PS5 expansion: addlink launches 8TB A95 M.2 PCIe 4.0 SSD

19th September 2023
Sheryl Miles

In a leap in gaming storage, addlink introduces the AddGame A95 M.2 PCIe 4.0 8TB SSD.

Boasting speeds of up to 7,000MB/s on PCs, this SSD comes with premium heatsink, guaranteeing seamless compatibility with the PS5 and unmatched PC performance.

Enhance your gaming journey

As the gaming world advances, many titles now boast 4K resolution at 60fps, with some even reaching 120fps. This advancement has led to the average game file size exceeding 100GB. For perspective, ‘Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War’ occupies 148GB, while ‘NBA 2K23’ takes up 153GB. Considering the average game size of 100GB, a 4TB drive can hold roughly 40 titles.

In the past, PS5 enthusiasts had a limit of a 4TB SSD expansion. But thanks to Sony's latest firmware update, this has been doubled to 8TB, allowing for storage of up to 80 game titles. For those seeking the ultimate storage solution, the AddGame A95 8TB SSD stands out as the top pick, meeting the storage demands of avid gamers.

A95 SSD: meeting key PS5 requirements

For those contemplating an upgrade, it’s crucial to:

  • Update the PS5 Console FW to version (23.02- or later).
  • Choose a PCIe 4.0 NVMe SSD.
  • Ensure the SSD comes with an integrated heatsink.
  • The SSD should provide a sequential read speed of at least 5,500MB/s.
  • The SSD’s height shouldn’t exceed 11.25mm.
  • Opt for SSD capacities ranging from 250GB to 8TB.

Exceeding performance expectations

Equipped with the reliable Phison E18 PCIe 4.0 controller and 3D TLC Flash, the AddGame A95 8TB shines in the PlayStation 5 read test (FW version 23.02-, clocking in at a speed of 6,000 MB/s. This performance notably surpasses the PS5's standard requirement of 5,500 MB/s.

In PC testing, the A95 8TB SSD displays outstanding sequential read/write speeds, achieving up to 7,000MB/s and 6,000MB/s, respectively. It also boasts random read/write speeds of up to 900K/1,000K. With a Total Bytes Written (TBW) metric of 6,000TBW, the A95 8TB SSD solidifies its position as a premier choice for both Sony PS5 and PC aficionados.

Stay cool and game on

The AddGame A95 is more than just speed; it’s designed for optimal thermal management. The aluminium heatsink, paired with an efficient heat-conducting silica gel pad, enhances heat dissipation by over 30% on the PS5. With a heatsink height of 9.1mm, it perfectly fits the PS5’s internal expansion bay, letting gamers unlock the full potential of their console.

Varity in choice and assured warranty

The AddGame A95 SSD is available in capacities of 1TB, 2TB, 4TB, and 8TB. With the integration of the latest LDPC ECC, advanced wear levelling, bad block management, and over-provisioning technology, it ensures data precision and the SSD’s extended lifespan. To underscore their commitment to quality, addlink backs this product with a robust five-year limited warranty.

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