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PS5 External SSD Testing: SATA vs NVMe vs Hard Drive - Back-Compat Titles + Read/Write Speed Tests!

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What's the best way to expand your PlayStation 5 with external storage? Can you retain the loading speeds of PS4 games running on the internal SSD? Is there any advantage to choosing a more expensive NVMe drive over a SATA model? How long does it take to transfer data to and from each drive? Tom Morgan did all of the testing for this one and Rich presents - and there are results both expected and unexpected...

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