PlayStation 5 has the fastest SSD in the world.
At the international exhibition Consumer Electronic South Korean company Samsung introduced the world’s first SSD with support for PCIe 4.0. The novelty received the name Samsung Pro 980. The special feature is that it is likely to be used in the PlayStation 5. Sony and Samsung are the agreement on the delivery of drives for game consoles of new generation, where the drive will be called NVMe SSD 980 QVO Unstoppable Speed, built on the basis of 980 Pro, reports the Chronicle.info with reference for Today.
Previously, many informants confirmed that 5 Sony PlayStation and Microsoft Xbox Series X that will be released later this year, will be equipped with solid state drives. Now various technical experts said that only in the PlayStation 5 will use the latest fast SSD Samsung.
At the time of the announcement of the PS5 Sony praised the new SSD, claiming that the game console will have unprecedented download speed of video games. Primarily this will be achieved thanks to a completely new solid-state drive, which speed surpasses all existing analogues. Samsung claims that the new SSD 980 Samsung Pro works twice as fast as the previous generation, giving read speeds of up to 6000 MB/s and write of up to 5,500 MB/s.
However NVMe SSD 980 QVO Unstoppable Speed will be equipped with the memory chips QLC, which is capable of storing four bits of information in one cell. This memory is even cheaper, but at the same time has much less resource for data recording – such drives are less durable, but for a gaming system would be sufficient for at least 5-7 years of experience. The characteristics of Samsung 980 QVO is likely to yield 980 ti, but instead will offer speeds of up to 7000 MB/s read and up to 5,000 MB/s write.
Recently, the insider under the nickname @Tidux said that the SSD in the final version DevKit PlayStation 5 was larger and faster than the SSD that will receive the Xbox Series X.