The first PS5 SSD has finally been confirmed, and it's going to cost you a pretty penny


By Ray Ampoloquio July 29, 2021

If you're feeling annoyed about the limited storage of the PS5, then we've got some good news for you.

Seagate has confirmed that one of its latest storage devices will be compatible with Sony's current-gen console.

According to Seagate, the FireCuda 530 SSD has met all the requirements needed for consumers to use it in the PS5's SSD slot.

With read speeds of up to 7,300MB/s, the FireCuda 530 SSD is even faster than Sony's proprietary built-in SSD at 5,500 MB/s.

Seagate is also claiming that users can write and delete up to 70% of the drive's capacity every day for the next half-decade without experiencing any performance issues.

Seagate intends to launch the FireCuda 530 on August, which means that it's only a few weeks before you can get your hands on something that will solve your PS5's storage problems.

Fair warning, just because the FireCuda 530 will become available in August, this doesn't mean that PS5 owners can start expanding their storage.

At the moment, it remains unknown when Sony plans on rolling out the SSD support update.

Stay tuned to Xfire for more PlayStation 5 news!