Now that we’re a couple of years into the lifespan of the PlayStation 5, it stands to reason that many console owners’ are either going to be running out of storage space for their games very soon, or have already been struggling with it for a while now. With game file sizes routinely encroaching on close to 100GB territory, or even ballooning way over (looking at you, Call of Duty) it’s only going to get worse, too.
While the existence of the PS5’s insanely-fast internal SSD means that all current-gen games require installing on storage that matches those speeds, Sony’s thankfully made it relatively painless to install a second, internal NVMe SSD in a dedicated M.2 slot underneath the console’s cover.
While the idea of popping off the top of your PS5 and installing a new SSD might sound daunting to some, we promise it’s fairly straightforward. Better yet, the PlayStation Support YouTube channel has a great video guide to getting it done:
All-in-all, it’s a surprisingly simple upgrade even if you’re new to opening up a device like this – all you need is a compatible screwdriver and the right kind of internal SSD. Of course, it’s a good idea to ensure that your PS5 console has the latest updates installed before doing any of this.
To make things as easy as possible, we’ve highlighted the best and most affordable PS5-compatible SSDs below, so you can simply pick up the cheapest deal for the capacity you want and get to upgrading.