PS5: we now know why the SSD extension does not work on the console

Sony would prepare an update to correct the problem.

The PlayStation 5 is equipped with an internal SSD with a capacity of 825 GB of which 667 GB are accessible for the player. Suffice to say that it does not take long before you run out of space. Sony has considered this by integrating a second internal slot that can accommodate an M2 SSD. But now, this extension has not been activated since the launch of the console … An oddity for which we have just had the explanation.

An update to unlock the SSD expansion? 

Bloomberg says this feature is blocked to limit the risk of overheating. The most efficient SSDs tend to heat up which would have pushed Sony to restrict the console, at least initially. A simple patch released as an update would be enough to unlock the SSD expansion. It would increase the speed of the fans and therefore the internal cooling. By the way, this should also increase the noise a little … 

Sony would in any case be carrying out tests and the update could arrive this summer. Patience.

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