The major update for PlayStation 5 now lets you transfer PS5 games to USB extended storage. To play them, you will need to transfer them to the primary drive, but it’s still much faster than downloading the game again. With PS4 games, you can install and play them right from the extended storage drive. Sony recommends external drives with the “SuperSpeed USB 5 Gbps” specification; it’s just a fancy way of saying USB 3.0. There is one USB Type-C port on the front and two USB 3.0 Type-A ports on the back. There is also a Type A port on the front, but this is only USB 2.0 and not recommended for external storage. The system can only read one drive at a time, so be sure to choose a drive that is large enough that will work for you in the long run. In other news, the new Amazon EchoBuds are available for pre-order starting today, there’s a 10% discount on the Oculus Quest 2 VR headset at Best Buy, and a one-day price drop. on the inexpensive AKRacing gaming chair at Newegg. These offers and more below.
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