Semiconductor producer Western Digital has just announced the first M2 SSD for PlayStation 5 officially supported by Sony.
The SSD is an optimized version of the WD Black SN850 NVMe SSD. After releasing the PS5, Sony had released a list of specifications needed for SSD producers to be officially supported. Western Digital is now the first company to produce an SSD ticking all the required boxes.
WD has made some modifications on their existing WD Black SN850 NVMe SSD, like adding a heatsink.
The SSD has a reading speed of 7000 MB/s and writing speed of 5300 MB/s and supports both PS4 and PS5 games to be started directly from the SSD.
The WD Black SN850 NVMe SSD is not the first working SSD for the PlayStation 5 but it’s the first 100% compatible and officially supported drive.
Another popular option for upgrading PS5 storage was the Samsung 980 PRO, which is claimed by Samsung to be PS5 compatible but has not been certified by Sony.
Western Digital’s solid state drive is available in a 1TB and 2TB version and is already available for purchase in the Amazon store.