No doubt Sony PlayStation 5 will be running on a Solid State Drive (SSD) as we have already got its confirmation. However, just recently when we got another hint around the use of SSD a tipster spotted the same at the Samsung SSD Forum held this month.
The Senior Managing Director at Samsung, Han Jinman, presented a series of next-generation Samsung SSDs, its lineup of non-volatile memory that will be integrated into consumer gaming consoles and gaming PCs from 2020. It is to be noted that Han didn’t specifically name as consoles. But we do know that he hinted towards Sony PlayStation 5 after a next slide rolled in.
Sony PlayStation 5 to use NVMe SSD
According to GamesRadar, the next slide showcased DualShock 4 which gives an imminent clue about the association. Furthermore, the slide also compared three types of memories i.e. a hard drive, an SSD, and finally, an NVMe SSD. According to the South Korean giant, hard drive take over 49 seconds for a system boot where SSD takes only 29 seconds. On the flip side, the highly-optimized NVMe SSD would take half the time consumed by SSD although the company shied away from hinting a duration on it.
Per a PS5 gameplay demonstration, the upcoming console managed to pull off Marvel’s Spider-Man with a loading time of just 8.10 seconds on PS4 Pro while it took only 0.8 seconds to load on PS5 thanks to the integration of next-gen SSD that allows faster file access speeds and lowers load time accordingly.
There are speculations around Sony PlayStation 5 release date that could officially launch on November 26 to mark Sony’s 25th anniversary of releasing PlayStation consoles although the date might change. PS5 will also compete against Xbox Scarlett using a similar SSD technology so that will be fun to see once we receive the performance charts and Geekbench scores. [ Read about the Sony PlayStation 5 Vs Microsoft Xbox Scarlett ]