Getting the Most Out of Your PS5 Storage: Effective Space Management Tips

Hello, gaming enthusiasts! With the PlayStation 5’s (PS5) robust game library, managing storage space can become quite a challenging task.

Recently, there’s been a lot of chatter about this issue, and I’ve noticed it’s a trending topic among readers.

So, let’s dive right in and I’ll provide you with some effective strategies to help you manage your PS5 storage efficiently.

1. Understanding PS5 Storage

The PS5 comes with an 825GB SSD, but not all of that space is usable for games and apps. The system software takes up some room, leaving about 667GB free for your use.

If you find yourself running out of space quickly (like me!), you’re not alone. Many gamers are in the same boat.

2. Delete Unused Games and Apps

This might sound like a no-brainer, but it’s easy to forget about games or apps you haven’t used in a while.

Go to ‘Settings’ > ‘Storage’ > ‘Games and Apps’ to see what’s taking up space. If you spot any game or app you no longer play, consider deleting it.

Remember, you can always reinstall them later without losing any saved progress.

3. Transfer PS4 Games to External Storage

If you’re playing PS4 games on your PS5, consider investing in an external HDD or SSD. PS4 games can be played directly from external storage, freeing up valuable space on your PS5’s SSD.

Simply go to ‘Settings’ > ‘Storage’ > ‘Games and Apps’ > ‘Move PS4 Content’ to transfer your games.

4. Optimize Game Installations

Some games, particularly larger ones, offer the option to customize the installation. For example, you can choose to install only the multiplayer mode of a game if that’s all you play (such as Call of Duty Warzone), saving a significant amount of space.

5. Expand Your Storage with a Compatible SSD

Sony has now enabled the PS5’s SSD expansion slot, allowing you to increase your console’s storage. However, this requires a compatible NVMe SSD that meets Sony’s requirements.

Before you buy, make sure the SSD is compatible and follow the official Sony guide to install the SSD safely.

And there you have it! These tips should help you manage your PS5 storage more effectively. Remember, managing game storage is about striking a balance between having your favorite games readily accessible and keeping your system running smoothly.

Have you found any other effective ways to manage your PS5 storage?

Be sure to check out another article I recently published outlining quick ways to speed up your PS5 download speeds here on

Please note: This post has been carefully checked for accuracy, but technology updates can occur rapidly. Always refer to the official PlayStation support for the most recent information.

(Edit: This post will be updated as Sony releases new storage solutions or if new methods of managing storage become popular.)

Enjoy space-free gaming, friends!

John Hammer

Hi i'm John Hammer, Founder and Author of Gizbuyer Guide. Ever since the original Xbox, PlayStation, and iPhone I've purchased and worked on all kinds of consumer tech products, gaming gadgets and operating system softwares. To this day my curiosity has never left, and my aim is to guide and share my knowledge on technology as I continue to experience the latest of the consumer electronics industry.

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