Can I Format My Samsung SSD T7 1TB for PS5, and How?

I have a Samsung SSD T7 1TB that I use to store pictures. However, I want to reformat it on my PC to work with PS5. Can I do this and how? Hope you can give me some detailed instructions.

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Roxanne· Answered on Apr 19, 2024

The PS5 console only has 678GB available space, which requires an alternative storage device for more game installations and upgrades. SSD is a great choice for excellent overall performance and reasonable price. However, you should format SSD to exFAT or FAT32 before using it as the external storage device of the PS5.

This article will guide you on how to format the SSD on either computer or PS5 console in detail. Back up your value files and data before proceeding with the format operation.

Format SSD for PS5 on Computer

The fastest and easiest way of formatting an SSD for PS5 is to apply the free disk management software - EaseUS Partition Master. This tool enables users to format their HDD or SSD to various file systems, including FAT32, NTFS, and exFAT. Download and make your SSD ready for the PS5:

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Here are the straightforward instructions on how to do it:

Step 1. Access EaseUS Partition Master, right-click the partition on your target SSD and select the "Format" option.

Step 2. Give the chosen partition a new partition label, file system (FAT32 or exFAT), and cluster size before clicking "OK." ( In the Warning box, click "Yes" to confirm.)

Step 3. To examine the changes, click the "Execute 1 Task(s)" button in the top-left corner. Then, click "Apply" to begin formatting your external hard disk, USB drive, or SD card.

Format SSD for PS5 on Console

You can also try to format your SSD on the PlayStation settings. Follow the quick steps below:

Step 1. Connect the SSD to your PS5 console with the right cable.

Step 2. Navigate to "Settings" and then "Storage."

Step 3. Choose "USB Extended Storage" > "Format as USB Extended Storage" and wait patiently till the process ends. 

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