PS5 games cannot be stored on USB drive

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Sony Corp. this week said PlayStation 5 titles cannot be stored on an external USB drive.

The company PS5 game titles must be stored on the internal SSD drive. It added that it may allow owners to store PS5 games on a USB drive in the future.

Finally, M.2 SSD storage upgrade functionality will be added as part of a system software update after launch.

The PS5 will include an eight-core AMD Ryzen CPU based on the 7nm Zen 2 architecture at 3.5Ghz variable frequency. The custom Radeon GPU will include 36 compute units at 2.23Ghz for 10.28 TFLOPs capability, 8K graphics support, and ray-tracing to model the travel of light against 3D models.

In addition, the new chipset will include 3D audio to better represent sound from various directions.

The hardware will include 16GB GDDR6 RAM. Memory bandwidth will total 448GB per second.

The PS5 will be sold Nov. 12.


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