When the PlayStation 5 (PS5) moved to support an additional SSD , many gamers cheered: it’s finally possible to expand the console’s storage. But to take advantage of this feature, it’s important to choose a drive that not only meets the minimum requirements but takes performance seriously. This is where the WD_BLACK SN850 NVMe SSD with heatsink comes into its own.
It starts with the brand itself. The WD_BLACK line was created by Western Digital especially for the demanding gamer audience. There you will find internal or external hard drives and SSDs, all with high performance and different storage capacities for your equipment, be it a desktop, notebook or console.
The WD_BLACK SN850 NVMe SSD is one such product. The heatsink version easily meets all the requirements that an SSD must have to be installed on the PlayStation 5 . One of them is to work with standard PCIe Gen4 x4 with M.2 connector. Another is to have compact dimensions of up to 110 mm in length.
Have more. While the console requires the SSD to have at least 5,500 MB/s (megabytes per second) of sequential read data speed, the WD_BLACK SN850 NVMe SSD reaches up to 7,000 MB/s. As if that wasn’t enough, the drive achieves up to 5300MB/sec in data writing and handles up to 1,000,000 random operations per second (IOPS).
All these numbers can be summed up in one word: performance. Enough performance for you to have a smooth, consistent and responsive experience with your favorite PS5 games.
The console also asks for the additional SSD to have a cooling frame. That’s why the WD_BLACK SN850 NVMe SSD targeted to the PlayStation 5 ships from the factory with a heatsink capable of keeping the unit’s temperature at a safe level, even when the console is running at its maximum capacity.