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Deal: Buy an SSD without a stock heatsink and save money and time on your PS5 storage upgrade

It's quite easy to save some money and time on your PS5 storage expansion (Image: Charles Sims)
It's quite easy to save some money and time on your PS5 storage expansion (Image: Charles Sims)
Just because Sony requires an SSD with a heat spreader for the PS5 storage expansion, it does not mean that you actually have to buy one of the more expensive M.2 SSDs that feature a stock heatsink, most of which are currently out of stock anyway.

Sony has finally released the much anticipated major firmware update for its PlayStation 5 console. While the update brings many welcome changes, the most significant one might be the activation of the console's M.2 SSD slot, which means that PS5 owners can finally expand their console's measly 667GB of usable storage, which fills up way too quickly when installing more than a few next-gen games.

While this is good news for PlayStation gamers, the prices of compatible SSDs have increased quite a bit due to the increased demand, and many SSDs are completely out of stock because of that. But there is a little trick which can save you some time and money when you buy a PlayStation 5 compatible SSD for your console's storage upgrade.

Right now, the PS5 supported WD_BLACK SN850 with a heatsink is out of stock on Amazon in all capacities. When it was last available, the 500GB version of the SSD with a stock heatsink was priced at US$156. Meanwhile, the 500GB version of the WD_BLACK SN850 without a heatsink is still in stock and can be ordered for US$107. Just add a PS5 compatible heatsink for US$12 and you can upgrade your PlayStation 5's storage sooner and for less money than gamers who go the usual route and order an SSD with a stock heatsink.

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My fascination for technology goes back a long way to the Pentium II era. Modding, overclocking and treasuring computer hardware has since become an integral part of my life. As a student, I further developed a keen interest in mobile technologies that can make the stressful college life so much easier. After I fell in love with the creation of digital content while working in a marketing position, I now scour the web to bring you the most exciting topics in the world of tech. Outside the office, I’m particularly passionate about motorsports and mountain biking.
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Enrico Frahn, 2021-09-15 (Update: 2021-09-15)