PS5 owners looking for a high-performance, high-storage NVMe SSD can turn to the 1TB Samsung 980 Pro, which ranges in price from €220 to €114 on Amazon.
Not all SSDs are suitable for the PS5. Among those that have their place in the bowels of this next-gen console is the Samsung 980 Pro, which offers high speeds and even incorporates a thermal controller to limit overheating. Currently, its 1TB version sees its price cut in half, which makes it even more recommendable.
The Samsung 980 Pro SSD in a nutshell
- Speeds up to 7000MB/s
- Lots of storage
- A thermal controller present in the SSD
Initially shown at €220, the 1TB Samsung 980 Pro SSD is now being offered at €114 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 ideal SSD for the PS5
The Samsung 980 Pro SSD is particularly well-suited for Sony’s next-gen console, the PS5, as it meets the main criteria for partnering with it: Firstly, it’s a PCIe 4.0 NVMe SSD, and 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 writing.
Installing this SSD, which is shaped like a strip of RAM, in PS5 is a bit more complex than installing an expansion card in Xbox, but this article will walk you through it step by step. Once the manipulation is done, you will have 1TB of storage (whereas the console natively offers a storage space of 667GB), which will allow you to save more games on your console, or even applications or software if you want to install the SSD on a PC.
A responsive SSD
Integrated into your PS5 or PC, the Samsung 980 Pro SSD can reduce the loading times of your games or applications, but it will also speed up the launch of your machine. Another good point: this SSD contains a thermal controller to maintain stable temperature and performance in your device. The risk of overheating will be greatly limited, which is quite handy when SSDs are known to offer high performance.
Winter sales: the best offers selected by the Frandroid editorial staff
The Winter Sale officially started on Wednesday, January 11, 2023 at 8 am in France and will end on Tuesday, February 7 at midnight. As of now, several merchants have already put out their best offers. Here are the best sales offers in our live.
Our selections by product categories
Our merchant picks
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