As a first option we have the 1 TB WD Black SN850 which includes a heat sink and is fully compatible with this console. You have as an alternative the 1TB Seagate FireCuda 530, which has a heatsink developed by EK Water Blocks, the well-known and reputable company that manufactures custom liquid cooling systems.
WD Black SN850 1TB
We should note that not all M.2 SSDs are compatible with the PS5. The first thing that is required is that these storage units be based on the PCIe 4.0 interface. Additionally, there is a height limitation of the unit with heatsink to receive this compatibility.
This WD unit is certified for the Sony console, so we can install it without major problems. Unit Black SN850 has a capacity of 1TB and is based on the PCIe 4.0 interface. It offers us excellent performance, adapting to the requirements of the Japanese company’s console.
Regarding its performance, this unit offers us a speed of read up to 7000MB/s and a speed of Write up to 5300MB/s. To install it on the console we don’t care too much, but maybe in the future we want to install it on our computer.
Regarding the heatsink, it should be noted that it is specially designed to be highly efficient in the heat dissipation. M.2 SSDs have a big problem and that is that when the temperature of the memory rises a lot, if there is no heatsink, the performance is reduced. This is a protection mechanism in this type of storage units. have this heatsink RGB lighting which is only usable if we install it on a Windows PC.
The important thing about this M.2 SSD is that it includes a PS5-compatible heatsink and capacity. Transfer speeds are not very important, beyond its possible future installation on a PC.
Seagate FireCuda 530 1TB
More and more manufacturers are developing or certifying their ustorage units for the Sony console. It allows manufacturers to offer solutions for PC and PS5 with a single design. Also, users have a plethora of options in the market depending on their needs.
One of the most complete options and the best features it can offer us is the unit Seagate FireCuda. This SSD hard drive has a capacity 1TB, just like the previous model. How could it be otherwise, this storage unit is based on the PCIe 4.0 interface.
Regarding performance, this unit offers a speed of read up to 7300MB/s and of up to 6900MB/s write. They are very good speeds, although on the Sony console they have a fairly limited influence.
Perhaps, one of the most interesting points of this storage unit is in the disipador. This this designed by EK Water Blocks, a company specializing in solutions for creating custom liquid cooling systems. Thanks to this heatsink we will have a more stable performance and the storage unit is protected.
It is possibly the best of the two options that we bring you and that are compatible with the PS5. Above all, it stands out for the heatsink, which seems quite compact, more than usual.