SONY is adding a new way to expand the storage capacity of the PlayStation 5.
It means that gamers who are running out of space on the console's hard drive will no longer have to delete games before downloading new ones.
- Read the latest stories for PS5
- Keep up-to-date with all the Xbox news
- Read the latest gaming news
After all, games like Call of Duty can take up well over 100GB of storage.
And even though your PS5 has an 825GB SSD, only 667GB of that is actually usable.
In the console's first major system update, Sony is adding the ability to expand the console's storage with an additional hard drive.
The update, an early "beta" version of which rolled out to select users on Thursday, lets you add your own PCIe Gen 4 SSD hard drive.
This can be used for installing and playing PS5 games as if they were on the console.
The drive connects to an expansion port at the back of the console, which until the update rolls out more widely is effectively useless.
For some reason, Sony decided to deactivate the port at launch and hold off on allowing the addition of M.2 SSD storage until further down the line.
Sony hasn't confirmed the minimum performance level required of the drive. It's also not clear when the update will roll out more widely.
Until it does, there is another way you can expand your PS5's storage.
Currently, you can plug in an external hard drive or solid-state drive via USB (not via the special port at the back).
This will immediately boost your storage while the unit is connected to the PS5.
The catch is that you can't play PS5 games using this method, as the storage isn't fast enough.
However, you can play PS4 games using this method – freeing up space on your PS5 for native games.
Gaming tips and tricks
Looking for tips and tricks across your favourite consoles and games? We have you covered…
- Can you play PS4 games on PS5?
- PS5 vs Xbox Series X – which is better?
- Everything you need to know about Roblox
- Most popular Roblox games
- Best video games for 2021
- How to tame a boar in Fortnite
- Top 100 rated players in FIFA 21
- Best FM21 wonderkids
- How many people play Fortnite?
- Full weapon tier list from Valheim
Most read in Gaming
GTA 6 release date 'LEAKED' as internet Sleuths spot job listings
SolChicks guide: How to make money in the play-to-earn crypto game
Pokemon Legends: Arceus 'sexy' Lopunny is raising gamers' pulses
I saved MJ in Fortnite – but what happened next will surprise you
In other news, check out the new Lamborghini Huracan Evo that can clean your house and cook you dinner.
Check out the wildly impressive Panasonic 65HZ1000 TV, which makes most tellies look rubbish.
Read our complete guide to Call of Duty 2021.
And Dell's Alienware R10 Ryzen Edition is a gaming PC powerhouse that crushes both the new consoles.
We pay for your stories! Do you have a story for The Sun Online Tech & Science team? Email us at email@example.com
Source: Read Full Article