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PS5 Performs Fine With A Slow SSD, Load Times For Key Games Are Not As Bad As You’d Expect

With Sony opening the floodgates to some high-end SSD upgrades thanks to the recent PS5 system software beta, The Verge has gone ahead and tested the slowest SSD it could find and compared it with the internal memory and a faster device to see how load times measure up.

The site found that the ADATA XPG Gammix S50 Lite is one of the slowest devices compatible with Sony’s latest home console, which has a read speed of 3,900MB/s and a write speed of 3,200MB/s. This was then compared to the PS5’s internal SSD and the ultra-speedy Sabrent Rocket 500GB, with laid times tested on the likes of Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart and Spider-Man: Miles Morales.

The results are both surprising and quite favourable when it comes to the slower SSD. Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart, for example, recorded 14 second load times for both the internal SSD and the Sabrent, while the S50 Lite clocking in at 15 seconds.

It also measured favourable for Returnal at 31 seconds (30 seconds for the internal and Sabrent), while Final Fantasy 7 Remake on PS5 took 10 seconds across all three SSDs. Not too shabby, eh?

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Speaking of SSDs, we have quite a few PS5-compatible devices announced so far, including Seagate’s FireCuda 530 and Western Digital’s WD_BLACK SN850, all of which meet Sony’s requirements.

[Source – The Verge]