PlayStation 5’s First External SSD Teased?

Patriot Gaming may have revealed the PS5’s first external SSD.


Patriot Gaming will publicly its new external Viper PXD M.2 SSD at PAX East with a PlayStation 4 to see how it works with consoles. The game they’re using for the test is Insomniac’s Spider-Man, the same game Sony used to show the PS5’s ultra-fast loading times.
A press release reads:

The brand-new Patriot PXD m.2 PCIe Type-C External SSD, the next generation of portable storage solutions, will be showcased and tested on the PlayStation 4 with Marvel’s Spider-Man video game. This PCIe m.2 based SSD over USB 3.2 Type-C connectivity brings superb speed and stability utilizing the Phison E13 PCIe controller, capacities from 512GB to 2TB.


Not as fast as the Samsung 980 QVO PCIe 4.0 SSD that is supposed to power the PlayStation 5, but the external drive needs to be fast enough to somewhat match the system’s base drive.

Patriot PXD External SSD Specs:

  • Phison E13T Series Controller; Latest USB 3.2 Gen2 Type-C Interface
    Capacity up to 2TB; Bus speed up to 10Gbit / sec
    Type-C to Type-C, Type-C to Type-A cable included
    SEQ Performance Read up to 1,000MB / s, Write up to 1,000MB / s; 4K Aligned Random Write: up to 85K IOPs

Patriot’s PXD external SSD is the next generation of portable storage. The PXD bridges the gap between USB 3.0 flash drives and high speed PCIe based SSDs. Utilizing the Phison E13T PCIe controller, the PXD supports the SuperSpeed USB 10Gbps standard. With its USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C connector, the PXD ships with two cables (type-C to type-A, and type-C to type-C) for compatibility with the latest PCs, laptops, and MacBook.

Setup is a breeze, just plug and play like any USB flash drive. The sleek, compact, aluminum body is designed for maximum durability. At just over 10 cm X 3 cm, and weighing in at just 35 grams, the PXD is the perfect solution for those who need large superfast storage in a compact design. The PXD is the ideal choice for those road warriors who are on the go, extending the storage of your favorite gaming consoles, or storing your favorite video or music libraries.


Nothing’s been CONFIRMED, however.

Everything we know about the PlayStation 5 so far:

  • Custom SoC with second-gen Navi GPU, Zen 2 CPU
    8-Core, 16-thread Zen 2 CPU at 3.2GHz
    Navi GPU at 2.0GHz with 36 Compute Units
    Navi, Zen SoC uses new AMD RDNA 2.0 architecture
    Ultra-fast SSD
    Support for 4K 120 Hz TVs
    Ray-tracing enabled
    8K output support (for gaming)
    Plays all PS4 games
    Separate games that ship on BD-XL Blu-ray discs
    New controller with extensive haptic and tactile feedback

 


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