PS5 Firmware 2.0 Tested: M.2 SSD Storage Upgrade vs. PS5 Internal Drive Loading Time Tests!

1 : Anonymous2021/08/07 16:21 ID: ozwah7
PS5 Firmware 2.0 Tested: M.2 SSD Storage Upgrade vs. PS5 Internal Drive Loading Time Tests!
2 : Anonymous2021/08/07 17:10 ID: h82p7oa

I legit thought that SSD was a sandwich for a bit

ID: h83auor

Thought it looked like a piece of honeycomb lol

3 : Anonymous2021/08/07 16:43 ID: h82ln2k

Just got my beta invite yesterday, the SN850 is indistinguishable to me. Except I had a Returnal run crash once off of the M2, and a few instances of my headphones cutting out. It;s amazing how fast those little drives are!

4 : Anonymous2021/08/07 21:48 ID: h83o0ee

Slow Gen4 drives provide the same, or better, performance than the internal PS5 SSD in load times and gameplay, even in R&C, which is a next gen exclusive.

5 : Anonymous2021/08/07 22:25 ID: h83seht

Nice, just installed one yesterday 😀

6 : Anonymous2021/08/07 18:42 ID: h8313h8

PC SSDs are faster than PS5's internal SSD, to the surprise of absolutely nobody with a brain.

ID: h836htg

I mean, not all of them... Only the high-end ones.

7 : Anonymous2021/08/07 16:54 ID: h82n4pd

Didn't the Verge say their 3.9 GB/s drive worked fine? If that's the case then that means the internal SSD isn't as fast as it is on paper.

What's with the downvotes?

ID: h82p65e

Or it’s that software hasn’t managed to reveal the limitations.

9 : Anonymous2021/08/07 17:32 ID: h82ryg3
10 : Anonymous2021/08/07 18:39 ID: h830o8i

You get what you pay for.

11 : Anonymous2021/08/07 21:20 ID: h83kmpy

Sometimes. But definitely not always. Since we're basically talking a sort of binary requirement here, simply being 'good enough' is all you really need.

12 : Anonymous2021/08/07 17:49 ID: h82uabw

does the heatsink fit too?

13 : Anonymous2021/08/07 19:28 ID: h836w7i

The small one does, the larger one also just don't put the dumb plastic cover on. Why enclose it like that?

14 : Anonymous2021/08/07 20:33 ID: h83ew66

Thicker heatsinks can fit if you are okay with not putting the ssd slot cover back on.

15 : Anonymous2021/08/07 16:47 ID: h82m82s

Man does Richard's hands shake. Aging is a bitch.

16 : Anonymous2021/08/07 16:57 ID: h82ngbu

It's not Richard doing the install. It's likely Tom Morgan who shot the b-roll and published the written article.

17 : Anonymous2021/08/07 20:37 ID: h83fdzk

Father Time catches up to all. That SOB is undefeated.

18 : Anonymous2021/08/07 21:04 ID: h83iod1

A 980 Pro isn't 'any normal SSD'. It's a premium, high end drive.

But yes, there was absolutely rampant amounts of hyperbole and ignorance about the SSD on this sub.

19 : Anonymous2021/08/07 21:37 ID: h83mp3l

Several Gen3 drives are faster in gaming than the 980 Pro.

20 : Anonymous2021/08/07 23:20 ID: h83yv9e

Remember when people on this sub claimed the PS5 SSD can function as RAM? And the XSX GPU will sit idle because the SSD won't be fast enough to feed it data? Or the UE Demo couldn't run on any system just the PS5 cause of the SSD? (Then ran on a 7200RPM SATA PC drive?)

Shit was hilarious.

21 : Anonymous2021/08/07 21:54 ID: h83on7c

I guess it might have been a big deal in early 2020 when they were developing it but SSD industry moves much faster than a console maker. Or it was just pure hype.

What I'm actually interested in DirectStorage being properly used on PC games.

22 : Anonymous2021/08/07 20:14 ID: h83chk8

There's so many ways you can go wrong if you're not a tech nerd. Hopefully they do a proprietary one or manufacturers make it clear they are suitable for PS5.

23 : Anonymous2021/08/07 20:28 ID: h83e9tc

Why? There are lists of ssd's that are compatible its really not that complicated.

24 : Anonymous2021/08/07 21:22 ID: h83ktr4

"Nobody ever went broke underestimating the intelligence of the American people".

People are stupid dude.

25 : Anonymous2021/08/07 22:24 ID: h83s7up

Most likely when the beta is over and the official release comes out Sony will give an official blog of which ssd are compatible

Plus recently there are companies coming out saying their drives are ps5 ready

26 : Anonymous2021/08/07 17:00 ID: h82ntti

PC dRiVeS wIlL nEvEr mAtCh tHe pS5 StOrAgE

27 : Anonymous2021/08/07 17:06 ID: h82om5d

And they don’t still because they don’t have the IO stuff to realise this speed.

28 : Anonymous2021/08/07 17:11 ID: h82pa4b

you know that is factually incorrect right?

29 : Anonymous2021/08/07 17:11 ID: h82pc1h

That’s not really the issue lmao. The key to a console is that it’s a single architecture strategy. Sony exclusives will be built to utilize the I/O bandwidth and PC games will not for some time. PCs make cross gen look like a picnic.

30 : Anonymous2021/08/07 17:48 ID: h82u2w8

Who cares? Lmfao nerd.

31 : Anonymous2021/08/07 18:10 ID: h82x1f5

I wonder why Demon's Souls is never tested even though it's the only true current gen title to me. Ratchet and Clank is a good test 'cause the biggest reason for it being current gen is the SSD is required.

32 : Anonymous2021/08/07 18:29 ID: h82zfn6

How is Demon Souls the only true current-gen title when Returnal and Rift Apart both exist?

33 : Anonymous2021/08/07 18:56 ID: h832vi0

You don't get to arbitrarily decide what is and isn't next gen.

34 : Anonymous2021/08/07 18:32 ID: h82zuyh

Isn’t that what makes it a true current gen game? Also the insane amount of high fidelity detail throughout along with the ray tracing. I mean both Demon’s souls and Ratchet are current gen games imo, but Ratchet is definitely doing a lot more technically and visually

35 : Anonymous2021/08/07 18:50 ID: h8325ho

Apart from loading, what next-gen feature does Demon's Souls has?

36 : Anonymous2021/08/07 21:24 ID: h83l2vw

I mean, it's very clearly a next gen game.

Dont go confusing 'next gen' with gimmicky features. Rift Apart would still be a next gen game without the 'warping' stuff, too. The point of the SSD's in the new consoles were not just for instant loading.

37 : Anonymous2021/08/07 20:07 ID: h83bpvh

"to me"

Ratchet and clank is a far better test than demons souls for an SSD.

38 : Anonymous2021/08/07 20:07 ID: h83bpy5

Super excited to see their future tests considering the lack of HMB support on the PS5

39 : Anonymous2021/08/07 20:36 ID: h83f6ox

You should do a streaming assets test.

40 : Anonymous2021/08/07 21:25 ID: h83l5tr

And how do you propose they do that? :/

41 : Anonymous2021/08/07 21:09 ID: h83j9w4

Got the beta on Monday installed the 1TB WD 850 ($200) with a 3rd party heat-sink ($10) and works great with great speeds!

42 : Anonymous2021/08/07 21:41 ID: h83n5hk

So for a 980 Pro 1TB with heatsink before sales tax comes to around $219….I’ll wait a little.

43 : Anonymous2021/08/07 21:58 ID: h83p66n

I heard that there was a firmware update to Samsung 980 Pro recently to solve some issues. I don't have a pc or laptop to connect it and update the firmware. Would that be a problem when using it with ps5? Like, would it hurt the performance?

44 : Anonymous2021/08/07 22:01 ID: h83pjtg

It impacted sustained write speeds so I wouldn't really worry about it too much. 95% of the time you're going to be playing games which won't be an impacted workload

45 : Anonymous2021/08/07 22:48 ID: h83v2k7

Are there any heatsink recommendations for the Samsung 980 PRO? This isn’t my forte, so would appreciate any advice.

46 : Anonymous2021/08/07 23:12 ID: h83xxr5
47 : Anonymous2021/08/07 23:04 ID: h83wwra

I just installed a 2tb AORUS Gen 4 7000s. Works beautifully with close to 7gb read/write speed (I believe the PS5 officially clocked it at 6.87). Nice and snappy with built in heatsink. Highly recommend.

48 : Anonymous2021/08/07 23:12 ID: h83xxoo

Hey sir can you link me this product please.

And did you need a heatsink too ?

Thank alot

49 : Anonymous2021/08/07 23:27 ID: h83zndx
50 : Anonymous2021/08/07 19:00 ID: h833czs

Anyone got info on speeds relating to transferring stored ps5 games from external hdd to m.2 ssd expansion?

51 : Anonymous2021/08/07 23:23 ID: h83z7de

The PS5 is built in a way that it has almost zero bottle necks. The custom I/O and decompression hardware make even slow speed SSDs act fast right now. I would assume in the future based on how much a game needed to stream data, slower than recommend drives may cause issues in the future.


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