Samsung's new PS5 SSD costs half as much as the console – Tom's Guide

  • The new Samsung 980 Pro SSD is designed for the PS5 and comes with its own heatsink.
  • The 1TB version costs $249 and the 2TB model is $449. Both launch October 29.
  • The drive offers fast read speeds of up to 7,000 MB/s and write speeds of up to 5,100 MB/s.

Samsung has announced a new SSD that is fully compatible with the PS5. The Samsung 980 Pro M.2 NVMe SSD meets all of Sony’s technical benchmarks and will be an ideal option if you’re looking to upgrade your console’s hard drive — assuming you can stomach the $249 price point. 

The Samsung 980 Pro is not technically a new SSD. It’s been available at major retailers for several months, but Samsung is releasing a new model that is designed specifically for the PS5. The primary difference between the currently available 980 Pro SSD and this new version is the latter comes with a pre-installed heatsink.


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