PS5 SSDs have been flying off the shelves in the last week, but that’s not stopping these sticks from dropping to their lowest ever prices. Two PS5 SSD models are now at their cheapest positions yet; the Crucial P5 Plus 1TB (now $169.99, was $179.99) and the Samsung 980 Pro 1TB (now $179.99, was $229.99). Neither of these models come with their own heatsinks, but you’ll find a range of compatible models just below and the prices of sticks that do offer this feature are skyrocketing right now.
Sony has a strict set of requirements for its SSD bay. Third party sticks need a read speed of at least 5,500MB/s with a PCIe Gen4 interface, among other specs listed below. Some of the top storage brands have been developing compatible models (or adjusting their current products) to meet these specs, but it’s well worth checking before heading to checkout.
Access to additional internal SSD storage comes as part of last week’s update for all users, whereas previously such expansion was limited to beta testers. Since then we’ve seen some of the best PS5 SSDs dropping prices on non-heatsink models and raising prices on ready to install versions. It pays, then, to source your own cooling pad.