New PlayStation 5 beta firmware is here—and it’s brought SSD support with it

PlayStation 5 system software beta version 2.0-04.00.00 is starting to roll out to beta testers, and along with a whole list of fixes and updates, it brings a very important new option for storing your games.

As of this firmware, you can now upgrade your PS5 with additional internal SSD storage. Not just any SSD, of course, as it’ll need to be a PCIe 4.0 M.2 SSD between 250GB and 4TB in size, and fit other specifications like having a heat sink. This update comes right as Seagate has just announced the first line of SSD drives confirmed compatible with the console. The company’s new Firecuda 530 SSD comes in four sizes: 500GB for $140, 1TB for $240, 2TB for $490, and 4TB for $950.

Beyond the long-awaited internal SSD support, the beta firmware brings 3D audio to televisions, better information clarity for games on the home screen and in your Library, expanded trophy tracking, improvements to the control center and Game Base, a new update for DualSense controllers, and much more.

You can read the full and extensive list of updates in beta firmware 2.0-04.00.00 here. If you’re not yet in the PlayStation 5 system software beta program but would like to be, head over and sign up.

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