Best external SSD for PS5 2021: Store your game collection on these drives

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(Pocket-lint) - The PlayStation 5 has been retired for a bully portion now, and galore radical are starting to grow their crippled collections to the constituent wherever its insanely accelerated interior SSD gets full.

825GB is plentifulness for a just fewer games, but if you person a clump of titles you mightiness beryllium struggling. If you're reasoning astir getting an outer thrust to store immoderate other games on, you mightiness privation to spell for an outer PS5 SSD. A caller bundle update means you tin determination some PS4 and PS5 games implicit to outer storage, though we're besides yet present capable to grow interior storage, too.

While astir outer drives can't lucifer the velocity of the PS5's ain drive, meaning you besides can't play games from them directly, you'll inactive get mode faster transportation speeds and a smaller device. We've gathered immoderate of the precise champion for you close here. 

Our prime of the champion outer SSDs for PS5

Samsung

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Samsung T7 Touch 500GB

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This SSD from Samsung is simply a doozy - it's beauteous decently priced for the retention you get, with bigger sizes available, but it besides comes with a fingerprint scanner that makes it amazingly secure.

You'll get earnestly accelerated transportation speeds done its USB-C cable, and it hardly takes up immoderate abstraction whatsoever. It's the champion stake for astir people. 

Seagate

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Seagate Firecuda SSD

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Seagate is simply a large woody successful storage, successful lawsuit you didn't know, and it has a assortment of drives available, but its FIrecuda scope is specifically aimed astatine gaming.

This outer SSD is beauteous expensive, there's nary escaping that, but it's besides remarkably speedy and we truly similar its light-up design. For an other 1TB of storage, it's a large bet. 

WD

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WD_Black 1 TB P50 NVMe SSD

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If you bash so privation to treble your retention amount, though, this thrust from WD_Black is gaming-branded and has a truly resilient design.

It's besides impressively speedy and plays precise nicely with different consoles, not conscionable the PS5. However, you bash again extremity up paying somewhat implicit the likelihood for the 1TB of retention you're getting. 

Pocket-lint

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Sandisk Extreme Portable SSD

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SanDisk has 1 of the astir diminutive drives astir successful the signifier of its Extreme Portable, which is truly dinky and easy clips onto adjacent a keyring oregon immoderate different loop. 

That makes it large if you privation to determination your postulation around, whether wrong your location oregon to a LAN enactment oregon different setting. It's besides truly nicely priced fixed however rugged and reliable it besides is. 

Pocket-lint

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Gtech G-Drive Mobile SSD

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G-Technology has managed a akin gambit to SanDisk here, by balancing ruggedness with speed, and this thrust is specifically beardown erstwhile it comes to driblet extortion - it isn't phased by a fewer bounces!

It's besides well-priced and conveniently sized, though, which is the existent cardinal to making it onto this list. 

Writing by Max Freeman-Mills. Originally published connected 16 September 2020.

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