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Sony open up M2 SSD port to beta testers of system software

M1chl

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There are people whom have got a sn750se ssd which is a pcie4x2 nvme drive rated at 3200mb/s. Apparently the sony read test is saying something closer to 5200.
 
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Fucking brexit, could have ordered it for cheap from UK

...cuz there is a lot of holes in my PC to be filled with NVMe cards. I need it all of the TBs in the universe currently.
I want to upgrade my pc with more ssde, what do these holes look like?
 

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This is inexcusable! The fact that this isn’t available yet is insane. I have no fucking room on my ssd Sony!!! Put the update out. Should have been available since day one.

How aren’t you guys not pissed about this?
 

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I want to upgrade my pc with more ssde, what do these holes look like?
 

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This is inexcusable! The fact that this isn’t available yet is insane. I have no fucking room on my ssd Sony!!! Put the update out. Should have been available since day one.

How aren’t you guys not pissed about this?

I'm constantly pissed. But there's nothing I can do.

I want to play the FFVII Remake on my PS5 but I have no space left.😟😢
 
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This is inexcusable! The fact that this isn’t available yet is insane. I have no fucking room on my ssd Sony!!! Put the update out. Should have been available since day one.

How aren’t you guys not pissed about this?
Am extremely pissed, friend.
 
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I'm pissed about this and VRR but there is nothing we can do. I don't need the space yet though, I don't buy a whole lot of PS5 games. And those prices are putting me off still.
 

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All I can think of is that if you take away the 1% of YouTube influencers ramming it down your throat about how they were sent SSDs for free and thank you to my sponsors etc, the other 99% must have provided some actual feedback back to Sony.

Because I don’t know why there is such a delay between beta and official release this time.

I wonder if Sony have actually had bricked or destroyed systems by this beta?
 
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I agree that the wait for the expansion SSD firmware is frustrating. I kept signing up for the beta - 3 to 5 times per day over a month - but never got an invite. Bought a 2 TB WD SN850 with heatsink about a month ago so I'm itching to install it and finally be able to install what I want without having to juggle PS5 games. I am absolutely fed up with having to archive PS5 games to my external SSD in order to make space for new games because even that process is not seamless like on Xbox as you have to wait for it to complete before you can do anything else with the PS5.

I can understand Sony not wanting to rush out a buggy firmware but, c'mon, the console has been out almost 10 months now and we are STILL waiting for the expansion slot to be officially unlocked. I'm honestly shocked at how far behind Microsoft Sony are when it comes to supporting hardware features. We are still waiting for the official SSD expansion firmware and I am not even going to hazard a guess at how long it will be before we get VRR support on the PS5 (I am actually starting to think we won't...).
 

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Too pricey for me, would rather go 1TB for now

Just make sure that you know 1TB will suffice for the long term since these things are expensive. I got the 2TB. That with my two externals on my PS5, I'm calling it a generation with backup drives.
 

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I agree that the wait for the expansion SSD firmware is frustrating. I kept signing up for the beta - 3 to 5 times per day over a month - but never got an invite. Bought a 2 TB WD SN850 with heatsink about a month ago so I'm itching to install it and finally be able to install what I want without having to juggle PS5 games. I am absolutely fed up with having to archive PS5 games to my external SSD in order to make space for new games because even that process is not seamless like on Xbox as you have to wait for it to complete before you can do anything else with the PS5.

I can understand Sony not wanting to rush out a buggy firmware but, c'mon, the console has been out almost 10 months now and we are STILL waiting for the expansion slot to be officially unlocked. I'm honestly shocked at how far behind Microsoft Sony are when it comes to supporting hardware features. We are still waiting for the official SSD expansion firmware and I am not even going to hazard a guess at how long it will be before we get VRR support on the PS5 (I am actually starting to think we won't...).
We won’t
 

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This is inexcusable! The fact that this isn’t available yet is insane. I have no fucking room on my ssd Sony!!! Put the update out. Should have been available since day one.

How aren’t you guys not pissed about this?
Because it’s video games and not anything actually important in life. The updates comes when it comes. Life moves on.
 

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Would like to know why I keep losing gigs worth of space on the main drive despite not having anything installed to it anymore.
 
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This is inexcusable! The fact that this isn’t available yet is insane. I have no fucking room on my ssd Sony!!! Put the update out. Should have been available since day one.

How aren’t you guys not pissed about this?
I'm not pissed because this is not important.
 
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I need some help. Best Buy doesn't have the SN850 2TB SSD with heatsink, just SSD without. I need to buy from best buy because I have ~$300 of rewards I need to use, so it's a no brainer to buy from Best Buy to get a 2TB for cheap.

Having said that, is there a way to buy the WD heatsink separately or is there a third party heatsink I should buy with it?

Thanks for the help!
 

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Just make sure that you know 1TB will suffice for the long term since these things are expensive. I got the 2TB. That with my two externals on my PS5, I'm calling it a generation with backup drives.
2TB internal and a 1TB Samsung for PS4 games here.
 

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Than why are you responding 🤔 Do you even own a PS5?
You asked a question. I responded. Don’t want people to give answers you don’t like then don’t ask questions.

And yes I’ve had one since day 1. Already have my 1TB SN850.
Would I like the firmware update? Of course. How am I not pissed off, because I’m an adult with bigger things to worry about than getting angry over firmware updates.
 

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You asked a question. I responded. Don’t want people to give answers you don’t like then don’t ask questions.

And yes I’ve had one since day 1. Already have my 1TB SN850.
Would I like the firmware update? Of course. How am I not pissed off, because I’m an adult with bigger things to worry about than getting angry over firmware updates.
So your ok with having a feature locked away from a physical product you purchased . Then on top of that you go and purchase another product for said feature that you are locked out of using.

I’m listening to 1984 maybe you should too.
 

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You asked a question. I responded. Don’t want people to give answers you don’t like then don’t ask questions.

And yes I’ve had one since day 1. Already have my 1TB SN850.
Would I like the firmware update? Of course. How am I not pissed off, because I’m an adult with bigger things to worry about than getting angry over firmware updates.
Some people are just impatient and hate waiting for things, nothing to do with being a adult and having far more important things to worry about.

I’m not worried or angry about a firmware update either, I’m just an impatient person. In real life we probably wouldn’t get on if the thought of that that makes your shit itch.
 
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So your ok with having a feature locked away from a physical product you purchased . Then on top of that you go and purchase another product for said feature that you are locked out of using.

I’m listening to 1984 maybe you should too.

The feature is not locked away from you. It's an upcoming feature that is not released yet. Relax. Be patient. It will eventually release and we can move on to the next travesty.
 
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The feature is not locked away from you. It's an upcoming feature that is not released yet. Relax. Be patient. It will eventually release and we can move on to the next travesty.
Hopefully the next travesty is getting vrr
 

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So your ok with having a feature locked away from a physical product you purchased . Then on top of that you go and purchase another product for said feature that you are locked out of using.

I’m listening to 1984 maybe you should too.
No I’m just patient. I know it’s coming. I wanted the SSD before they were out of stock everywhere and I couldn’t get one.
I also knew this feature would be locked away, they told us this months before the system came out. This is no surprise. It will come out for us all. I can wait. And I’m ready for when it does come out.

You thinking this is in any way analogous to 1984 is unbelievably hilarious though. Thank you for making me laugh so hard this morning.
 

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I keep hearing people clamoring for VRR but never dipped into why it's such a hot topic all of a sudden.

More and more VRR capable TVs on the market today, so people are kinda pissed the support isn’t there on ps5.
I’m more interested in the ssd firmware being available. Been juggling space like crazy.

Jesus they're identical.

In 3.0 Sony should just merge the two storage numbers so that if you have a 2TB installed, the console just shows 2.8TB instead of two separate drives

Not sure allowing game installs across multiple drives will ever be allowed, and for good reason.