The best PS5 SSDs in 2021

Internal or external, there's an increasing number of great PS5 SSDs to choose from

Feeling the need for speed? These are the finest and fastest SSDs you can buy for PS5 in 2021...

Best Internal PS5 SSDs...

If you're going to buy an internal M.2 SSD for your PS5, you need to ensure it meets the following criteria before you pop it inside your PS5... - PCIe Gen4 interface
- 250GB - 4TB capacity
- 5,500MB/s read speed or faster
- 22mm width (do not go for 25mm units)
- Heatsink required (built-in or DIY)

WD Black SN850 1TB Heatsink

This high-end option offers ludicrous speeds. Using 'next-gen' PCIe Gen 4 tech, the 1TB model can reach ridiculous speeds of up to 7000mb/s read and 5300mb/s write speeds.

Seagate FireCuda 530 1TB Heatsink

With all the usual pedigree you'd expect from Seatgate, the FireCuda is a blistering and brilliant drive. Even better, it comes with its own heatsink, meaning no DIY jobs for you. 

Gigabyte AORUS Gen4 7000s

From a reputable maker, and with all the features you can want and need - this is an easy recommendation for an early SSD choice. The 7,000MB/s read speeds ensure this performs like a beast. 

Best External PS5 SSDs...

WD_Black P50 Game Drive

Probably the best external SSD drive we've tested. The P50 is the best PS5 SSD because it has it all: cool design, a robust build, and exquisite speeds. 

Samsung SSD T5

This is a drive that prioritizes quality in performance and reliability, and it demonstrates this by offering read and write speeds of up to up to 540mb/s. The T5 is compact, durable, and sleek. 

SanDisk Extreme Portable

One of the most secure, rugged SSDs around thanks to its shock-resistant core. It performs well too, offering that sweet, sweet SSD performance and speed despite the protective shell.

Read the entire list at