For PlayStation 5, users only have access to 667.2GB for data storage from an 875GB onboard SSD. This is one of the primary reasons why an SSD expansion is a popular option for PS5 owners. However, the performance of an SSD is decided not only by the generation and controller but the temperature. In general, SSDs running at a temperature higher than 70 Celsius degrees will negatively impact their performance and lifespan.

The PNY XLR8 SSD Cover goes a long way to addressing this issue.

PNY XLR8 SSD Cover with Integrated Heatsink is a winner of the Product Design on RedDot Award 2022. This SSD cover is specifically designed to fit PS5 and integrates an extruded aluminium heatsink which significantly drops the running temperature of the SSD by over 40%, according to PNY. Using an XLR8 Cover with your SSD expansion of PS5 will much likely help avoid thermal throttling and deliver a satisfying overall user experience for gaming.

The gear is available online at Scorptec for AU$30.00 or for AU$39.00