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Sony's messy PS5 storage expansions prove Xbox Series X was right

Seagate Expansion Card
Seagate Expansion Card (Image credit: Windows Central)

I'm a big fan of the Seagate Xbox Storage Expansion Card for the Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S, despite the obvious elephant in the room. It's really expensive and as such it's not ever going to be an instant buy for anyone. Well, except people like me with no self-control.

When the PS5 was revealed to have a more standard plan for storage expansion, that is, PCIe 4.0 SSDs, I was immediately interested. While these can still be pricey, the $ per GB ratio is less than Microsoft's proprietary memory card and you have more choice over the brand, budget, and importantly, capacity.

Sony has finally started to pull back the curtain on this, though, and that initial excitement has turned. Microsoft's system is expensive, but its simplicity makes even the price fade into the background compared to what you're going to have to go through with a PS5. How can a first-party, closed product end up more attractive than something that uses regular PC parts?!

Upgrading the PS5 with a PCIe 4.0 SSD looks messy

Samsung 980 Pro

Source: Windows CentralThis SSD should work, but Sony won't give you any guarantees. (Image credit: Source: Windows Central)

I've had a PS5 since launch day, and it's sat since then as a (much larger) companion to my Xbox Series X. I was never that worried about expanding the storage since it's mostly used for PS5 games I can't get on Xbox, but knowing it was going to require opening the console up already sends a cold shiver down the spine.

After all, these things are still impossible to get hold of. One wrong move and it's goodbye PS5. But still, how hard can it be to install a PCIe 4.0 SSD into an empty slot. I've done it hundreds of times on PCs.

But Sony has now released its official guidelines and hoo boy. On one hand, it's very thorough. But on the other, an average PS5 owner should feel no shame in being confused beyond all belief by just about everything they're reading.

Let's gloss over the fact you have to take the console apart, we always knew that. But choosing an SSD looks to be a bit of a minefield. There's a minimum speed they want you to have, which is fair, and there's extensive documentation of physically what size SSDs you need to have, how you shouldn't use a big heat sink, and that you definitely cannot use a SATA SSD.

PS5

Source: Jennifer Locke | Windows Central (Image credit: Source: Jennifer Locke | Windows Central)

Do you know what there isn't? Any list of recommended PCIe 4.0 SSDs for your average PS5 owner (or PS5 owner's parent) to just look at and go buy from. Nothing. Do you know what there is? This little nugget:

SIE cannot guarantee that all M.2 SSD devices meeting the described specifications will work with your console and assumes no responsibility for the selection, performance, or use of third-party products.

In other words, Sony isn't going to tell you what to buy and isn't going to help you if you follow its simultaneously detailed and vague instructions and it doesn't work. They're basically turning it over to their customers to jump in and figure it out with their own money. I'd laugh, but it worries me how many people are going to spend money on an SSD that either doesn't work or doesn't properly meet the spec. Games consoles are supposed to be easy. Leave this kind of crap to PC gamers to figure out.

Microsoft clearly got it right with the Xbox Series X|S

Seagate Expansion Card

Source: Windows Central (Image credit: Source: Windows Central)

There was a time in 2020 where I thought Sony had made the right call and Microsoft was simply going for your wallet with an expensive, poor-value external expansion card. The days of slotting memory cards into your console are not missed, and with the Seagate Xbox Storage Expansion card, you have only one choice. One capacity, one card, one price.

And you know what? It's easily the better solution.

I still wish it wasn't so expensive and I wish there was at least a 2TB version, but compared to the competition? Yikes. How easy is it to just put a memory card into the back of the console, turn said console on and just use it?

Not to mention being able to just go to a store or your favorite online retailer, click buy, weep a little at the cost, then know you have nothing else to worry about?

Xbox Series S

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I don't buy into "console wars", I have and will always strive to have all of the consoles, at least for a while. It helps you appreciate the good and bad parts of each platform. But the PS5 is the first generation of PlayStation that I'm struggling to find areas it stands above the Xbox Series X.

Microsoft has made many missteps over the years with its console hardware, but ignoring availability issues, the Series X does everything right. And when we get a Series S for downstairs, I can take this one memory card out, pop it into the other console and my kid can start playing games immediately.

I'll be upgrading the storage in my PS5, mostly just to go through the process, but it's not a user-friendly way of doing things at all. Games are getting bigger and bigger, and this debacle only cements the Xbox Series X and Series S as the better consoles to live with.

Richard Devine is an Editor at Windows Central. A former Project Manager and long-term tech addict, he joined Mobile Nations in 2011 and has been found on Android Central and iMore as well as Windows Central. Currently you'll find him covering all manner of PC hardware and gaming, and you can follow him on Twitter and Instagram.

62 Comments
  • Well, I guess from that perspective, you are paying for the work being done for you. You don't have to guess and just pop it in. Additionally, you don't have to worry about voiding any warranties, by taking your system apart...AND, if for whatever reason the drive malfunctions, you can pullout and get a replacement or refund. Convenience is included in the price.
  • not only that, you also get cartridge-like durability. I took my Series X on a trip and I could swap out the Seagate drives like cartridges. With the size of games and how small SSDs are, you're going to need more than 1 drive. Especially with Xbox Game Pass where you can download hundreds of games. I do use big external HDDs as game repositories. But the transfer times take long enough that I would rather have multiple Seagate drives.
  • And it's highly portable. You can easily pop it out of your Series X, toss it in a bag, fly across the country back to your parents' house for Thanksgiving, and pop it in to your parents' Series S console without having to suck up all their bandwidth for three days trying to download everything instead.
  • You don't have to worry about the warranty on your PS5, though, the HDD is entirely user serviceable. Just like the PS3 and PS4, one screw to access. Admittedly, you do have to pull the console to bits, though, which is always unnerving.
  • They both got it wrong. They should have just added more storage. They skimped on storage knowing how large these new games are so that they could make more money off of the consumer. MS doesn't deserve any credit here either.
  • "They should have just added more storage"
    This is always such an annoying response because it completely overlooks the simple economics of consoles. Consoles are built with the best hardware they can be built with to hit a price point far below mid-tier gaming PCs. If they just put larger SSDs in the system to begin with, the price goes up. This would do a couple of things. First, it would potentially price the system out of range for average consumers, second, it would price it closer to a mid-tier gaming PC and potentially push people to that ecosystem. With those arguments, people will then usually say "Well, consoles are already sold at a loss". Yes, that is true, but the price point is determined based on what the company feels in can get back in software/services. Keeping the price low, but increasing costs lowers the overall profit the company can get. Less profit doesn't tend to end well for a system (examples - anything in Google Graveyard). Finally, storage is like chasing a unicorn. There is no magical number for the correct amount of storage in a system as people will always want or need more. So no, just adding more storage to begin with is not the answer.
  • Right!!! Ppl dont think before they post. Like he said they did it this way to keep the price affordable. They're taking a loss on consoles in order to make a profit off GP subs, games and accessories. How else would xbox be able to bless us with all these upgrades to their...ecosystem in general
  • @Awhisperecho
    You do realise there is a bill of materials that dedicates the profit margins per console? That bill is not fixed, it fluctuates per availability of components so at times like these - it's going to be extremely expensive due to high demand and low supply. As the cost nand flash for storage goes down, the more storage that can be added. Case in point, how long has it been that we have had consoles with 1TB of storage hmm? Over simplification: So either we consumers pay more or have contend with less investment in studios and games. Corporations respond to shareholders not consumers. As long profits are made, less grumbling from shareholders.
  • AMD just debuted a 1080p graphics card... For $389... With specs below an Xbox series X...
  • " They're basically turning it over to their customers to jump in and figure it out with their own money. I'd laugh, but it worries me how many people are going to spend money on an SSD that either doesn't work or doesn't properly meet the spec." This will not be an issue.
    You can bet that, just like with the previous consoles, Sony will have PS5-branded SSD's available for sale, either directly from Sony or from partners which will have PS5-branded package in the SSDs that meet the requires Sony standards. But as others have said, the issue here isn't even the way expandable storage is made.
    It's that both companies are charging 500€ for a console with less than 1TB of available space when it's been clear for years that 1TB isn't enough. Not at this price point.
    This is pretty much the equivalent of a phone OEM releasing a 1000€ phone with 32GB of storage just because it then has a microSD slot.
  • They are barely making any money on these consoles. Try building any PC that even approaches the performance of the Series X or PS5 with the storage and see if you come anywhere as low as $500. The two consoles are a solid deal for price/performance.
  • Only it's not $1000... It's $400. In fact, a $1000 phone only comes with 64GB of storage. Last I checked, that was more dollars than $400 for less numbers in storage. Maybe pick a better example? Also, check the price of a 1 TB SSD vs a 2 TB SSD. It would have bumped the price to $550-600. Which, incidentally, is still less dollars than the phone.
  • To be honest, to access the 2.5 Inch Bay for the PS4 Hdd you also had to take the cover off. Granted, it was a small side section and not a whole panel like the PS5 to access the internal m.2. Looks like Sony, will be selling PS5 certified m.2s soon.
  • Update: didn't take long although it's not Sony selling directly. $275 for PS5 1TB ssds via Seagate (rebrand of an existing product - Firecuda 530). https://www.techpowerup.com/285094/seagate-firecuda-530-first-ps5-compat... So any PCI-E 4.0 NVME matching or besting the Firecuda 530 will do just fine. People will need to buy low profile heatsinks though.
  • I just wish Microsoft would release an adaptor for the Expansion port that let you plug in any PCIe 4.0 SSD. They don't have to guarantee they'll work, they just have to guarantee it won't fry/corrupt the system. While it was never supported, I popped open my old 20 GB Xbox 360 Hard Drive enclosure (the original 360 had a proprietary Hard Drive connector) and popped in a 2 TB drive and it worked flawlessly. That was a significantly better solution than being locked into an artificial limitation by SeaGate's format.
  • They can't.
    For the same reason Sony is refusing to make themselves liable to the outcome of putting in even the best vetted retail SSD: namely the lack of consistency in the build parts that go into retail SSDs. Even name brand aftermarket semiconductor products (DRAM, SSD, video cards, etc) are assembled with different components, even within the same batch. Over on youtube Linus Tech tips has been documenting how the same part will perform differently based on what goes into it withoyt being reflected in tge official specs. You see something similar with the onboard SSDs on the XBOXes, where MS sources them from different vendors but they:
    1- Aren't running leading edge tech
    2- Not pushing the SSD beyond the baseline speed
    3- Test them before putting them into the console
    4- Willing to stand behind the console over the warranty period Sony's position is understandable but they really should have known better. Anybody puzzling why MS didn't push SSD performance the way Sony did now has their answer: predictable performance has been the XBOX mantra this generation and now we know why. They saw this coming.
  • I would say we should wait and see how Sony's implementation actually works. I realize its a bit more work getting an SSD into the PS5 but lets face it isn't that much work. And the fact that there are multiple storage options available (and more to come from other brands) means more flexibility in the long haul. At any given time, I could take an ssd out of my gaming laptop and put it in the PS5 or vice versa which is something you cannot do with the xbox. However, the xbox's solution is simple, easy to understand and literally anyone can make it work. They both have their pros and cons. I don't have an xbox (I just use xcloud) but do have a PS5 and am looking forward to using the ssd slot once the stable version of the software hits. I'm not big into beta's these days. Kudos to Sony for finally getting around to this. The requirements are high but higher standards are good; it keeps OEM's on their toes.
  • The problem isn't finding a part tbat matches the spec but rather taking delivery of one that lives up to the PS5 internal performance. Words (and specs) are cheap. Delivering isn't. Just because the listed specs match and a review unit worked doesn't mean every retail unit (or even most) will. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ytSByaMvGeA Slipstreaming is an ancient practice but todays products work so close to the edge and the top performers scarce that even otherwise reliable vendors will use whatever they can find to get product out. For a lot of users a 10% or larger shortfall won't matter. It probably won't be noticed.
    PS5? It'll be noticed. Caveat emptor. (And watch out for the warning over the heat sink.)
  • Companies will market the crap out of their SSDs being officially compatible with the popular PS5, so it won't be an issue, then consumers will just have to remove a panel and 2 screws and install it, easy. It's way better this way, SSDs like the Samsung 980 Pro can already be found for a slight cheaper price then the Xbox expansion card despite being leagues ahead in speed and it's way more versatile on top of that.
  • Also I have to say that this **** is coming way too late
  • That's a valid point, though I would have thought that most people buying extra storage for consoles just plug it in and forget about it, with no intention of using it elsewhere (especially if you have a data cap to deal with). I certainly think the Xbox storage drive needs to be cheaper, and with a 2TB option ASAP as the 1TB drive just seems too small for something I'd want to last the lifetime of the device.
  • Same thing was true last gen...And like last gen, the majority of console gamers, this generation, prefer PlayStation. The avg console owner doesn't upgrade their storage anyways...And the hardcore claim to know what their doing...So this is a non-issue
  • Saying you're "against console wars," while posting this overblown article, makes no sense. I'll grant that the SSD guidelines might be overly wordy (and occasionally repetitive), but they aren't that complex. It boils down to getting the right form factor and speed. "Let's gloss over the fact you have to take the console apart, we always knew that." Technically, yes, but the degree to which you're "taking it apart" is...minimal. You pop the top off by hand. From there, you remove one screw (the spacer would be moved if you get a different length of drive). "choosing an SSD looks to be a bit of a minefield." Not really. It boils down to "get a high-end PCIe 4 SSD." "There's a minimum speed they want you to have, which is fair . . . and that you definitely cannot use a SATA SSD." Of course you can't use a SATA SSD. SATA drives don't meet the speed requirements. If it's fair to have the speed requirement, why act offended that SATA drives aren't supported (note that this isn't just about drives with physical SATA connectors, but also M.2 drives that use a SATA link). "there's extensive documentation of physically what size SSDs you need to have [and] how you shouldn't use a big heat sink" The "extensive documentation" is more a matter of redundancy than anything. Pick a supported form factor (basically anything standard a consumer would find while shopping) and the "extensive documentation" is superfluous. The heat sink info is straightforward--read the dimensions on the package/product listing. In reality, the main thing to worry about is the speed. It's the one thing where you could easily miss the mark. If you made your chase solely off the speed requirement, you'd probably be fine 99.9% of the time. "I don't buy into 'console wars'" The way you wrote this article, I can't say I believe you.
  • Yeah, stuff like M.2 SSD size thingwas basically just saying that every M.2 SSD will fit. It's basically just get a 7gbps SSD and you will be fine, I doubt that heatsink will even be necessary, but just in case just get a small one. Either way SSD manufacturers will for sure brand their SSDs as PS5 compatible, so there is nothing worry.
  • I can't remember who was talking about this, it might have been Linus. But basically saying that because the bay supports all m.2 sizes, that we should choose to but the longest size (I can't remember the size specs of m.2). Basically Im sure I remember him saying put the largest m.2 in there, but I don't think it was because of outright speeds (I guess they're the same across the size if you get the same model?) But I think he said that they have better cooling maybe. Damn, wish I could remember what it was tbh
  • Have you checked the Sony guidelines?
    They're saying that only *certain* M2 drives will work. Only one size, one length, one thickness *with* heat sink. The connector is standard, nothing else is. At present exactly *one* retail SSD qualifies, from Samsung (more expensive than the XBOX card) and Sony won't stand by it. Understandable because they can't guarantee all the drives sold under that part nunber will work. It has the specs, it has the dimensions (and heat sink) but it may or may not have the performance.
    Sony is "right" on this.
    They have no choice.
  • You didn't seem to have checked it, saying 2230, 2242, 2260, 2280 and 22100 is basically saying every M.2 Size. Only heatsink might be an issue and that is if a heatsink is truly necessary and not a way to cover their asses. This is just beta, in a day since you replied Sony already added 2 more, once it's released every top of the line SSD will most likely work.
  • The price for that expansion card is quite eye watering.
  • The Xbox X/S 1 TB expansion card is $220 (and you don't have to take your console apart to use it.) Any 1TB NVME PCIE 4x4 2280 SSD with a heatsink is: $220. What's your point again?
  • The point is that there are options to use any brand of drives we want, there will be deals and price reductions as these drives become more popular for PCs.
    In the upcoming weeks Sony will release lists of drives tested and recommended... But we have the option to try any of our drives.
    As far as I'm concerned, I've had the PS5 since day 1 and I have zero need to increase storage space. I don't need to have more than 10 games installed at a time.
  • Yes, you can use any SSD you want. And Sony is saying they won't necessarily work.
  • This point is a non point ultimately. The expansion card already goes on sale on a usual basis. I've seen it for 179 these days. The Xbox also does a better job of supporting external storage. I have a 5TB portable that's my main storage. Many of Xbox's next gen games allow me to use that and if I can't I just swap space on seconds. When SSD prices go down, so we'll the expansion card
  • The difference obviously is that the expansion pack is leagues behind these 7gbps SSDs. It's slow even for PCIe 3.0 SSDs. It's like comparing an i3 to an i9
  • You literally pop one panel off and the storage bay is right there. It's not exactly a difficult task to fit an m.2 drive into a PS5, they couldn't have made it any easier tbh. The panels literally slide off easy as hell and then boom, SSD bay right there.
  • Exactly, it's ironic that a Windows Central article is promoting the Apple way of doing things - not giving people options!
  • So Apple allows you to use a micro SD card now or to upgrade your storage? I would love to see more storage options for Xbox, butS didn't manufacture the deive
  • I'm still laughing at how much the Xbox card sticks out.
  • That's the heat sink.
    It keeps the card merely warm without adding heat load to the onboard cooling.
  • FWIW, this isn't Sony being cheap or anything.
    It's just them overestimating the availability of top tier chips *and* being overly aggresive with their SSD performance combined with the pandemic and attendant semiconductor shortage. They expected the shortage to be over by now (so did MS, remember?) and instead demand is unabated and is looking to run into 2023.
    This shortage, btw, is why the PS5 doesn't come with 1TB storage like the XBOX SX; they had a choice between less PS5s at 1TB and $600 and cutting the SSD to get more consoles out at $499. Like, duh, right? It's the times.
    Everybody makes bets in designing new products and this is one area where the MS bet paid out.
  • That's not why the PS5 doesn't have 1tb... It doesn't have 1tb because it uses 12 lanes instead of the 4/8 that standard M.2 SSDs use. If you don't know then don't make up reasons. This SSD "thing" doesn't have anything to do with chip shortage, the best you can say is that they didn't got as cheap as they could be because of the chip shortage. Fun fact: on average native PS5 games take less space then XSX/S meaning that the PS5 can hold more games on average then the XSX despite having a couple of 100s of gb less available to use.
  • And why don't they use the standard?
    You're putting it backwards. The lanes don't define the onboard storage, the storage defines the lanes.
  • It's not lanes, it's channels, I just messed up the words. They used 12 channels because it's more a efficient way to get a faster speed.
  • No dude, the reason why both the PS5 AND the Series X don't give you a full TB is because A) 1TB is a marketing word. File Systems(the "OS" that controls the organization of information on a disk) are written in Binary Digits, So, even with the cleanest format you're never going to get "1TB". B), more important. The Console's operating system takes up space as well. The 800+ storage on the PS5 is the storage remaining. As far as your comment on PS5 games taking up less space...I'd like to see some evidence of that. Both the PS5 and Xbox games, are software written for x86 architecture. The only reason one would be smaller than the other, is if one is being compressed, which would happen if you're running a lower fidelity game (I.E. you're running a PS4 game on a PS5, or a Non-Enhanced, Xbox One game, on a Series X), Apples to Apples, there's no true difference
  • No, the PS5 uses 12 channels, each can have 64gb or a multiple of it, regular SSDs have 4 or 8, that's why you get 256gb, 512gb, 1024gb, etc. The PS5 doesn't have 825gb of available space, it has ~660gb. For the PS5 games taking less space, just compare a couple of games, one of the biggest gaps is in Control Ultimate Edition.
  • Yea... Storage Space on Consoles... I upgraded my Scorpio Xbox One X from the 1TB HDD to a 2TB SSD somewhat midway into the warranty and totally forgot about that and sure enough when I migrated from it to the Series X I was wondering what the hell was going on with the lack of Storage until my memory about the SSD Upgrade kicked back in so off I had to go and also get myself the Expansion Card - Luckily they're already on sale so I got that one going for me. Kinda wish they'd sell them as 2TB versions though... Collection ain't gonna get smaller ya know.
  • If it wasn't 800 I would even co aider a 4tb one, but yes a 2tb option would be great!
  • This is such a non issue it almost makes this article a waste of time. The more casual people aren't installing internal storage, they didn't do it for PS4, or PS3 & won't do it for PS5 either. Regular people either just deal with the storage limitations and play to that, or at most they use an external storage system. More often than not they just buy whatever high capacity garbage is promoted on amazon for less than $100 because they assume high capacity = good, instead of realising they're buying a slow af HDD The next level are the people that buy external ssds with actual good transfer rates like that SanDisk extremes and so on And then there's a way smaller subset of people like me and some others that prefer internal storage, even though it's more pricey and more work to install, but we do it because; 1. It's fun to tinker around inside the consoles (like repasting the old consoles and stuff)
    2. Internal storage is just a better, cleaner solution and my mind will never change on that. The point is, the only people that are likely to even be affected by the "complicated process" of installing it with a heatsink & it being more like a PC... Are the exact subset of people that actually want some of that customisation and know what to do anyway. It's such a non issue, and the whole point about it being more and more like PC is bullshit. The reason I play PS consoles is for the first party games, & the ecosystem of playstation, away from the constant hacking cocksuckers on every game using mod menus and cheatengine on more expensive PCs that are way less fun.
    Consoles are just more relaxed, and I don't have to install 3rd party ****** software like discord just to chill and talk to people. So as long as consoles stay within that wheelhouse I'll always choose them over PC regardless of how close the actual hardware becomes.
  • I agree with first and cheat engine para.
  • What does the more casual console owner do for increasing storage.
  • So you have to replace the current ssd, its not adding an additional storage drive. Dumb
  • No. Microsoft did not get it right with their proprietary nonsense.
    Of course Sony will have a notice that they can guarantee that everything out there will work..any vendor would do that.
    anybody will have a notice that they cant gurantee that all drives out there will fit.. take a look and alibaba and you will see how creative Chinese vendors are with meeting a certain standard, and taking a lott of shortcuts, to simply underbid everything else with the same standard. (a lot of optimistic approaches with these3 flash chips)
    A proprietary drive standard is a pain in the azz.
    so sony definitely got it right IMO, that your arent limited, and like everything here in life, people will share, what drives are the best fit and best bang for the buck.
    and I don't got a Sony PS5 they are still MIA here in northern Europe Scandinavia, like to the end of the year.
    I have been in Xbox ecosystem since my PS3 but I definitely prefer the Sony approach with M.2 slots.
    Be careful writer that you don't come across to bias, hence Microsoft... it ain't a fanboy war, and it should be objectiveness and whats best for the end-users that should take center.
  • "I still wish it wasn't so expensive and I wish there was at least a 2TB version, but compared to the competition?" I believe you've inadvertently stumbled into the 2 points that invalidate most of your argument. As storage technology improves, $/gb on gen 4 m.2 SSDs will continue to fall and potential storage capacity will continue to rise. Xbox owners will stagnate with their 1gb proprietary expansion. Meanwhile, the PS5 will keep getting more attractive to buyers who are interested in expansion storage without the limitations of older, slower, lower capacity technology. As it stands today, for the average gamer, 2tb is the bare minimum you are going need in a current gen console. What do you plan to do a few years down the road? If you're an Xbox owner, and Microsoft doesn't start making larger expansion cards, you'll be SOL.
  • Sony ready for the cloud.
  • I believe the author never heard about the word "competition". I'll come back to this article one or two years later, when PCIe 4.0 M.2 NVMe SSDs will be cheaper and faster, while the proprietary Xbox Series card will still cost $220. Just remember that Xbox 360 and One HDDs were expensive for all its life.
  • lmao... is that why the SSD is already cheaper?
  • You mean the proprietary card? It might be cheaper, but it slower as well, 2.4GB/s of sequential read, while the fastest PCIe 4.0 SSD SSDs read rates are already over 7GB/s.
  • Microsoft originally said they would offer storage in other sizes and from other brands. When is this happening or did plans change? Windows central should ask Microsoft for comment. I am waiting for a 2gb card before I make the purchase.
  • 2gb? I guess you could install a single indie game on each card and swap them out when the mood strikes lol
  • 2TB.... typo, oops. I want double capacity. 1 TB is not enough for modern games.
  • This is one of the poorest written articles I think I've ever read.. your conclusion is the Xbox is better even althought the PS5 solution hasn't even launched officially yet (only in beta currently).. once it completes beta testing I'm sure you'll see manufacturers springing up with PS5 compatible tags!.. you've dismissed it before it's even started!.. as for being hard to change.. if you think sliding a cover off and being able to remove and refit a Philips screw is complex then there's really no hope for you.. for reference I also own both consoles so not a Sony fan boi - just hate articles like this which are so obviously flawed..
  • Yeah, the author created a big drama as if removing a cover and a screw was the most challenging task ever, give me a break.
  • the windows 11 debacle reincarnated