One of the requirements of using an expansion SSD on the PS5 is that it needs to have an SSD. Many SSDs do not come with heatsinks out of the box and you need to buy them separately. No worries, in this article, we are going to go over the best heatsinks that you can buy for PS5 SSDs in 2021.
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Best PS5 SSD Heatsinks 2021
The following are the heatsinks that we recommend for the PS5 SSDs:
This is not quite a flashy heatsink in terms of design. You will not be able to see it inside the PS5 so the design is not going to matter much. It allows for greater heat dissipation and keeps your SSD cool and avoiding thermal throttling.
- Provides good cooling for its price
A low-profile heatsink may not be all that attractive to people looking for higher quality thermal performance but you do not have a lot of room to work with inside the PS5. That being said, this cooler is pretty decent in its price range and provides good cooling.
- Performs well
- Comes with plenty of screws
This one is a bit on the bulky side as compared to other options here but it does work with the PS5. It supports single or double-sided M.2 2280 SSDs and is pretty easy to install. There are screws, so you do not have to heal with rubber bands or other mounting mechanisms.
The heatsink looks really good. Too bad that you will not be able to see it once it is installed inside your PS5.
- Allumunium allloy heatsink
- Impressive cooling
- Easy installation
This is a generic heatsink that comes with a silicone thermal pad. The product is easy to install and works with popular M.2 SSDs such as the Samsung 850 EVO, 860 EVO, 960 EVO, and 970 EVO. This is a universal one-size-fits-all solution so it will work with other M.2 SSD brands and is not exclusive to Samsung.
The slim design and low-profile nature ensure and compatibility and clearance is not going to be an issue which is important if you are planning on installing a heatsink on your SSD for the PS5.
- Excellent thermal performance
- Simple installation process
Here is another super-slim heatsink that you can get for your SSD if it did not come with one out of the box or you need to replace it with something more low-profile. The product is easy to install and works with popular M.2 SSDs such as the Samsung 850 EVO, 860 EVO, 960 EVO, and 970 EVO. The installation for this one is pretty simple but not the best.
This would be the last option that we would recommend and hence it place at the end of our list. Only get this if nothing else is working for you.
Here are some after-party heatsinks that we can recommend for the PS5 SSD if yours did not come with one. You can also check out our article on the best SSDs that we recommend for the PS5.