If you want to boost the performance and increase the storage of your PS5, or even your PC, the Samsung 980 Pro NVMe SSD is one of the best references on the market for these uses. At the moment, this model is at its best price on Amazon, which offers it at 98 euros instead of 220 euros.
Those who own a PS5 surely, at some point, felt that the storage of their console was not enough to save a complete collection of games. This is where SSDs can come in handy, especially since they also reduce load times. The Samsung 980 Pro NVMe SSD offers all of this. Currently, its 1 TB version is also much cheaper, since it drops below 100 euros for the first time on Amazon.
Highlights of the Samsung 980 Pro NVMe SSD
- Speeds up to 7,000MB/s
- Lots of 1TB storage
- A thermal controller present in the device.
First shown at €220, the 1TB Samsung 980 Pro NVMe SSD now sells for €98 on Amazon.
For use with a PS5, we recommend pairing it with a heat sink like this one. Also, you can update your firmware from PC with Samsung Magician before installing it on your PS5 to ensure better performance.
An SSD cut for the PS5
The first thing to know about the Samsung 980 Pro NVMe SSD is that installing it on PS5 is a bit more complicated than installing an expansion card on Xbox, as this SSD takes the form of RAM memory. But don’t panic, this article will walk you through step by step how to avoid missing something.
Once this step is completed, this NVMe SSD will have its place in your PS5, since it meets all the essential requirements to be associated with the console: first, it is a PCIe 4.0 NVMe SSD. In addition, its transfer speed is more than enough: the Japanese firm imposes speeds of at least 5,500 MB/s for proper operation, while Samsung’s SSD offers no less than 7,000 MB/s reading, and 5,100 MB/s in writing.
Great storage and good reactivity.
Thanks to this SSD, you get 1TB of storage, which is more than satisfying when you know that the PS5 natively offers 667GB of storage space, so you can keep more games on your console. Obviously you can install it on a PC to be able to store more applications or software.
Once installed, you will be entitled to reduced load times thanks to the performance of the SSD. Add to that fast machine releases. Special mention also for the thermal controller integrated into the Samsung SSD, which helps to maintain performance and a stable temperature in your device. The risk of overheating will be greatly limited, which is quite handy when SSDs are known to offer high performance. However, as mentioned above, it is better to bet on a heat sink despite the presence of this thermal controller.
The best solutions to store your games
If you want to discover other references before making your final choice, we invite you now to consult our guide to the best internal M2 SSDs and external hard drives for your PS5.
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