Gigabyte’s AORUS Gen4 7000s SSD is PS5 Compatible

Gigabyte have confirmed that their Aorus Gen4 7000s SSDs are compatible with Sony’s PlayStation 5 console.
Gigabyte Aorus Gen4 7000s

Gigabyte have announced that their AORUS Gen4 7000s SSD is fully compliant with the PS5 M.2 storage slot. This is fantastic news for gamers who want to expand on the PlayStation 5’s storage space to install more games.

*Enhanced by the latest generation PCIe 4.0 controller with advanced 3D-TLC NAND Flash, the AORUS Gen4 7000s SSD boosts more performance than previous generation PCIe 4.0 NVMe SSDs. It equips a big aluminum thermal interface in different sizes and a double side thermal pad with a Nanocarbon coating for improved heat dissipation. In response to the latest announcement from Sony for the compatibility of M.2 SSD storage extensions on the PS5, GIGABYTE engineers have further verified the original structure and performance of AORUS Gen4 7000s SSDs to be the perfect choice of M.2 storage expansion for PS5. In addition, the read speed of up to 7000 MB/s ensures users will have optimized data accessing and a smoother gaming experience.

“In the current market, we see more and more PS5 games occupy larger than 100 GB capacity, which bothers users with insufficient space to install all their favorite games due to the storage capacity limitation of PS5. In this case, the PCIe™ 4.0 M.2 SSD expansion provides a smart solution for this trouble.” Said Jackson Hsu, Director of the GIGABYTE Channel Solutions Product Development Division. “AORUS Gen4 7000s SSD complies with PS5 expansion specifications in terms of appearance, performance and thermal design. It provides large capacity up to 2TB with easy installation, which allows users to enjoy sufficient game storage space.”

Gigabyte’s AORUS Gen4 7000s SSDs have been available since early 2021, and users who have already purchased one of these drives can use them for PS5 storage expansion by simply inserting it into the PS5 as per Sony’s installation instructions. These can be found here.

GIGABYTE have also updated the optimized firmware for these drives on their official site. Users can download the file from this link to optimize their AORUS Gen4 7000s SSD for a superior experience.

AORUS Gen 4 7000s SSDs are available from various retailers and online stores and more information about these SSDs can be found here.

*Note: Parts of the press announcement have been edited for clarity

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