A PS5 SSD price tag that purportedly comes from Walmart has appeared online, and if it is accurate then a 500 GB SSD drive starts at $115 dollars.
Good price but I’m defiantly going with a 1TB SSD. Most likely Western Digital.
I'm holding off for a little while. Seems like we're already seeing SSDs competing for use with PS5. This can only be good news for getting the price down even further - potentially in the next few months even.
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^ @doubleyourdose, you seem to have something against everyone else, so what makes me so special? For anyone interested, this guy's last 2 comments: "you are toxic" "please go away" Also worth noting that this is the alt account of someone on here far more frequently than I am.. lol
Lol Absolutely priceless
Seems like PS5 and Vita had a talk together regarding storage prices!! Good stuff!
Western Digital sucks ass. Failed on me twice, so never again! I'll stick with Seagate.
Yep absolutely no rush it’s nice to have all the storage day1 but barely 6-9 months later it’ll all be so much cheaper assassins creed will be £20/25 instead of £70 😑 the ssd’s will be cheaper. I’m getting console Spider-Miles the 3d headset and Observer, got Astro and PS4 backlog not to mention any freebies via ps+ 🤔🤷🏻♂️ 😜😋 Fifa assassins all the yearly churned stuff can wait a year or so for me and the extra storage can wait 600/700 gb is easily manageable for the first 6 months or so Unless your just buying all the cod series 😏😜😜
wd is owned by seagate anyway...
Make sure it's a gen4
idk I dont think this is right. The read speed needs to be at least 5.5 MB/s. And this is only 5 MB/s. The site they link to has many more like this. I think people need to wait until we get the official list.
Good price? Yikes! If this is true than a 1tb is gonna cost around $300! Memory price doesn't scale well when you go bigger.
More like $230, but you know, maths hard. The WD 1TB card is $229.99 while the 500GB is $149.99. If this card is actually only $115 for 500GB I’d expect the 1TB version to be more like $199.99 or even less. At most it would be $229.99 to price match the more expensive drive from WD. Also, $115+ $115 is not $300, it’s $229.99, by the way.
@gamer Lol nice try but I think you should check with your doctor about your condition? This cant be healthy bud. Get the toxins out before its too late.
Go back to pre school. You're sure doesn't know how to do basic math, might as well don't say anything or else you just look like a fool in public.
@RedDevils You literally just butchered the English language, and you say IM the one who made a fool of himself? What you guys failed to take into consideration is that larger SSDs aren't always busy double the price for double the size. For high end tech there is often a price you pay when it scales up. So instead of doubling, it more than doubles. All depends on the tech.
If you smart guys go to this link you will see what I mean. You pay a premium to move up in size. In this case it's small, but I'll have made my point and you guys can learn a thing or two about tech and storage. https://www.amazon.com/SAMS...
If you knew what you were talking about you would know that the price hike only starts after 2TB really. 500Gb to 1TB and most time 2Tb you usually save money.
@effin That's weird, I literally just posted Amazon proof proving you wrong with that comment... Weird 🤷🏼♂️
@GamerRN Now I'm confused by what you linked 1TB = $129 (its on sale atm for $107) 2TB = $219 Thats a $90 dollar difference from standard msrp, so almost double the price. Going up, 2TB (219) 4TB (449) = $220 (a little over 2x) more and 4tb (449) 8tb (893) $444 more, which is a few bucks less that double the price. You just proved what everyone was saying, yet somehow concluded that a 1TB would be closer 3 times the cost of a 500GB based off numbers that are respectively around 2x. What In most cases double the space = double the price. It depends on the drive in the end. Even this one https://www.amazon.com/Sams... Only comes out $10 more than 2X.
I'm going with WD also, the 2 TB. I don't want to have to worry about storage for a while.
$115 for a 500 GB SSD is NOT a good price.
Be careful, I said the same thing and got ripped apart lol It's like people don't understand memory prices. I think the people arguing against it never owned a PC
Well if you compare it to older slower tech it's not...in it's speed category it is a great price.
It is for the newest SSD out there . In comparison Xbox SX 1TB SSD is same price for 1TB , 219$ but PS5s SSD is twice as fast . It’s a good price if you get better SSD for same price
Well, there are different kind of SSDs, from lower to higher tier, this one is higher tier absolutely
How is that a good price for 500 GB? That seems to be the typical price for this sized of SSD.
I think it's high for that price... You can get the T5 Samsung 512gb for closer to 85$
@GamerRN lol you did not just compare a portable ssd with a 10th of the speed of the ps5 ssd. not even in the same league of speed.
because speeds offsets the pricing. For comparison WD current 500GB that is said to support PS5 is $149, the one in the article that they compare it to is $119 but has even slower speeds than whats recommended and is $5 more than this listing. So assuming $115 is correct, you would be getting a cheaper drive that matches the supported speeds than the WD one and a faster one/cheaper than the one listed in the article. Of course we don't know the specs of this, but it would need to be fast enough, so its fine to assume it would be faster than the one in the article And dont get me wrong, they're still pricey, but at that price it should help drive them down faster and its considerably cheaper than most available for the speeds
NVMe M.2 there is a difference 1t set you back around £150 pounds sterling
I'll "defiantly" get a 1tb as well. Perhaps a 2tb. Defiantly.
I don't get why 1TB isn't standard storage for the next gen consoles. Did they not see the install sizes for some of the games this gen?
It’s not easy putting storage that fast up that high. While I would like more storage Sony seemed to opt for the fastest WiFi card and storage with expansion available.
I think it's largely irrelevant when there's external storage options available.
How can you say it's irrelevant, especially when it's an additional cost on top of the console? If the PS5 or XSX came with 1TB storage standard, people won't now be looking to spend hundreds of dollars, or external Hard Drives. I don't know about you but I can't play any new games without first deleting something on my HDD.
I already have a large external HDD, so there's no additional cost for me. I suspect that a lot of people also have external HDDs they can use, so they also wouldn't be looking to spend hundreds of dollars on external drives. That's why you have a large external - you can store all of your games, and only keep the game(s) you want to play on the internal, and swap out when you're done. It's what I do now, and it's what I'll be doing this coming gen, too. So for me, it only needs to be big enough to store a handful of games.
Just get an external HDD. You can play all your PS4 games from it and store the PS5 games. Moving the PS5 games back and forth between the HDD and the internal beats having to download them again.
Especially with Super Speed USB.
For PS5, 12 Channels divides evenly into 825Gb of flash storage. Anything higher than 825Gb would require more channels, in order to achieve their 5.5Gb/s RAW throughput, which would have driven up the price of the console even more. According to Mark Cerny.
@ArchangelMike The size of the SSD they decided on wasn’t just an arbitrary number. 825 gb was the perfect balance between performance and price based on the 12 nand channels they wanted. (Taken from Reddit by someone smarter than me about this) 12 channel，512Gib Nand Chip / channel 512 x 12 = 6,144 Gib = 768 GiB = 824.633720832 GB = 825GB Sony's SSD has twelve lanes and uses twelve flash chips (one per lane) if I recall correctly. Normally SSDs use 16 chips with fewer lanes. Each chip that Sony is using is presumably 512 Gib (Gibi bits, not giga bits) as is presumably Microsoft. Gibi is a multiple of 1024 whereas Giga is a multiple of 1000. Thus you have 1024 bits × 1024 kilobits × 1024 megabits in a gigabit. Multiply that by 512 Gigabits × 12 chips and then divide by 8 to convert from bits to bytes. This gives you a not unusual 768 GiB (gibi bytes) but ~825 GB (giga bytes).
Thanks for the explanation, it was very helpful to understand that there'smore going on than sheers size of storage. I honestly didn't know. 👍
@ArchangelMike You’re welcome. I was just like you and didn’t understand why they wouldn’t just go ahead and put a 1tb ssd inside before someone explained it to me.
Games next gen aren't necessarily going to be larger. A lot of the large install sizes have to do with repeated assets to make loading from an HDD quicker. Basically when you need to load say a street lamp, the game scans the HDD to find one of the dozens of street lamp assets in order to pull one on time. Then loads it into the game. With the SSD you only need ONE asset since it can load it so fast from a particular location. So a lot of the redundant files won't be needed and installs overall will be leaner.
I agree the storage size is to small but I think Sony and Microsoft had to make the decision where to cut cost and the ssd drive size took a hit
Cost, if 1 tb would cost them 50 bucks more on a million consoles that's 50 million on Sony. At the end of fiscal year they want to sell 7 million consoles. So they have to play with cost, and also be competitive with the price. Next year or two, there will be units with larger ssds built in.
ArchangleMike - what NealGamby wrote was almost verbatim what Mark Cerney explained during the road to PS5 presentation. Now I don't know you attitude towards Mark Cerney, personally the man is a genius. But one thing about Mark is he doesn't bullshit. He doesn't say something if it isn't worth saying. Smartest man in the room.
More storage means a higher price tag. You want a crazy ssd with insane speed and storage for $499? 😂
IMO, because Sony prioritized speed (quality) more than capacity (quantity), so they have to cut 1TB to 825GB in PS5. And i think the 512GB additional separated SSD is optional. Rather than "Hey, this is US$230 1TB SSD" they make US$115 512Gb SSD". I think 1 or 2TB will follow eventually. The only thing i can think why they don't sell 1TB right now is maybe : 1. They think 512GB is more affordable, they want a $100 sweet spot price 2. The cost to make 1TB is higher than 2 x 512GB, at least right now
I think people need to understand that the minimum read speeds for a PS5 compatible M.2 NVMe PCIe 4.0 SSD must meet or exceed 5.5GB/s. Anything under 5.5GB/s will not work.
It actually needs to be faster than 5.5GB/s. It needs a bit of over head I think because normal success won't have all the priority levels Sony's drive has. Another forward thinking feature people are sleeping on.
Yeah, I wouldn't but any of these until we get official confirmation from Sony on which drives will be compatible. $115 may be cheap for an NVME, but it's still a lot of money to gamble on something that may or may not work.
I could care less about buying external SSDs for the PS5 or Series X. I'm fine using my 8TB HDD that I've been using on the Pro and One X. To me having 8TB of space is worth the trade off of having to move next gen games back and forth between the drives. It doesn't take that long to move a game that I want to play over. Can always go get something to eat, browse the internet real quick or do something else.
500GB isn't much at all Id rather get a 2 or 4TB once available at whatever price they come out as
I mean if you have the kind of disposable income that you can drop $1000 on a $400-500 console... Go for it I guess.
I don't see it being an issue
I def wouldn't spend more than the console itself just in storage. But hey to each his/her own
well people drop more than that for high end pc just to play games.
Just get a gaming PC at that point. You'll be $1500 in just for a console lol
If he's dropping 4-500 on an SSD he probably has a pc.
Well, what kind of logic is that. If you build a pc and want that kind of speed on your ssd you will pay the same price it wont matter...
In an xbox article that is a valid option, not in PlayStation or Nintendo article.
115 for 500GB is not a steal at all. The minimum I need is a 1TB extension and I'm definitely not going to pay half a console price for that.
This generation SSD literally just released on the market . The price will go down dramatically over time . All new products drop in price . 1TB SSDs to be around 500$ 6-7 years ago . There is going to be good competition to get into PS5 expansion slots and it will drive the price down
Wait until next year for SSD expansion. Seems that with smart phone sales in a slump due to lack of 5G demand, the supply of NAND is high. Prices are going to continue to drop into 2021. https://www.tomshardware.co...
Reasonable advice... either way prices are likely to drop as time passes. The actual manufacturing cost of a PCIe 3 vs 4 aren't significant after you drop the R&D recoupment period.
SSDs are pretty expensive. I think I'll be sticking with an external HDD for a while.
Agreed. And it's not like I will fill up the PS5 SSD in the first year anyway with games I want to keep installed on the system. Having the HDD option is great and probably not even needed while prices are coming down. Once the gen has many more great games that I will want to stay on the SSD, the prices should have come down quite a bit with many size options.
External won't work with ps5 games. Not fast enough. Will work for ps4 games though.
You can save your ps5 games directly to external HDD...you just can't play them directly from it.