October 24, 2021

SSDs And Heatsinks We Recommend

Sony sent us a Samsung 980 Pro (1TB) for the purpose of filming this guide, and so far, we’ve experienced great results. Load times seem equally as fast as the console’s main hard drive, and the expanded catalog of games that I can keep downloaded on my console at any one time is awesome. If you’re looking for similar results, I’d recommend purchasing a 980 Pro or one of these SSDs:

Additionally, Sony recommends installing a heatsink to your SSD to keep things from getting too hot inside the console. We recommend seeing if the solid-state drive you’re buying comes in an SKU with a first-party heatsink. In our case, the Samsung 980 Pro requires a third-party heatsink (we were sent this one), but it was easy to assemble. While you can technically install the SSD by itself (we show you how to in the above video), we recommend following Sony’s guidance.