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[Newegg] WD Blue SN550 NVMe M.2 2280 1TB PCI-E 3.0 $135

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[Newegg] WD Blue SN550 NVMe M.2 2280 1TB PCI-E 3.0 $135

Looking for a 1TB. If there were a coupon to stack with this I would jump.
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Nov 20, 2013
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It’s not a great deal, juste OK price I think. Wait for Prime day Tuesday or BF
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Is this good for my PS5?
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Clee wrote: Is this good for my PS5?
Better wait for Sony to release more info, possibly official compatibility lists but then also just community testing reports.

These things are supposed to be standards and just work, but it's happened before where a console just doesn't work well with certain hard drives. It happened to me once and was just bad luck, I purchased a hard drive for a PS3 and although it did work for initialization, during games it would cause freezing and such, just happened to be that specific drive did not work well in PS3. I know we have come a long way since then and SATA was totally new in consoles then, but still you never know.
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Clee wrote: Is this good for my PS5?
No. PS5 will require PCIe 4 not 3 to be able to keep up with Sony's own internal storage. Personally I'll be using an external drive for the time being until I PCIe 4 1TB are down to $150, hopefully in a couple years.
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Clee wrote: Is this good for my PS5?
As someone else mentioned, no; the only drives that will likely be compatible with the PS5 at this time are the new Samsung 980 Pro and new WD SN850.
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Eluder wrote: As someone else mentioned, no; the only drives that will likely be compatible with the PS5 at this time are the new Samsung 980 Pro and new WD SN850.
There are a few controllers I've seen so far that have a reasonable chance of making the cut. The Innogrit IG5236 (Adata S70 and XPG Sage), Phison E18 (Sabrent Rocket 4 Plus) and Silicon Motion SM2264 (Adata XPG Indigo). All promise R/W speeds of 7000/6000+ though it remains to be seen if the NAND on these drives will be fast enough to meet Sony's standards.
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oh wow, I thought I would be able to buy a cheap one and sacrifice a little bit on performance... anything is faster than PS4 HDD that I am used to....
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Clee wrote: oh wow, I thought I would be able to buy a cheap one and sacrifice a little bit on performance
With pre-loading of assets, drive speed doesn't matter because the game can always just take longer to load. With games streaming assets on the fly, there is only a small window of time in which the assets have to load. Slower drive means the game will either need to pause, load smaller or less files. To keep the experience consistent, Sony will likely want drives to reach a minimum speed, what that is, we don't actually know. Moving past that, we don't yet know what will happen if a drive is installed that fails to meet that speed. The best bet is to just wait, drives tend to fall in price over time anyways (at least if you view it over a long enough time line).

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