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Sony’s first PS5 software beta arrives with M.2 SSD support



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Sony’s first PS5 software beta arrives with M.2 SSD support
 

 
SSD support but Sony recommend you get a heat sink for it because they didn't take that into accountability. Here's their statement


Using an M.2 SSD with your PS5 console requires effective heat dissipation with a cooling structure, such as a heatsink,” explains Sony. “You can attach one to your M.2 SSD yourself, either in a single-sided format, or double-sided format.”






Sony’s PS5 system software beta program is starting to roll out today, and it include access to the long-awaited M.2 SSD slot. The first PS5 beta is available for select users in the US, Canada, Japan, UK, Germany, and France. The beta includes some new UX enhancements and customizations, but the biggest addition is M.2 SSD expansion support.


Sony notes you’ll need an M.2 SSD that’s PCIe Gen4 and has read speeds of 5,500MB/s or faster. That’s largely what we were expecting, and it means a variety of Gen4 drives will be supported — including Samsung’s 980 Pro, Western Digital’s SN850s, and many other modern M.2 SSDs.

You may need to consider the cooling requirements for using an M.2 SSD in a PS5, though. “Using an M.2 SSD with your PS5 console requires effective heat dissipation with a cooling structure, such as a heatsink,” explains Sony. “You can attach one to your M.2 SSD yourself, either in a single-sided format, or double-sided format.”


While Sony notes that read speeds on Gen4 drives of 5,500MB/s or faster are recommended, it “cannot guarantee that all M.2 SSD devices meeting the described specifications will work with your console.” Playing games from this expandable storage may not have the “exact same performance” provided by the PS5’s internal drive, even if read speeds exceed 5,500MB/s.

Aside from M.2 SSD support, this latest PS5 beta software also includes 3D audio support for built-in TV speakers. This will be available in the sound menu in the PS5’s console system settings, and the feature uses the DualSense controller to measure the acoustics of a room to apply a 3D audio setting.


Sony is using the DualSense to intelligently enable 3D audio for TV speakers. Photo by Vjeran Pavic / The Verge
Sony is also improving other areas of its PS5 software. The Control Center interface will now include more personalization options for rearranging or choosing controls, and PS5 users will be able to view and write messages to friends and parties from the Game Base in the Control Center.


The Friends tab in Game Base is also being updated with better management options, and the ability to see how many friends are online. Sony is also addressing some of the confusing aspects of PS4 or PS5 versions of games. Different versions will now appear separately in the home screen and game library, and each game’s title will also now include whether it’s PS4 or PS5.

This new PS5 beta will also include a trophy tracker that lets players quickly access up to five trophies per game through the Control Center. Sony is also adding options to pick between 720p and 1080p for its PlayStation Now service, and enabling a new automatic video clip for PS5 players that compete in challenges for high scores in games.
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 2 months ago '12        #2
Faythung 
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this latest PS5 beta software also includes 3D audio support for built-in TV speakers. This will be available in the sound menu in the PS5’s console system settings, and the feature uses the DualSense controller to measure the acoustics of a room to apply a 3D audio setting.
Sounds clever.
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 2 months ago '05        #3
GodzMustBeCrazy  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x1
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Props to whomever recommended a heat shink back when the console was announced, I can't remember who said it, one of the XBoys I think though, they were on point with that though.

 2 months ago '17        #4
SPdaGOAT  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x4
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It’s dope they kept their promise about releasing this in the Summer

 2 months ago '05        #5
precys  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x2 OP
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SSD that should meet requirements and looks like it has a heatsink on it



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 2 months ago '04        #6
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 GodzMustBeCrazy said
Props to whomever recommended a heat shink back when the console was announced, I can't remember who said it, one of the XBoys I think though, they were on point with that though.
You are welcome.
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 2 months ago '12        #7
Faythung 
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 Wawdy24 said
You are welcome.
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 2 months ago '05        #8
GodzMustBeCrazy  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x1
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 Wawdy24 said
You are welcome.
See I own up to sh*t...
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 2 months ago '04        #9
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Sony, where is the list of Drives that will work?
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 2 months ago '12        #10
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LocdUpProd  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x1
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 Wawdy24 said





Sony, where is the list of Drives that will work?
Nobody knows yet till they start testing em


Its all hearsay right now

 2 months ago '17        #12
SPdaGOAT  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x4
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 Wawdy24 said





Sony, where is the list of Drives that will work?
Why do you care?
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 2 months ago '17        #13
Naga Sadow  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x20
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And this is where the rumors of heat issues stems from. Nothing to blame but p*ss poor design.



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 2 months ago '17        #14
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 Wawdy24 said





Sony, where is the list of Drives that will work?
Do they seriously think the average consumer is gonna know how to or even want to dig into these specs?

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 2 months ago '05        #15
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I'll wait
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 2 months ago '07        #16
KeepinItTrill 
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 precys said
SSD that should meet requirements and looks like it has a heatsink on it



430 bucks for 2TB, jesus
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 2 months ago '04        #17
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 2 months ago '20        #18
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 Wawdy24 said
You are welcome.
And you are welcome.

 2 months ago '12        #19
BrooklynSwag 
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Hardware beta for expansion options
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 2 months ago '04        #20
Liquid-Science 
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They used to call Xboxes a PC...Now Sony is asking people to crack open their PS5, install Hard drives, know what a heat sink is and how to install one
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 2 months ago '05        #21
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 D1dnt read said
And you are welcome.
And you are welcome.

 2 months ago '20        #22
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 P-Hill said
And you are welcome.
And you in turn are welcome since I taught u everything u know.
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 2 months ago '04        #23
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They don't have a list of what will actually work even if it meets the requirements it still could not work, Sony must have their own dedicated ssd they wanna sell

 2 months ago '12        #24
OldBusiness  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x3
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Got the update a few mins ago through the beta program, already had an SSD so ima pop it in in a few and test it
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 2 months ago '04        #25
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 precys said
SSD that should meet requirements and looks like it has a heatsink on it



Good lookin!



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