The Sony PlayStation PS5 was launched with an internal SSD storage space of 825Gb, though 825 Gb sounds like a lot of storage space. If you are a gamer and you have knowledge about the games and their size, you know that you will need an external hard drive for the Ps5. Once an external hard drive is attached to the PlayStation 5, you can keep a decent collection of the latest games introduced along with the PlayStation 5.
In the beginning, we would like to clarify that the best external hard drives cannot run Ps5 games directly. We will clarify it in the FAQ section below to help you with connectivity.
We have featured below a list of the best external hard drives for Ps5 along with specifications and customer reviews.
WD_BLACK has introduced a portable external hard drive, which is compatible with Sony PlayStation PS5, XBOX series X5 and Desktop. It is available in different capacity sizes from 1Tb to 5Tb. On a 5Tb external hard drive, you can store up to 125 games. WD Black has made it easy for you to store all your favorite and old games on an external hard drive.
WD_BLACK has built a reliable premium HDD external hard drive on purpose for gamers, with a three years limited warranty.
|Model||WD_BLACK 5TB P10 Game Drive||WD Elements 5TB|
|Compatible Devices||Gaming Console, Laptop, Desktop||PC, Mac|
|Hard Disk Description||External Hard Disk Drive||Portable|
|Hardware Interface||USB 3.0||USB 3.0|
|Hard Disk Size||5 TB||5.0 TB|
|Item Dimensions||4.65 x 3.46 x 0.82 inches||4.35 x 3.23 x 0.82 inches|
|Digital Storage Capacity||5TB||5 TB|
|Memory Storage Capacity||5000 Gb||5000 Gb|
|Item Weight||0.51 lbs.||0.52 lbs.|
|Customer Rating||4.8 / 5.0||4.7 / 5.0|
Seagate External Hard drive is a compact storage device available in two different colors (Black and Silver). It is a portable hard drive making it easy to move and is spacious. Seagate Portable external hard drive is introduced in the 12 capacity options, ranging from 500Gb to 18TB.
Seagate hard drives are available in three different styles, which are Portable SSD, Portable HDD, and Desktop HDD. The compatibility of this external hard drive can be considered universal (PS4, PC, Mac, Gaming console) and can be used for business or personal use.
It can be automatically recognized by the device attached, requiring no software.
|Model||Seagate Portable 2TB External Hard Drive (STGX2000400)||Seagate Game External Hard Drive (STGD2000100)|
|Compatible Devices||Pc, Mac, Ps4, Gaming console||Gaming Console|
|Hard Disk Description||Portable||Portable|
|Hardware Interface||USB 3.0||USB, USB 3.0|
|Hard Disk Size||2 TB||2.0 TB|
|Item Dimensions||4.6 x 3.15 x 0.58 inches||4.47 x 2.99 x 0.48 inches|
|Digital Storage Capacity||2 TB||2 TB|
|Memory Storage Capacity||2 Terabytes||2 Terabytes|
|Item Weight||0.42 lbs.||0.33 lbs.|
Silicon Power has introduced External Hard Drive A66 with strong built quality including Military grade shock-proof and IPX4 water-resistant protection. A66 is an ideal choice for data transferring between PC and Type C-enabled devices. It has a flexible design and is available in two colors (Black and Black-Orange). This external hard drive has an innovative cable carry design, making it easy for you to carry a cable in a cable storage space. Silicon Power gives a 3-year warranty with this external hard drive.
|Model||Silicon Power External Hard Drive A66|
|Compatible Devices||Gaming Console, Laptop|
|Hardware Interface||USB 2.0, USB 3.0, USB|
|Hard Disk Size||2.0 TB|
|Digital Storage Capacity||2000 GB|
|Memory Storage Capacity||2 TB|
|Item Weight||0.46 lbs|
SanDisk has introduced a catchy design external hard drive, which can be hooked easily. The external hard drive is available in 4 capacity options, from 500Gb to 4Tb. The compatibility of this external hard drive is vast, it is compatible with Type-C tablets, laptops, desktops, and Type-C smartphones. It can be used for multimedia, personal, or business purposes. It is a fast yet powerful device with a writing speed of 1000Mb’s, a high capacity device capable of capturing amazing content.
|Model||SanDisk 2TB Extreme Portable SSD||SanDisk 2TB Extreme PRO Portable SSD|
|Compatible Devices||Type-C tablet, Laptop, Desktop, Type-C smartphones||Type-C tablet, Laptop, Desktop, Type-C smartphones|
|Hardware Interface||USB 3.1 Type-C||USB Type-C|
|Hard Disk Size||2 TB||2 TB|
|Item Weight||0.14 lbs.||0.14 lbs.|
|Memory Storage Capacity||2000 Gb||2000 Gb|
|Item Dimensions||0.38 x 2.07 x 3.97 inches||0.41 x 2.28 x 4.36 inches|
WD has introduced MY Passport as a portable external hard drive. It is a compact and secure external hard drive. It keeps your digital life protected with built-in 256 AES hardware encryption, just need to put in a password and protect your digital data with help of WD software.
My Passport creates a backup automatically, preventing any data loss. An external hard drive with durability and long-term reliability. The size of My Passport is almost the size of your palm, small and compact. This external hard drive is available in 4 different colors (Black, Blue, Navy, Red) and capacity (1TB, 2TB, 4TB, 5TB).
|Model||WD 5TB My Passport Portable External Hard Drive|
|Hardware Interface||USB 3.2 Gen 1|
|Hard Disk Size||5TB|
|Item Weight||0.46 lbs|
|Memory Storage Capacity||5TB|
|Item Dimensions||4.22 x 2.95 x 0.75 inches|
You can turn off your ps5 by pressing the PlayStation Logo on the controller. PlayStation control center options will appear, and select Turn off Ps5. It will turn off your Ps5.
A new PlayStation 5 costs around $499.99 to $520.00. To grab one, click here
PlayStation PS 5 uses a fast SSD drive as Primary storage. PS5 has 825 Gb of SSD storage.
The graphic card used in Ps5 is AMD Radeon RDNA 2. The raw processing power of this graphic card is nearby RTX 2060 to 2070.
Just follow the following steps to connect an external hard drive on a PS5:
We will teach you how to transfer data from Ps4 to Ps5. Just follow the instructions below.
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