Game Drive PS5® NVMe™ SSD Installation Guide
Game Drive PS5® NVMe™ SSD 

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Installing Game Drive PS5® NVMe™ SSD

Step 1 - Turn off your console

Remove all cables and devices connected to your console. Wait a while for your console to cool down.

Place your console on a flat surface with a clean protective covering. Remove the base and position the console so that the logo is facing down, with the power button facing away from you.

Step 2 - Remove the console cover

Grip the bottom-right and top-left corners of the cover.

  1. Gently lift the right side of the cover.
  2. Slide the cover off to the left.

Step 3 - Remove expansion slot cover

Locate the rectangular expansion slot cover. Remove the screw, and then remove the cover.

Step 4 - Remove SSD screw

Carefully remove the SSD screw in the slot and lift up the spacer.

Move the spacer to the groove marked "80".

Step 5 - Insert Game Drive PS5 SSD

Carefully insert Game Drive PS5 NVMe SSD into the expansion connector until it is firmly seated in the slot.

 Important Make sure Game Drive PS5 NVMe SSD is inserted all the way into the expansion connector before proceeding to the next step. If Game Drive PS5 NVMe SSD is incorrectly inserted it may cause damage to the terminal and your console.

Step 6 - Fasten Game Drive PS5 SSD

Ensure that Game Drive PS5 NVMe SSD is flush with the spacer. Fasten the SSD to the spacer with the SSD screw.

Step 7 - Attach expansion slot cover

Attach the expansion slot cover and fasten the screw.

Step 8 - Replace console cover

Position the cover slightly away from the top edge of the console and slide it back into place. You'll hear a click when the cover is secured.

Step 9 - Reconnect

Reattach the base and connect the AC power cord and cables.

Turn on the power. If your Game Drive PS5 NVMe SSD has never been used on a console, you should see instructions for formatting it.