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Follow this guide to upgrade the expandable storage in a PlayStation 5.

Note: The PlayStation 5 only supports the expandable drive for those beta testing the latest software. It has not been enabled for anyone outside of the beta.

Before starting this guide, make sure that your M. 2 blade SSD is compatible with Sony’s specifications. The SSD blade seen in the photos is not suitable for the expandable storage slot in the PlayStation 5.

Before you begin, completely power down and unplug all cables from your console. Remember to follow general electrostatic discharge (ESD) safety procedures while repairing the console.

  1. If your PlayStation 5 is in its vertical orientation, flip it upside down so the stand is facing up.
    • If your PlayStation 5 is in its vertical orientation, flip it upside down so the stand is facing up.

    • If your PlayStation 5 is in its horizontal orientation, skip to Step 6.

    • Work on a flat surface to prevent your PlayStation from falling over.

    • Use a coin or a flathead screwdriver to remove the 26.5 mm-long stand screw.

  2. Lift straight up to remove the stand. Lift straight up to remove the stand.
    • Lift straight up to remove the stand.

  3. Insert the screw into the cubby on the bottom of the stand. Insert the screw into the cubby on the bottom of the stand.
    • Insert the screw into the cubby on the bottom of the stand.

  4. Use a pair of tweezers or your fingernail to remove the cap from the cubby. Use your finger to press the cap into the screw hole. Use your finger to press the cap into the screw hole.
    • Use a pair of tweezers or your fingernail to remove the cap from the cubby.

    • Use your finger to press the cap into the screw hole.

  5. Twist the stand counterclockwise to close the cubby. Twist the stand counterclockwise to close the cubby. Twist the stand counterclockwise to close the cubby.
    • Twist the stand counterclockwise to close the cubby.

  6. If your PlayStation 5 is in its horizontal orientation, rest it on its face with the charing port facing up. Lift the stand straight up to remove it.
    • If your PlayStation 5 is in its horizontal orientation, rest it on its face with the charing port facing up.

    • Lift the stand straight up to remove it.

  7. Lift up the corner of the panel with the PlayStation logo to unclip it from the case. While lifting up the corner, slide the panel towards the bottom of the device. Remove the outer panel.
    • Lift up the corner of the panel with the PlayStation logo to unclip it from the case.

    • While lifting up the corner, slide the panel towards the bottom of the device.

    • Remove the outer panel.

  8. Use a Phillips screwdriver to remove the 17 mm-long SSD cover screw.
    • Use a Phillips screwdriver to remove the 17 mm-long SSD cover screw.

  9. Use your finger to slide the SSD cover towards the top of the device to unclip it from the case. Remove the SSD cover. Remove the SSD cover.
    • Use your finger to slide the SSD cover towards the top of the device to unclip it from the case.

    • Remove the SSD cover.

  10. Use a Phillips screwdriver to remove the 11 mm-long SSD screw.
    • Use a Phillips screwdriver to remove the 11 mm-long SSD screw.

  11. Use a pair of tweezers to lift and move the spacer to the appropriate slot for your chosen M.2 SSD. Do not attempt to install the SSD without the spacer in the proper location. Do not attempt to install the SSD without the spacer in the proper location.
    • Use a pair of tweezers to lift and move the spacer to the appropriate slot for your chosen M.2 SSD.

    • Do not attempt to install the SSD without the spacer in the proper location.

  12. Insert your SSD at a shallow angle into the M.2 socket. Both the SSD and M.2 socket are keyed.
    • Insert your SSD at a shallow angle into the M.2 socket.

    • Both the SSD and M.2 socket are keyed.

    • It is normal for the SSD to rest at an angle once it has been inserted into the M.2 socket.

  13. Use your finger to press the SSD down until the end sits atop the spacer. With the SSD on the spacer, insert the SSD screw through the spacer and screw it into place, securing the end of the SSD. With the SSD on the spacer, insert the SSD screw through the spacer and screw it into place, securing the end of the SSD.
    • Use your finger to press the SSD down until the end sits atop the spacer.

    • With the SSD on the spacer, insert the SSD screw through the spacer and screw it into place, securing the end of the SSD.

  14. Use a Phillips screwdriver to tighten the 11 mm-long screw to the end of the SSD.
    • Use a Phillips screwdriver to tighten the 11 mm-long screw to the end of the SSD.

    • Do not overtighten this screw. Doing so may damage the SSD.

Sonuç

To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order.

Take your e-waste to an R2 or e-Stewards certified recycler.
Repair didn’t go as planned? Try some basic troubleshooting, or ask our PlayStation 5 Answers community for help.

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