Western Digital has officially announced that its WD_BLACK SN850 NVMe SSD meets PlayStation 5 compatibility requirements. The confirmation came via a press release released by the company in which it provides more details on ongoing testing on Sony’s next-gen console.
“Based on the requirements released by Sony, we can confirm that our WD_BLACK SN850 NVMe SSD with heatsink meets the stated requirements for expanding PS5 storage for those with access to PlayStation 5 Beta software,” reports Western Digital in its release. adding that “compatibility tests are underway” aimed at verifying in an even more detailed way the efficiency of their SSD connected to the console. Western Digital’s announcement follows that of Seagate Technology ANZ, which announced the first NVMe SSD compatible with PS5: this is the FireCuda 530, confirming that both models with or without heatsink are thin enough to be connected to the PS5 and have satisfied the requirements set by Sony.
After Western Digital and Seagate, the possibility that other companies will soon announce the compatibility of their SSDs with the fifth PlayStation should not be ruled out. In this regard, we provide you with a guide on how to download or transfer PS5 games to an M2.2 SSD, so that you are clear on the procedure to follow when you buy one.