Makers of high-performance SSDs have wasted no time capitalizing on drives designed for gamers who are eager to pay for their experience. Sony’s upgradeable SSD in PlayStation 5 certainly presents some great opportunities, too, so Addlink introduced its A95-series drives that are specifically designed and optimized for the console, joining a fast-growing list of SSDs that will work with the console (you can see the full list here).
Addlink’s AddGame A95 family includes 1TB, 2TB, and 4TB M.2-2280 SSDs. The new drives use a PCIe 4.0 x4 interface to offer maximum performance for gamers. The drives are rated for up to 7400/7000 MB/s sequential read/write speeds, meaning Addlink’s AddGame A95 4TB SSDs not only beat Sony’s first-party Nextorage drives but are among the fastest SSDs for PlayStation 5 as well as the highest-performing M.2 drives available today.
As expected, the lower-capacity drives are a tad slower, but they’re still rated for up to 7300 MB/s – 7400 MB/s read speeds, which is very high even by high-performance desktop standards.