Sabrent Ships 8TB SSD for PlayStation 5: High Capacity for a High Price

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by Anton Shilov on September 22, 2023 5:30 PM EST

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Although Sony's PlayStation 5 crippled console afloat supports off-the-shelf PCIe 4.0 solid-state drives, Sony initially constricted nan maximum capacity to 4 TB. Recently nan institution removed that headdress arsenic portion of nan PS5 8.00 firmware update, and now nan strategy tin support drives pinch up to 8 TB. Sabrent, successful turn, is among nan first SSD makers to connection an 8 TB thrust specifically marketed for nan PS5.

"PC and PS5 enthusiasts person agelong anticipated nan description of soul retention capacity, and now, this dream has go a reality pinch nan preamble of nan Sabrent 8TB Rocket 4 Plus SSD," a statement by Sabrent reads.

Sabrent's Rocket 4 Plus 8 TB is based connected a Phison level and is really a spot faster than nan remainder of nan drives successful nan series. The shaper says that nan SSD offers an up to 7,100 MB/s sequential constitute and up to 6,000 MB/s sequential constitute speeds. In bid to support nan thrust decently cooled nether precocious loads, nan thrust comes equipped pinch a PS5-compatible aluminum heatsink that besides doubles arsenic a replacement for nan thrust bay's metallic screen plate.

Sabrent's 8 TB Rocket 4 Plus thrust (SB-RKT4P-PSHS-8TB) tin now beryllium purchased from Amazon for $1,009.99, which is doubly nan value of Sony's PlayStation 5 console, and a $10 premium complete a bare 8TB Rocket 4 Plus.

This is of people a immense investment, but PS5's 825 GB of capacity disposable to extremity users is simply a fraction of what modern SSDs tin supply 3 years later – and whose mini capacity is quickly being consumed by modern, high-end games. For example, Call Of Duty: Black Ops Cold War takes up complete 300 GB and Gran Turismo 7 nears 200 GB.

Now that Sony's PlayStation 5 supports 8 TB SSDs, nan console gets a yet different advantage complete Microsoft's Xbox Series X|S consoles, which only support proprietary drives pinch an up to 2 TB capacity. Since these drives are fundamentally M.2-2230 SSDs encapsulated into a integrative case, it remains to beryllium seen erstwhile an 8 TB thrust will travel to nan latest procreation of Xbox consoles.

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