PS5 is known for its limited internal storage, after cutting the operating system and others, users only get free space on this game console of around 667.2 GB at the beginning of the launch.
Unlike the Xbox Series X which has a special expansion slot for additional storage, Sony has decided to use the M.2 slot on the PlayStation 5. This opens up more opportunities for the M.2 SSD to be used.
Until finally, the official PlayStation website contains a special page on how to install an SSD in the PlayStation 5’s internal M.2 slot. Which also opens up this expansion feature for PS5 beta testing participants.
Beta testing participants need to install the beta system on their console first before being able to take advantage of the M.2 SSD slot on the PS5. And not just any M.2 SSD that can be paired.
Quoted from The Verge, Sony requires the paired M.2 SSD to be PCIe Gen4 compliant and a minimum capacity of 250 GB. An SSD capable of reaching speeds of 5,500 MB/s is also recommended, but later PCIe Gen4 which is slower will also be supported.
Team from The Verge I myself have tested using the Corsair Force MP600 2TB which has a speed of 4,950 MB / s and the Sabrent Rocket Gen4 500GB 5,000 MB / s, both run smoothly on the PlayStation 5.
On the other hand, there is also Seagate which officially announced the presence of the FireCuda 530 which is said to be compatible with the PS5. So far, no SSD brand has officially announced special memory for this Sony game console.