Patriot Viper VP4300 PCIe 4.0 SSD Quick Look: Easy PS5 Upgrade 1

Patriot Viper VP4300 PCIe 4.0 SSD Quick Look: Easy PS5 Upgrade

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Patriot Viper VP4300 PCIe 4.0 SSD Quick Look: Easy PS5 Upgrade 2

If you happen to be among the tens of people who bought one of Sony’s PlayStation 5 consoles at a regular retail store, for MSRP, and actually kept it rather than selling it off for some easy money, then you might have noticed that its internal SSD fills up pretty fast.

After accounting for the difference between MiB and formatted MB, along with the space needed for the OS and system files, the PlayStation 5’s 825GB internal SSD drops to less than 700GB (mine shows 667.2 GB) of available storage for installed games.

And if you’re anything like me, you probably use your PS5 as much for PS4 games as anything, and indeed my console is nothing more than a glorified PS4 Pro outside of the rare PS5 game I find worthwhile (I’ve purchased only two in the past year).

Here’s my dilemma: I wanted to install a bunch of my PS4 games, and still have room left for the odd PS5 title. It’s never going to happen with 667.2 GB of available storage with the number of PS4 titles I have in my library. My solution to this point has been to uninstall one game to make room for the next. Hardly ideal!