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Poll: *The Official PlayStation 5 (PS5) Thread*

Discussion in 'Console Games & Hardware' started by BMox81, 16 Apr 2019.

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Which PS5 Version will you likely buy?

  1. Digital Only Version

    156 vote(s)
    16.3%
  2. UHD Optical Version

    583 vote(s)
    61.0%
  3. Unlikely to buy either

    216 vote(s)
    22.6%
  1. dannywaugh1

    Hitman

    Joined: 21 Jul 2007

    Posts: 982

    Location: Newcastle upon tyne

    Brilliant thank for the update
     
  2. Plainsong

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 5 May 2008

    Posts: 8,485

    Location: Chester

    Metro Exodus £8.74 in the latest sale if you have PS+.
     
  3. ic1male

    Caporegime

    Joined: 28 Oct 2003

    Posts: 29,415

    Location: Westchestershire

    How do these heat sinks fit on to the SSDs? Do you have to faff about with thermal paste like you do with CPUs?
     
  4. hyperseven

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 1 May 2013

    Posts: 8,258

    Location: M28

    usually come with a pre-applied thermal pad or a pad you have to apply and some sort of attachment to help adhesion such as bands or clips.
     
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  5. Boomstick777

    Capodecina

    Joined: 2 Jan 2012

    Posts: 11,700

    Location: UK.

    Mine had a thermal pad and metal clips or rubber bands to keep it together, the metal clips are the better option imho. No danger of snapping over time.

    My drive clocked in at 6548.262 MB/s

    In a few years hopefully prices come down and a 4TB won't be crazily priced.

    [​IMG]
     
  6. Plainsong

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 5 May 2008

    Posts: 8,485

    Location: Chester

    Hovering over a 1TB SN850 plus a heatsink. Hmm I don't think I need one but I want one anyway!
     
  7. Van Diemen

    Mobster

    Joined: 8 Jan 2007

    Posts: 2,527

    Location: London & Dubai

    Installed a 2TB Sabrent Rocket 4, the slower version (5000 MB/s read).

    PS5 rates it @ 5663 MB/s.
    Seems to be working well (for now). Will prob upgrade to a 4TB in spec SSD later on
     
  8. Plainsong

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 5 May 2008

    Posts: 8,485

    Location: Chester

    Black 3D Pulse headset coming next month.

     
  9. MOOGLEYS

    Capodecina

    Joined: 24 Dec 2004

    Posts: 18,172

    Location: Telford

    Black everything except the console…..lol
     
  10. Plainsong

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 5 May 2008

    Posts: 8,485

    Location: Chester

    Black side plates next then :)
     
  11. Witcher1980

    Hitman

    Joined: 23 Feb 2017

    Posts: 955

    Location: Westleton

    Nothing plasti dip spray won't solve.
     
  12. chrcoluk

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 27 Feb 2015

    Posts: 8,390

    In my pc which is a define R4 case, my nvme which isnt even one of these new super duper pcie4 ones (970 ev0), was idling in the 60s, and hitting mid 70s just from moderate load. Since I added a fan blowing in from side of case directly in its path, i dropped 20 or so degrees.

    So I am not sure why there has always been assumptions in a PC no heatsink is needed, to me its the drive manufacturers cheaping out.

    To me its absolutely no surprise this has come to light in a ps5 where the airflow would be even worse.
     
  13. Andybtsn

    Don

    Joined: 23 Oct 2005

    Posts: 42,172

    Location: North Yorkshire

    I'm one of those people that deletes a game the minute I'm done with it so a M.2 500gb drive is more than sufficient for me as an upgrade. What are the prices looking for one of these? I've deleted COD so blessed with space at the moment.
     
  14. arcon33

    Hitman

    Joined: 20 Jan 2011

    Posts: 771

    Location: Wigan

    Finally managed to get a pre order in for a ps5! had a look online at game in the morning and as expected the site crashed, I was out shopping and popped into game for a browse and out of interest asked would they have any stock and to my surprise they said yes they are getting a delivery this Friday (no digital ones only the disk) so I thought sod it I'm having one I've waited nearly a year with no luck
     
  15. TheVoice

    Capodecina

    Joined: 15 Aug 2005

    Posts: 21,978

    Location: Glasgow

    Lots of motherboards come with built-in heatsinks for the M.2 slots. Plenty of SSDs on the market have the option to include a heatsink, there's really no need for them to come with one as standard, it would just push prices up needlessly.
     
  16. Plainsong

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 5 May 2008

    Posts: 8,485

    Location: Chester

    I was looking at them earlier and the SN850 is around £90 for 500GB. I think I'm with you play it delete it so an extra 500 should be plenty for me too.
     
  17. TheVoice

    Capodecina

    Joined: 15 Aug 2005

    Posts: 21,978

    Location: Glasgow

    To be fair they don't just recommend one, they require it:
    https://www.playstation.com/en-gb/support/hardware/ps5-install-m2-ssd/

    I'm curious to see more testing done of that Sabrent one posted earlier that replaces the bay cover, could be a great solution if executed properly.
     
  18. stoofa

    Capodecina

    Joined: 4 Mar 2003

    Posts: 12,229

    Location: Chatteris

    Well that was as painless as expected - Aorus Gen4 7000s 2TB installed - PS5 reporting speed of 6557.339 MB/s
     
  19. Kirkyl85

    Associate

    Joined: 19 Sep 2020

    Posts: 69

    Location: Manchester

    Got a PS5 arriving in the next few days. Will look at getting a 1-2tb M.2 before end of the year.

    Excite!
     
  20. MOOGLEYS

    Capodecina

    Joined: 24 Dec 2004

    Posts: 18,172

    Location: Telford

    Had a couple of crashes to dash with this new firmware. Twice in HZD and once loading WRC 10 both on the M.2 drive…