PS5 storage not enough? Here are the best PS5 external hard drives you can buy

If you are into PS5 gaming and find the available 825GB internal SSD not enough, today's digest is for you. We're presenting the best PS5 external hard drives you can use to store all of your excess games. As long as you choose the correct SSD for your PS5, you can stop worrying about your gaming storage space once and for all.

PS5 storage not enough? Here are the best PS5 external hard drives you can buy
Best PS5 external hard drives

By using an external hard drive, you’ll help the gamer in you in two big ways. First, you’ll be able to access your games much faster than redownloading them from Sony’s servers. Second, you can use these drives to store all of your PS4 games and play them directly from there. As a result, you can use your PS5’s internal storage for more popular titles.

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However, you don’t need PS5-specific hardware to store your games. Any SSD or HDD that works with a computer can be used with your PS5. But, in order to play PS5 titles, you have to transfer them to the PS5’s internal SSD. This process might sound cumbersome, but having an external SSD for your PS5 can help you save storage space and play your games without worrying about how much room you have. Check out some of the best PS5 external hard drives you can buy for your gaming nights now.

1. The Samsung T5 Portable SSD has 4.9 times faster transfer speeds than standard hard drives so you can transfer your games faster than ever before.

Samsung T5 portable SSD internal structure (Image Credit: SSD reviews)

The Samsung T5 SSD is not just efficient with data transfer but also comes in a portable, compact design you can easily carry on the go. The 540 MB/s transfer speed ensures you are able to transfer your games much faster than before. You get two distinct aluminum finishes for the 250 GB and 500 GB models and a deep black for the 1 TB and 2 TB models.

You can get the Samsung SSD T5 from B&H for $129.99.

2. The Seagate The Last of Us II hard drive is exclusively designed keeping the PlayStation systems in mind. And it comes with the iconic look of The Last of Us.

The Last of Us Part II hard drive design

This hard drive comes with a 2 TB storage space and the iconic look of The Last of Us for PlayStation gamers. As a result, you get loads of capacity and perfect PlayStation performance so you can hold onto the games you love–plus install new ones.

You can get this hard drive from Walmart for $142.78.

3. The Sandisk Extreme PRO Portable SSD V2 offers powerful solid-state performance in a rugged storage design.

Sandisk Extreme PRO portable SSD V2 inside a camera bag

This new SSD V2 offers 2X faster performance than the previous model and is an ideal choice for gamers who travel a lot. The rugged design makes this SSD a perfect storage solution for use on the go. In fact, the forged aluminum chassis also acts as a heatsink to deliver higher sustained speeds.

You can get this SSD from Western Digital starting at $249.99 for the 1 TB version.

4. The Western Digital G-Technology ArmorATD Rugged Portable Hard Drive has a rugged design that is relentless under pressure.

Western Digital G-Technology ArmorATD on a rugged surface

Another drive that adventurous gamers can get their hands on is the Western Digital G-Technology ArmorATD Rugged Portable Hard Drive. It not only has three layers of shock-resistant material but also withstands rain and dust. This hard drive comes in 1 TB, 2 TB, and 4 TB sizes and can handle crushes up to 1,000 pounds.

You can get this hard drive from Western Digital starting at $69.99 for the 1 TB version.

5. The WD_BLACK P50 Game Drive SSD offers a perfect balance of speed and performance to help you be on top of your game.

WD_Black P50 game drive in black

The WD_BLACK P50 Game Drive SSD’s advanced SSD technology will provide your PC or console with the incredible operating boost it needs to keep you playing at the top of your game. It also features a SuperSpeed USB 20 GB/s (USB 3.2 Gen 2×2) interface specifically designed for gamers, making your drive compatible with new hardware, components, and accessories for years to come.

You can get this drive from Western Digital for $139.99 for the 500 GB version.

With that said, PS5 gamers out there can finally find their way to store more games without overloading their internal SSD space. Which one of these would you go for? Share with us in the comments below.

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Madhurima Nag is the Head of Content at Gadget Flow. She side-hustles as a parenting and STEM influencer and loves to voice her opinion on product marketing, innovation and gadgets (of course!) in general.
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