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Jun 06, 2023

WD_BLACK announces the SN850P NVMe, a newer and faster SSD for PlayStation 5 consoles

WD BLACK SN850P NVMe SSD for PS5 environment

From Press Release:

Today Western Digital announced the company has expanded its line-up of officially licensed drives for PlayStation®, with the enhanced WD_BLACK SN850P NVMe for PS5 consoles 

The new drive features higher capacity and faster speeds than the previous generation, and an exclusive heatsink design featuring the PlayStation logo. Now available in up to 4TB1, gamers can quadruple their PS5® storage – offering more flexibility to store and play up to 100 games.2 Additionally, the WD_BLACK SN850P NVMe SSD for PS5 consoles offers enhanced speeds compared to the previous generation drive, so gamers can more easily keep up with today’s top titles. Notably, the all-new heatsink design was optimized specifically for the PS5® and offers easy, hassle-free installation. 

With its innovative enhancements, the officially licensed WD_BLACK SN850P NVMe SSD for PS5 consoles  provides players with peace of mind knowing that their new and favorite titles are stored on a drive that’s been certified and tested to take on the latest PS5 games.   

“Continuing to team up with Sony Interactive Entertainment to drive innovation, allows us to keep delivering on our commitment to create solutions that enhance the gaming experience for gamers,” said Susan Park, vice president, global strategic partnerships at Western Digital.  

The WD_BLACK SN850P NVMe for PS5 consoles retails in the U.S. for $149.99 MSRP (1 TB), $229.99 MSRP (2TB) and $549.99 MSRP (4TB) and is available now at the Western Digital Store. 


1TB = 1 trillion bytes. Actual user capacity may be less depending on operating environment.

2 Number of games based on a 36GB average per game. The number of games will vary based on file size, formatting, other programs, and factors.