Sony Officially Licenses PS5 SSD from Western Digital

Sony Officially Licenses PS5 SSD from Western Digital

Sony has collaborated with Western Digital to offer an officially licensed PS5 SSD that sports PlayStation branding. The SN850 NVMe SSD will wear the logo on its outer packaging, stating it is an “officially licensed product” for PS5 consoles after undergoing hundreds of hours of testing.

The SN850 NVMe SSD from Western Digital has always been a popular pick in our Best PS5 SSD 2022 guide, but now regular punters can spot the PlayStation logo and be safe in the knowledge the product will work with their box. Sony and Western Digital came to the agreement after “spending hundreds of hours playing the most graphic-rich titles to ensure with games stored on the driver, gameplay is fast, smooth and visually immersive”.

WD Black SN850 PS5 1TB WW Front

The SSD is available to buy from the company’s online store, with more retailers offering it next month. £ 179.99 will get you the 1TB option, while 2TB sets you back £ 289.99:

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In a press release, Vice President of Consumer Solutions Product Management Susan Park shared how excited the company is to be working with Sony on a licensed product. “Western Digital’s WD_BLACK brand was created to bring high-performance products to gamers everywhere. Combined with this innovative partnership, we aim to deepen our current commitment to developing storage solutions that enhance the gaming experience for all gamers.”

Once you’ve got the Western Digital SN850 SSD ready to install – or any other competing storage solution – check out our How to Install a Compatible M.2 NVMe SSD guide for a step-by-step walkthrough to getting it set up.

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