SamMobile has affiliate and sponsored partnerships. If you buy something through one of these links, we may earn a commission. Learn more.

Samsung’s 980 PRO SSD will soon get a heatsink upgrade for the PS5

General
By 

Last updated: September 17th, 2021 at 17:09 UTC+02:00

The Sony PlayStation 5 (PS5) console got a firmware update that enabled the M.2 SSD expansion slot earlier this week, and the Samsung 980 PRO SSD is without a doubt one of the best choices on the market for PS5 owners looking to expand their storage. There’s but one issue, namely the fact that the 980 PRO doesn’t have a heatsink. Fortunately, Samsung will address this shortcoming before the end of the year.

The 980 PRO SSD doesn’t have a heatsink because it technically doesn’t require one. But since the PS5 console doesn’t have as much airflow as a regular PC, it requires the use of a heatsink when installing an M.2 SSD. This is true regardless of the SSD’s brand. It’s a requirement of the PS5 itself and not a limitation of the 980 PRO.

Third-party heatsinks already exist for all sorts of SSD models, but regardless, Samsung is taking matters into its own hands. It will reportedly make it easier for PS5 users to upgrade their storage by releasing a heatsink for the 980 PRO later this year. Pricing and availability details are unknown, and it’s not entirely clear if the heatsink will be sold only as a separate item or if the 980 PRO will be re-released bundled with the heatsink later this year.

The 980 PRO SSD is powerful enough to surpass the PS5’s bandwidth, and it’s available in four storage configurations. Samsung is presently selling it at a discount.

General 980 PROSony
Load 2 comments

You might also like

Samsung’s QD-OLED panel bags top honors in ultimate TV shootout

In this year’s TV shootout conducted by Value Electronics (via TechRadar) just outside of New York City, the Sony XR-A95K won the best 4K TV award. This award was bestowed upon Sony by a panel of TV testing experts, and they deduced that the Sony XR-A95K is the best among the rest of the competing 4K TVs. […]

  • By Sagar Naresh
  • 2 weeks ago

Samsung-made PlayStation VR2 OLED display is miles better

Samsung Display is reportedly supplying OLED panels for Sony’s upcoming PlayStation VR2 (virtual reality) headset, just like it did for the original PSVR. Sony now spilled the beans on its PS VR2 system in an “early look” blog post and revealed more details on the OLED panel that enables the virtual reality experience. The PS […]

  • By Mihai Matei
  • 3 weeks ago

SamMobile Podcast Episode 13: A new rugged Galaxy phone enters the arena

SamMobile Podcast Episode 13 is live, and for a change, this week’s topics don’t revolve around Samsung’s upcoming foldable phones or One UI 5 update. Instead, our YouTube host Benjamin expands upon Samsung’s new rugged phone, Sony’s surprising 1-inch mobile camera sensor, and ARM’s latest Cortex cores. After a string of leaks, Samsung finally unveiled […]

  • By Mihai Matei
  • 2 months ago

New video is out! What do the Sony IMX989 and ARM Cortex-X3 mean for Samsung?

Samsung is facing some serious competition from Sony in the smartphone camera segment, and ARM unveiled its next-generation CPU and GPU cores for 2023 Android flagships. It’s been a busy week, and these were the two topics we decided to expand upon in our new video, which as always, you can check out below or […]

  • By Mihai Matei
  • 2 months ago

Sony trumps Samsung, launches first 1-inch camera sensor for phones

While Samsung has been the first brand to cross 100MP and 200MP barriers in the smartphone camera segment, Sony has trumped its South Korean rival by developing a 1-inch sensor. The Japanese firm will be the first to launch a 1-inch smartphone camera sensor, the IMX989. The Sony IMX989 1-inch camera sensor will debut with […]

  • By Asif Iqbal Shaik
  • 2 months ago

Sony could join the megapixel race with 100MP sensors to compete with Samsung

It has been almost three years since Samsung launched its first 108MP camera sensor. Earlier this year, the company launched its first 200MP camera sensor. Now, Sony could join the megapixel race with its own 100MP smartphone camera sensors in a bid to attract more clients. It is being reported that Sony has been working on […]

  • By Asif Iqbal Shaik
  • 2 months ago