Seagate was the first external manufacturer to confirm cooperation with Sony to jointly prepare additional drives for the PS5. The corporation introduced the FireCuda 530 series, which has been tested and works with PlayStation 5.
Before the premiere of the new generation, Sony has confirmed that PlayStation 5 will be able to mount an additional disk. The slot is still locked, but updating the console’s firmware will allow you to take advantage of the second SSD.
It is no secret that PS5 users will have to use only the fastest devices, because the console is equipped with a very fast SSD prepared to order – the second hardware must meet the expected parameters. At the time of the announcement of the new FireCuda 530 drives, many users speculated that the new model might be compatible with the Sony console.
Meanwhile, the Finder editorial team received a positive message – Seagate has worked with Sony to make the FireCuda 530 series work with PlayStation 5 as expected.
“We did some tests with Sony on the PlayStation 5 and today we can confirm that the FireCuda 530 with heatsink meets all the PS5 requirements. In the design of the PS5, the SSD card slot is very narrow, so there is not much space to mount an SSD. However, on the FireCuda 530 – even with the heat sink on top – the slim design allows it to fit. Of course, the FireCuda 530 without the heatsink is thinner, so both will fit in the PS5, ”said Country Manager at Seagate Technology, ANZ, Jeff Park.
The FireCuda 530 is twice as fast as the FireCuda 520 Gen 3, so users can expect 7,300 MB / s sequential reading and 6,900 MB / s sequential writing. The parameters are much greater than the minimum requirements of PlayStation 5.
It’s worth mentioning that We wrote about FireCuda 530 last month, however, now confirm the cooperation of the Japanese giant with the manufacturer. Below are the previously indicated prices:
- Seagate FireCuda 530 500 GB – 151,90 euro
- Seagate FireCuda 530 500 GB (z radiatorem) – 179,90 euro
- Seagate FireCuda 530 1 TB – 269,90 euro
- Seagate FireCuda 530 1 TB (z radiatorem) – 304,90 euro
- Seagate FireCuda 530 2 TB – 567,90 euro
- Seagate FireCuda 530 2 TB (z radiatorem) – 639,90 euro
- Seagate FireCuda 530 4 TB – 1109,90 euro
- Seagate FireCuda 530 4 TB (z radiatorem) – 1179,90 euro