PS5: Install memory – prepare properly
Before you start the installation, you should prepare yourself well and get the right SSD. You’ll also need a Phillips screwdriver and a mat to place the console on — and avoid scraping it across the table like editor Patrick Nowak did in the video. Then only the memory is missing – choose an SSD that meets the following parameters:
- M.2 connector
- NVMe technology
- PCIe 4.0
- Heat sink (the heat sink can also be installed. Cost: 10 euros)
- between 500 gigabytes and a maximum of 8 terabytes
For example, the WD Black SN850 with heat sink mentioned in the video is ideally suited. You can find out which SSDs otherwise fit here as soon as COMPUTER BILD has checked the functionality.
Expanding the memory of the PlayStation 5: How does the assembly work?
First, open the console case. Position the PlayStation so that the USB-C port or disc drive is facing you. Then grab the white edge of the housing at the top left and pull it up, at the same time push the cover to the right with a little force. It should resolve itself fairly quickly.
Now look for a long gray cover with a black screw. Loosen this with a Phillips screwdriver. Once it is off, the gray cover can be removed.
Now you can see the slot in which the M.2 PCIe NVMe SSD finds its new home. There you will see a screw and a small spacer. Unscrew the screw. Now the spacer can be positioned to hold the SSD in place.
But first the SSD has to be in place. Slide it into the M.2 slot at an angle of about 45 degrees. Press the memory down a little and press the SSD into the slot with a little pressure – until it “clicks”.
Press down on the SSD until the small notch touches the standoff. Take the previously removed screw and fasten the SSD.
The only thing missing now is the gray cover. Place this back in place and screw the flap in place with the black screw. Housing wall up, cable in – and plugged into the TV.
Format SSD: This is how it works on the PS5
- Go to “Settings”
- Then on “Storage”
- Scroll to Install Location and select the new storage as the primary target.