Seagate’s upcoming FireCuda 530 PCIe Gen4 NVMe SSD will be compatible with the PS5.
The news comes from Finder, which reported Seagate ANZ manager Jeff Park as saying, “We have done some testing with Sony on the PlayStation 5 and today we can confirm that the FireCuda 530 with the heatsink has met all the PS5 requirements.”
Park also told Finder that while the PS5’s SSD slot is “very narrow”, the FireCuda 530’s slim design allows it to fit even with a heatsink on top.
Announced in June, the FireCuda 530 boasts a sequential read speed of up to 7,300 MB/s and a sequential write speed of up to 6,900 MB/s. Finder says that the FireCuda 530 will offer 500 GB, 1 TB, 2 TB, and 4 TB sizes, each with heatsink and sans heatsink versions. The 4 TB option sans heatsink will cost AUD1,429 (~RM4,467), while the 500 GB option with heatsink costs AUD239 (~RM747).
Sony, which recently released a software beta to allow the PS5’s internal M.2 SSD expansion feature for beta users, lists a recommended read speed of 5,500 MB/s or faster as well as the PCIe Gen4 x4 M.2 NVMe interface among its requirements. Additionally, Sony says, “Using an M.2 SSD with your PS5 console requires effective heat dissipation with a cooling structure, such as a heatsink. You can attach one to your M.2 SSD yourself, either in a single-sided format, or double-sided format. There are also M.2 SSDs that have cooling structures (such as heatsinks) built in.”