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Farewell to old HDDs: PlayStation 5 will be equipped with a loyal SSD

After announcing that PS5 will not be released in 2019 and will be backwards compatible with the entire PlayStation 4 games library, Sony's Mark Cerny shared some information on the console's technical specifications and confirmed the abandonment of mechanical hard drives. [19659002] goodbye to old HDDs will be final and will cover all PS5 models: Sony's next-gen system will in fact mount an SSD (with dimensions that have yet to be defined) for allow faster access to game data and, consequently, to significantly reduced uploads compared to what was experienced in the titles of this console generation.

As illustrated by Cerny, the advantage in terms of performance will be evident: based on tests conducted on Marvel's Spider-Man, the Sony designer and programmer reveals that on the PlayStation 4 the loading of the Manhattan gaming area required about 15 seconds . Running the same build on a PS5 development kit, the results were incredible: loading the same game area as the Insomniac Games free roaming blockbuster required only 0.8 seconds and this without considering the fact that the test was conducted on a backward compatible title and not on a native PS5 game.

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