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Japanese media test: ps5 runs PS4 game, external SSD is obviously faster than internal SSD

via:3DMGame     time:2020/12/29 23:38:34     readed:617

Is the built-in SSD the fastest way to play PS4 games on the ps5? Recently, the Japanese game media PC watch has carried out a synchronous test on the built-in SSD and external SSD of the ps5 console, and the results may surprise some players.There are two kinds of external SSD, one is Intel 660p 1TB using nvme protocol, the other is Intel 540S 480gb using SATA 6gbps.

The results are as follows

Monster Hunter world: ice sheet

The ghost of Malaysia

Wild escort 2

Death stranded

The loading speed of ps5 internal SSD is slightly slower than ps5 external SSD, about 3 seconds slower than nvme SSD and 1 second slower than SATA SSD.

Why does the built-in SSD of ps5 perform better than the external SSD? PC watch thinks that the reasons may be as follows:

The PS4 game is not compatible with the custom chip of ps5, which eliminates the memory bottleneck

PS4 game is optimized for HDD environment, not for the latest generation SSD built in ps5

The internal and external storage of ps5 have different file formats, and the external format is more compatible with PS4 games

In the case of compatible running PS4 games, the internal SSD speed of ps5 may be limited to the same speed of PS4

PS4 game needs some optimization to achieve the best performance on ps5

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