Tips & Tricks, Video Games

Upgrading Your PS5 Storage: The Ultimate Guide

In today’s fast-paced gaming world, the PlayStation 5 (PS5) has emerged as a powerhouse, offering incredible graphics and a highly immersive gaming experience.

However, like all technology, it’s not without its limitations, one of the most notable being its storage capacity. In today’s article we will offer our insight into why upgrading your PS5 storage with a larger NVMe drive is essential and how it will enhance your gaming experience.

Understanding PS5 Storage Limitations

The PS5 comes with a built-in 825GB Solid State Drive (SSD), but after accounting for system files, only about 667GB is available for games and apps. In an era where game file sizes are ballooning (some titles require over 100GB), this storage fills up fast. This can be a significant hindrance for avid gamers, leading to the constant need to manage and delete games to make room for new ones.

Why Upgrade to a Larger NVMe Drive?

1. More Storage for More Games

By upgrading to a larger NVMe drive, you extend your PS5’s storage capacity, allowing you to keep more games installed and ready to play.

2. Enhanced Performance

NVMe drives are known for their high-speed data transfer rates, which means faster load times and smoother gameplay.

3. Future-Proofing

As games continue to evolve, their demands on storage will only increase. A larger drive ensures you are prepared for future titles.

The Digital Download Advantage

1. Convenience

Downloading games directly to your PS5 is incredibly convenient. No more swapping discs or worrying about physical storage space for your game collection.

2. Instant Access to Games

Digital downloads mean instant access to games upon release, no need to visit a store or wait for delivery, only the download.

3. Exclusive Digital Content

Often, digital versions of games come with exclusive content not available in physical copies.

4. Environmentally Friendly

Digital downloads reduce the need for physical packaging, contributing to a greener environment.

How Can We Help?

At Solent Way Computers, we don’t just understand the importance of technology in your life; we live it. We offer:

  • Expert Installation: Our team can professionally install and configure a new NVMe drive in your PS5, ensuring it operates at peak performance.
  • Data Migration Services: We’ll help transfer your existing games and data to the new drive, so you can pick up right where you left off.


Upgrading your PS5 storage with a larger NVMe drive is becoming less of a luxury and more of a necessity for the modern gamer. Luckily, there is a wide array of sizes that you can choose from, allowing you to upgrade your PS5 storage up to a whopping 8TB!

For more information on how we can support you, call 01329 535 001, email [email protected], or simply Contact Us.

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