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PS5 Architect Mark Cerny’s Choice of Storage Expansion Is Western Digital WD_BLACK SN850 NVMe SSD

PlayStation architect Mark Cerny took to Twitter over the weekend to reveal his choice of PlayStation 5 storage expansion: WD_BLACK SN850 NVMe by Western Digital.

Cerny’s pick is the SSD with heatsink, which understandably costs more than the variants without heatsink. We shared Amazon prices in our previous article, but do note that the market is volatile and prices have been fluctuating a little. Here’s the price list if you buy directly from Western Digital:

  • 500GB – $169.99 (with Heatsink)
  • 500GB – $149.99 (without Heatsink)
  • 1TB – $249.99 (with Heatsink)
  • 1TB – $229.99 (without Heatsink)
  • 2TB – $549.99 (with Heatsink)
  • 2TB – $529.99 (without Heatsink)

Get details and specifications below:

  • Next-gen PCIe Gen4 technology optimized for top-tier gaming. Prepare for the next evolution of speed with the WD_BLACK SN850 NVMe SSD
  • Irrationally fast read/write speeds up to 7000/5300MB/s to get you in quicker, with up to 1,000,000 IOPS for a smooth, responsive and powerful gaming experience
  • Up to 2TB capacity to hold your favorite battle-ready games
  • Sleek heatsink model minimizes thermal throttling to push the boundaries of performance
  • Designed with an M.2 2280 slim, light, and compact form factor
  • Dimensions (L x W x H) 3.15″ x 0.92″ x 0.35″
  • Engineered and built with Western Digital 3D NAND to give you the reliability and endurance needed to sustain pro-level performance

We’ll continue to update our readers as more options for storage expansion become available.