The PS5 seems like a solid next-gen console so far, but storage space has been an issue. Here's how to free up some space on Sony's new console.
Sony's PS5 ships with a 825GB SSD, but a good chunk of that is taken up by the system's OS. In terms of pure usable space, users only have 667GB to work with.
This has been a problem early on, especially because games aren't exactly shrinking in size. Many users are also reporting major problems when using external storage devices, which only further compounds the issue.
One way to free up some space on your new console involves turning off one of the PS5's new features. Veteran PS4 users know that Sony's previous console captured a screenshot automatically when they unlocked a trophy.
However, the PS5 has taken things a step further with the addition of video clips that accompany trophy unlocks. Obviously, these clips can accumulate and take up quite a bit a valuable storage space.
How To Turn Off "Save Trophy Videos" on PlayStation 5
In order to turn this feature off, follow these steps:
- Go to 'Settings'
- Next, head to 'Captures and Broadcasts'
- Go down to 'Trophies'
- Disable 'Save Trophy Videos'
If you want to take things a step further, you could also disable the 'Save Trophy Screenshots' option as well. It might be a good idea to turn this off until Sony enables the PS5's M.2 slot with a future update.
Some have suggested that a nice option to have in the future would be if the PS5 only captured clips based of the rarity of the trophy. This way, users could have their best moments captured, but save on space at the same time.
Until then though, check out how to speed up your downloads on PS5. To view those downloads, take a look at this guide. Additionally, if you've been having issues with the console's Rest mode, here's how to disable it.
On the topic of trophies, here's how the PS5 is making changes to its trophy system.