to watch something else. No other devices I have auto turn itself on because TV input is set to it. Pretty annoying.
 

LordOfChaos

Member
If you know anything about how to effectively cool PC hardware (including storage, be it HDD or SSD), then it it could've been easy for you to see that what they have there for M.2 cooling is just pointless and useless at best. HDDs in Notebooks are cooled the same way, or rather not cooled at all which is why they are dying cuz of overheat (one of many reasons of course, but still one of them) cuz there's nothing there to actively and effectively cool them.

I think M.2. was the absolute last thing they've thought about when it comes to cooling and you can see it perfectly there. There's just no room for any custom and active cooling solution which you can get on PC where room is not a problem at all.

'Member when the Sony engineers just forgot about thermals and SSDs in the PS5 drive bay wouldn't be possible? I 'member
 


I don't need to tell you that I told you so, but I told you so. It's honestly pretty obvious for those who's been dealing with PC hardware for years.

Also, who's dumb enough right now to rush and buy almost two times more expensive (1 and 4 TBs models) M.2 Gen 4 SSD instead of 10-20 GB/s external USB SSD, store their PS4/PS5 games on it and use internal SSD only when they need to play PS5 game? Moreover, transfering games from USB SSD to internal NVMe (and the other way around) is much faster in comparison to downloading them from PSN and you don't need internet connection for it. All you need to do is from here on out is from to time make sure that SSD is connected to active energy source (console or PC, doesn't matter) to prevent data loss.

We didn't have options with Vita, but now we do, so use them to your financial advantage folks and use your brain. I know I won't be buying M.2 SSD until top tear 1-2TB models are $130-140. Also, as NAND tech for M.2 SSDs matures, it hopefully won't need to maintain 80-90+C to offer high transfer speeds.
 
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