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PS4 hard drive question. - Saturday, October 26, 2013 9:17 AM ( #1 )
I want to put a bigger drive in my PS4 and I want to make sure I get the correct one. Will this one work?

http://www.amazon.com/Seagate-Momentus-2-5-Inch-Internal-Notebook/dp/B007PG25UU/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1382796434&sr=8-3&keywords=SATA+based+2.5+inch+laptop+HDDs
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Re:PS4 hard drive question. - Saturday, October 26, 2013 9:34 AM ( #2 )
It depends, no one knows anything about how you take apart the console, and I'm pretty sure you'll be able to upgrade the HDD.
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Re:PS4 hard drive question. - Saturday, October 26, 2013 9:42 AM ( #3 )
You can Skittles. 

General consensus has always seemed to be the WD drives were better for replacing. For a 1TB, I would spend the extra 30 cents and get this:
http://www.amazon.com/WD-Blue-Mobile-Hard-Drive/dp/B005DVJJWQ
I used a WD on my PS3 and it works perfectly, got it at Xmas 4/5 years ago and had no problems. 

Look at the reviews, a lot of them are about putting it in a PS3. 

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Re:PS4 hard drive question. - Saturday, October 26, 2013 9:50 AM ( #4 )
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You can Skittles. 

General consensus has always seemed to be the WD drives were better for replacing. For a 1TB, I would spend the extra 30 cents and get this:
http://www.amazon.com/WD-Blue-Mobile-Hard-Drive/dp/B005DVJJWQ
I used a WD on my PS3 and it works perfectly, got it at Xmas 4/5 years ago and had no problems. 

Look at the reviews, a lot of them are about putting it in a PS3. 



Oh I knew you could, but I meant I thought it was confirmed by Shu that you could upgrade the PS4 as well.
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Re:PS4 hard drive question. - Saturday, October 26, 2013 10:00 AM ( #5 )
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Emilio_Estevez


You can Skittles. 

General consensus has always seemed to be the WD drives were better for replacing. For a 1TB, I would spend the extra 30 cents and get this:
http://www.amazon.com/WD-Blue-Mobile-Hard-Drive/dp/B005DVJJWQ
I used a WD on my PS3 and it works perfectly, got it at Xmas 4/5 years ago and had no problems. 

Look at the reviews, a lot of them are about putting it in a PS3. 



Oh I knew you could, but I meant I thought it was confirmed by Shu that you could upgrade the PS4 as well.
 


Looks to be pretty simple again, 1 site already did a small dissembling. 



It will require the torx screwdriver, just like last time. 


http://oyster.ignimgs.com...540fd678e1-610x343.jpg
http://www.computerbild.de/artikel/cbs-News-Playstation-4-7712087.html

I'm sure we'll have more tear downs and instructions as we get closer to launch.


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Re:PS4 hard drive question. - Sunday, October 27, 2013 1:37 AM ( #6 )
That one should work, I was going to get one similar than that, I really wanted to find a 2 TB one just so I could make sure it would hold everything this gen but the only 2 TB drives I'm finding are 15mm high which is too large. If anyone finds a 2 TB that will actually fit in a laptop/ps3 they should pm me asap 


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Re:PS4 hard drive question. - Monday, October 28, 2013 4:07 PM ( #7 )
My question is do you kno if the PS4 OS will be embedded in the ps4. or will u have to download it to a flash drive or something. pretty much day one i want to install a larger hard-drive beside the torx screwdriver will i need anything else.
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Re:PS4 hard drive question. - Monday, October 28, 2013 4:23 PM ( #8 )
  Anyone know how big the stock HD is?
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Re:PS4 hard drive question. - Monday, October 28, 2013 4:40 PM ( #9 )
thorstein
Anyone know how big the stock HD is?
Pretty sure it's 500 gbs.
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Re:PS4 hard drive question. - Wednesday, October 30, 2013 8:17 PM ( #10 )
We'll now we can't use external drives for the PS4! I need more info about the internal hard drive.
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Re:PS4 hard drive question. - Wednesday, October 30, 2013 9:26 PM ( #11 )
  I never thought we would be able to use an external HD.
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Re:PS4 hard drive question. - Wednesday, October 30, 2013 9:31 PM ( #12 )
Will users be able to replace PS4’s stock 500GB hard drive? What hard drive sizes are supported? PS4 owners will be able to replace PS4’s standard hard drive. PS4’s hard drive is used to store downloaded game and video content, game save files, gameplay movies and images, and more. What type of hard drive does PS4 use? PS4 is equipped with a 5400 RPM SATA II hard drive. Users can choose to install a new hard drive so long as it complies with these standards, is no thicker than 9.5mm, and is larger than 160GB.
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Re:PS4 hard drive question. - Thursday, October 31, 2013 10:13 AM ( #13 )
i see some people are downloading the PS4 system update. (1.50) onto a thumb-drive. do anyone kno where you download it at?
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Re:PS4 hard drive question. - Friday, November 01, 2013 11:17 AM ( #14 )
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i see some people are downloading the PS4 system update. (1.50) onto a thumb-drive. do anyone kno where you download it at?

Probably Sony's blogsite. Like every other update for the past 5 years?
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Re:PS4 hard drive question. - Friday, November 01, 2013 11:54 AM ( #15 )
Thanks for posting this!  It is a tad cheaper than I was initially expecting, I won't upgrade my HDD right away but perhaps in half a year I will and hopefully it will be even cheaper then.  I shall bookmark this one for now, though.  Cheers!
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You can Skittles. 

General consensus has always seemed to be the WD drives were better for replacing. For a 1TB, I would spend the extra 30 cents and get this:

I used a WD on my PS3 and it works perfectly, got it at Xmas 4/5 years ago and had no problems. 

Look at the reviews, a lot of them are about putting it in a PS3. 


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Re:PS4 hard drive question. - Friday, November 01, 2013 12:03 PM ( #16 )
I think I will go with a solid state drive if I replace it, well actually i will replace it, are those still crazy expensive. I think one of the mistakes i made was going with a 5400 rpm rather than a 7200 rpm hard drive due to my fears with overheating. But dammit, i think I would like the increase in read speed now with GTA5. Oh well, not till net year do I gotta worry about this though.


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Re:PS4 hard drive question. - Friday, November 01, 2013 12:07 PM ( #17 )
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I think I will go with a solid state drive if I replace it, well actually i will replace it, are those still crazy expensive. I think one of the mistakes i made was going with a 5400 rpm rather than a 7200 rpm hard drive due to my fears with overheating. But dammit, i think I would like the increase in read speed now with GTA5. Oh well, not till net year do I gotta worry about this though.
 




Mind if I ask why you'd go with a Solid State Drive in this case? Seems unnecessary as you won't benefit from it at all.


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Re:PS4 hard drive question. - Friday, November 01, 2013 12:11 PM ( #18 )
SSD is of no use for a couple of reasons:

On PS3 tests showed that while going 7200rpm made a slight improvement over 5400rpm, SSD however didn't do a lot more. System processes probably weren't fast enough to cope with the speed or something.

On PS4 its even more overkill, as installing/caching games is done in the background. Hell you can even play a game while its downloading/installing. So a more speedy drive is of no use, as you don't wait anymore for installation like you did on PS3.
Aside from the fact that SSD's of for example 256GB is still very expensive and half the original PS4 drive in size. 1TB SSD drives? Those cost a fortune.


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Re:PS4 hard drive question. - Friday, November 01, 2013 12:16 PM ( #19 )
yeah looks like they're pretty expensive.. argh.


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Re:PS4 hard drive question. - Friday, November 01, 2013 12:26 PM ( #20 )
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SSD is of no use for a couple of reasons:

On PS3 tests showed that while going 7200rpm made a slight improvement over 5400rpm, SSD however didn't do a lot more. System processes probably weren't fast enough to cope with the speed or something.

On PS4 its even more overkill, as installing/caching games is done in the background. Hell you can even play a game while its downloading/installing. So a more speedy drive is of no use, as you don't wait anymore for installation like you did on PS3.
Aside from the fact that SSD's of for example 256GB is still very expensive and half the original PS4 drive in size. 1TB SSD drives? Those cost a fortune.

Not only are the sizes too small but they're not meant for games in the first place. Stuff like programs and OS benefit significantly, everything else, not enough to warrant the price.
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