Much has been said about the PS5 SSD, but now everyone can check out how the Sony console works on different devices. Digital Foundry decided to use the slowest device on the market to check out the PS5 with it.
Western Digital SN750 SE in 250GB version reaches only 3200MB/s, which is 58% of the speed requested by Sony, In addition, the device does not have an internal DRAM, which is supposed to have a worse effect on the operation of the device. The equipment also does not have a built-in heat sink, but in this case the British used part of the aluminum from Amazon.
As it turns out… the device works amazingly well on PlayStation 5:
“But I’ll go to the chase and say that while the SN750 SE doesn’t meet the key criteria, after installing it on my PlayStation 5 I didn’t find many flaws in it – at least in the case of today’s titles.” ,
Richard Leadbetter noticed slight differences in load times, but in some situations the PS5 loaded the game faster on a “slower SSD” than on the internal disk provided by Sony.
Digital Foundry decided to check how Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart works on said SSD and the results are surprising:
“It turns out that the gaming experience was almost identical to production on the internal SSD and the much faster SN850. There are milliseconds of performance drop in the title when navigating through the game’s dimensional portals, and disk stutter seems to vary depending on which position you’re playing, but the bottom line is that for For many gates, the SN750 SE, SN850 or the internal drive can be a little faster or a little slower. We’re literally talking about single frame drops, and the gaming experience across the three drives was found to be interchangeable in the areas we tested.”
The journalist assures that, at least for the time being, weaker SSDs can provide gamers with a decent gameplay – of course, much can change in the future, when developers will use the capabilities of the drives more.
“I expect that some of these results may come as a surprise — notably how well Ratchet and Clank perform on a solid-state drive that has many Sony requirements — but based on a small sample, the evidence suggests you can get away with buying an out-of-spec drive and Save some money…at least here and now.”
“Player. Introvert. Problem solver. Creator. Thinker. Lifetime food evangelist. Alcohol advocate.”