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ps5 SSD Upgrade

NeonGhost

uses 'M$' - What year is it? Not 2002.
Has anyone put a thermal pad on the plate that covers the ssd with a ssd that has a heat sink on it ?
 

Rocco Schiavone

I am terrified of Microsoft and am always concerned about them.
To transfer more of the heat to the plate away from the ssd
How's this suppose to work? If you Install a NVME SSD you put a thermal pad on the top of the SSD and attach a heatsink.

If you add a thermal pad on the metal plate it has no contact with the SSD.
 

NeonGhost

uses 'M$' - What year is it? Not 2002.
How's this suppose to work? If you Install a NVME SSD you put a thermal pad on the top of the SSD and attach a heatsink.

If you add a thermal pad on the metal plate it has no contact with the SSD.
But if I add a thermal pad to the plate that makes contact with the heat sink wouldn’t
that help transfer heat from the metal heat sink to the plate in all reducing the overall heat from the ssd and heat sink
 

Rocco Schiavone

I am terrified of Microsoft and am always concerned about them.
But if I add a thermal pad to the plate that makes contact with the heat sink wouldn’t
that help transfer heat from the metal heat sink to the plate in all reducing the overall heat from the ssd and heat sink
If you think this a good idea for this sandwich why had no one else tried the same solution?

Or why don't the manufacturers tell you that you should also add a another thermal pad on top?
 

SlimySnake

Member
The 980 Pro is only $150 at Bestbuy. I hate that the one that comes with the heatsink is $230. the heatsink shouldnt cost more than $10.

My PC's mobo comes with its own heatsink that just sits on top of the 980 Pro. It's a simple metal or aluminum bar. Whatever its made of, i havent had any issues. temps sit at 29 Degrees celcius. cooler than my cpu.

Im tempted to just buy the 980 Pro and stick it in the PS5 without a heatsink to see how it behaves. maybe buy those ram thermal pads and stick them on the modules.

EDIT: Looks like this heatsink is only $5.79 and works with the 980 Pro. I might just get this and install the ssd myself.

 
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Rocco Schiavone

I am terrified of Microsoft and am always concerned about them.
Idk you tell me
It's because your idea is stupid and makes no sense that's why.

If you don't understand whats the best way to transport heat from the SSD that's your problem. I'm not wasting any more time here.
 

NeonGhost

uses 'M$' - What year is it? Not 2002.
It's because your idea is stupid and makes no sense that's why.

If you don't understand whats the best way to transport heat from the SSD that's your problem. I'm not wasting any more time here.
Get Out No GIF
 

FrankWza

Member
The 980 Pro is only $150 at Bestbuy. I hate that the one that comes with the heatsink is $230. the heatsink shouldnt cost more than $10.

My PC's mobo comes with its own heatsink that just sits on top of the 980 Pro. It's a simple metal or aluminum bar. Whatever its made of, i havent had any issues. temps sit at 29 Degrees celcius. cooler than my cpu.

Im tempted to just buy the 980 Pro and stick it in the PS5 without a heatsink to see how it behaves. maybe buy those ram thermal pads and stick them on the modules.

EDIT: Looks like this heatsink is only $5.79 and works with the 980 Pro. I might just get this and install the ssd myself.

The one without the heat sink needs to be firmware updated. I have the pro drive with the copper pipe heat sink and it’s cool and fast. The one with the heat sink included says PS5 on it and is already updated.
Idk you tell me
Just get a good heat sink for $20 and you’ll be fine installing per instructions. They’re designed for the PS5. Like the sabrent
 
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SlimySnake

Member
The one without the heat sink needs to be firmware updated. I have the pro drive with the copper pipe heat sink and it’s cool and fast. The one with the heat sink included says PS5 on it and is already updated.

Just get a good heat sink for $20 and you’ll be fine installing per instructions. They’re designed for the PS5. Like the sabrent
Amazon has the WD SN 850 with heatsink for only $146. I pulled the trigger.
 

NeonGhost

uses 'M$' - What year is it? Not 2002.
The one without the heat sink needs to be firmware updated. I have the pro drive with the copper pipe heat sink and it’s cool and fast. The one with the heat sink included says PS5 on it and is already updated.

Just get a good heat sink for $20 and you’ll be fine installing per instructions. They’re designed for the PS5. Like the sabrent
I have the firecuda 530 with heat sink
 

FrankWza

Member
I have the firecuda 530 with heat sink
You don’t need anything more but if you’re worried about heat I meant get a better heat sink vs placing pads where they’re not needed. Worth a try for $20-$25
Amazon has the WD SN 850 with heatsink for only $146. I pulled the trigger.
That’s a really good price and it doesn’t need to be updated. For people without the ability to do the update it’s a lot more convenient.
 

FrankWza

Member
They have a newer model coming.
That's a good price though as it was $250 when I bought one for someone for $180.
That’s interesting. What is it? There is a drive that was made specifically for the PS5 that is a Japanese only release coming out as well.
It’s made by nextorage a Sony affiliate
Edit:It’s available in the US now too.

 
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Rocco Schiavone

I am terrified of Microsoft and am always concerned about them.
You can clearly see that Sonys solution is the better one. Especially when It comes to pricing and customer choice. Paid 330€ for the SN850 months ago and you can get It for 279€ now.
 
You can clearly see that Sonys solution is the better one. Especially when It comes to pricing and customer choice. Paid 330€ for the SN850 months ago and you can get It for 279€ now.

I know your prices are in euros but I think the price dropped even further. I’m seeing that same SSD with the heat sink for only 150$. I was thinking about going with 512TB but the 1TB dropped enough that it’s worth buying for me.
 

Boss Mog

Member
Back when the PS5 was announced, Gen4 SSDs weren't available so the PS5 SSD was top of the line but now we have plenty of Gen4 options and there's currently a surplus of NAND so expect sales. I recently picked up a 1TB 980 Pro w/ heatsink for a little over 100 bucks.
 

Rocco Schiavone

I am terrified of Microsoft and am always concerned about them.
I know your prices are in euros but I think the price dropped even further. I’m seeing that same SSD with the heat sink for only 150$. I was thinking about going with 512TB but the 1TB dropped enough that it’s worth buying for me.
255€ currently.
 
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