PS5 M.2 internal drive support coming this summer...

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Could you put any ssd in there?
 

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I want a heatsink on mine and if possible a fan.
I wonder if Sony could somehow have the option of hooking one up.
I remember you saying something very rude to me for being concerned about the cooling of the PS5 before it came out, and now you post things like this. You are too funny.
 
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Is it sad that we’re here concerned/worried about tempts that should have been addressed initially before it’s release? I know atm we’re just guinea pigs and they’re collecting data on fan speeds and temps....and the fact that some of the SSDs don’t even exist, it’s all just a theory.

but what can a firmware update really do, make it spin faster when needed?

but honestly atm i don’t need one yet lol
 

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Is it sad that we’re here concerned/worried about tempts that should have been addressed initially before it’s release? I know atm we’re just guinea pigs and they’re collecting data on fan speeds and temps....and the fact that some of the SSDs don’t even exist, it’s all just a theory.

but what can a firmware update really do, make it spin faster when needed?

but honestly atm i don’t need one yet lol

I think the added SSD will increase the temp for some parts of the unit so it makes sense that they would change the fan profile for when they enable the SSD slot. Right now, the fan profile is sufficient for current temps without the SSD.
 

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I have an M.2 drive in my PC and it does have a cover on it for passive cooling I guess. Not sure how hot those drives normally get though.

Edit: then I find this article that the shield might cause it to get hotter lol. My board is newer than this so not sure if they've changed the shield since then: https://www.pcgamer.com/msis-m2-shield-shown-to-raise-ssd-temps-and-could-lead-to-throttling/
This is why I want a drive with extra cooling.

The drives can be bought with heat sinks but I want more if possible.
 

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I can see it now, DIYs for external cooling....I could see people making new skins to further resemble Frankenstein’s monster or the wife.
 

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I want a heatsink on mine and if possible a fan.
I wonder if Sony could somehow have the option of hooking one up.
They recommended not using a heat sync if it touches the cover or casing in any way, it's designed for air from the fan to blow through the expansion bay.
 

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They recommended not using a heat sync if it touches the cover or casing in any way, it's designed for air from the fan to blow through the expansion bay.
That’s kinda weird, no? Wouldn’t it extract the air instead?

It, the ssd slot, is in the front, the ps5 fan pulls in air from those front and top vents and vents the hot air out back.
 

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That’s kinda weird, no? Wouldn’t it extract the air instead?

It, the ssd slot, is in the front, the ps5 fan pulls in air from those front and top vents and vents the hot air out back.
Translated from a Japanese interview, btw if the heat sink doens't touch the shell it's fine but if it makes contact that's a problem.

In addition, it is well known that heat generation under high load is a major problem for M.2 SSDs that support PCIe connection. Some PC motherboards have a heat sink for M.2 SSD, but what kind of device does PS5 use?

Mr Otori: There are two exhaust holes for the SSD slot for expansion. Since the expansion slot is near the intake fan, it has a structure that sucks heat from the exhaust hole with negative pressure
 
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