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Sony announced that the PS5’s storage can be expanded by adding an M.2 SSD. Doing so enables you to download more games to the system itself! However, before adding a new M.2 SSD to your PS5, you need to make sure the specifications of the M.2 SSD meet the minimum requirements for the PS5 console.



PCIe Gen4 x4 M.2 NVMe SSD


250GB – 4TB

Cooling Structure

Using an M.2 SSD with your PS5 console requires effective heat dissipation with a cooling structure, such as a heatsink. You can attach one to your M.2 SSD yourself, either in a single-sided format, or double-sided format. There are also M.2 SSDs that have cooling structures (such as heatsinks) built in.

Sequential Read Speed

5,500MB/s or faster is recommended

Module Width

22mm width (25mm width is not supported)

Form Factor

M.2 type 2230, 2242, 2260, 2280 and 22110.

These numbers can be found on retail listings for M.2 SSD devices. The first two digits refer to the width, the remaining digits to the length.


Maximum Size (Including cooling structure)

In millimeters: smaller than 110mm (L) x 25mm (W) x 11.25mm (H).

In inches: smaller than 4.33in (L) x 0.984 in (W) x 0.442in (H).


You can check the details directly via the PlayStation website:

To sum up, there are 4 primary requirements you need to pay attention to. First, the PCIe SSD generation needs to be Gen4 x4. Second, since there will be heat generated by the SSD, use of a quality, efficient heatsink is important. Third, the sequential read speed should be at least 5,500MB/s. Lastly, the capacity of the M.2 SSD should be between 250GB and 4TB.


Sound familiar already? It should! TEAMGROUP has already launched the perfect M.2 SSD for PS5 consoles back in October 2021, the T-FORCE CARDEA A440 Pro Special Series M.2 PCIe SSD!

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The T-FORCE CARDEA A440 Pro Special Series M.2 PCIe SSD is equipped with the industry's first-ever white graphene heat sink. The M.2 PCIe4.0 SSD, created specifically to expand PS5 storage, can reach read/write speeds of up to 7,400/7,000 MB/s and offers storage capacities of up to 4TB. The T-FORCE CARDEA A440 Pro Special Series M.2 SSD meets the specifications for the PS5 in heat sink size, read/write speeds, and supported capacities, allowing PS5 gamers to install it easily and get the storage and performance they need instantly. By upgrading your PS5 console with a T-FORCE CARDEA A440 Pro Special Series M.2 PCIe SSD, you can experience better read and write speeds when transferring your game data, improved loading times for your favorite games, and never have to worry about which games to keep or delete when downloaded the latest titles!

For gamers looking to expand their PS5 storage, you can check out the T-FORCE CARDEA A440 Pro Special Series M.2 PCIe SSD here:

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For those who want to upgrade their PS5, the T-FORCE CARDEA A440 Pro Special Series is a perfect fit. In order to make the installation easier, we’ve prepared a video guide and included the SSD read and write performance results from the video.





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