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    PlayStation 4 Hard Drives recommendation and understandment.

    I'll probably just switch the hard drive soon but I wanted to know. There won't be a hardware failure once I switch it? Also, there's a thread here about the guy who used a SATA cable and was able to get 6TB capacity. I want to be clarified on that. How does that exactly work? I know that the PS4 doesn't support External Hard Drives. If they did, it wouldn't be a problem just buying one and directly connected without having to switch the original hard drive? It'd be some sort of memory card I presume if that's the case.

    Now, at this moment. What is the recommended hard drive for the PS4 and why? I do understand about the capacity and the way how its able to make the console more fluid like with its speed.

    I apologized if asked too much. I just want to be comfortable with plenty of space and be ready for the games I want next year.

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    I'm thinking about doing the same thing

    Don't forget to back-up your data before you do it though!
    https://support.us.playstation.com/a...pgrade-ps4-hdd

    Recommendations of Hard Drives would indeed be nice. Also, would it be a huge improvement of speed to use a SSD instead of a regular HDD?

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    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...=ATVPDKIKX0DER

    Thats the drive I am looking at and it is known to work.

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    Nevermind about that SSD question, way too expensive...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yuuichi View Post
    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...=ATVPDKIKX0DER

    Thats the drive I am looking at and it is known to work.
    I really want a HD like that but what I want to do is wait until a 2TB is available. If I'm upgrading, I want to go big.

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    I wouldn't mind taking a 2TB. How do I get more memory capacity though? I don't plan on downloading too many games but I don't plan to be deleting my installations.

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    PlayStation 4 Hard Drives recommendation and understandment.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yuuichi View Post
    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...=ATVPDKIKX0DER

    Thats the drive I am looking at and it is known to work.
    I put this one in my ps4 and it's great. I'm holding out for a 2TB for my son's system after I see what works.

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    I got the 1TB SSHD and it works great. I hope it will be enough for this gen.

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    I too have the 1TB SSHD drive and it works great, I have definitely noticed an improved load time on the stuff I frequently use! I will look to upgrade once again if they come out with a 2TB SSHD with more than 8GB of solid state storage...

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    I though PS4 drive was SSD. Guess that's wrong though, i thought it was too fast for a regular HDD. I'f i need to upgrade it'll be SSD for sure but yes, they are a bit pricey but definatly

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    Quote Originally Posted by MajorCynik_ View Post
    I though PS4 drive was SSD. Guess that's wrong though, i thought it was too fast for a regular HDD. I'f i need to upgrade it'll be SSD for sure but yes, they are a bit pricey but definatly
    Nope, it is just a standard 500GB @ 5400RPM, below is a video kind of comparing 4 different hard drives in the PS4, the SSHD is just below the SSD in the speed test (most of the time), I think the SSHD is the best bang for the buck!


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    I am using a 3TB 7200rpm 3.5" desktop hdd with my PS4. It works great with no issues. The external hard drive bay looks nice and it also eliminates that much heat inside the PS4.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vaas View Post
    Nevermind about that SSD question, way too expensive...
    So they are, just took a look at some 1TB SSD's... Some just as expensive as the console itself lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by MajorCynik_ View Post
    So they are, just took a look at some 1TB SSD's... Some just as expensive as the console itself lol
    I know they are still pricey, but they have dropped in price over the last year! This same time last year you would expect to pay about $1 per GB, now it is down to $0.40-0.50 per GB which is pretty nice!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MonkeyClaw View Post
    I know they are still pricey, but they have dropped in price over the last year! This same time last year you would expect to pay about $1 per GB, now it is down to $0.40-0.50 per GB which is pretty nice!
    Hopefully that will drop a little bit more. I'm not looking to upgrade anytime soon so maybe see where things are later next year. Other than capacity AFAIK it doesn't really do anything for actually gaming as such, just the amount of games etc that you can store on the HDD.

    edit: OK so after watching that little video MonkeyClaw posted i can see there's a marginal decrease in loading times but we are only talking about a few seconds.

    Nice luxury if you can afford it.

    Another point, SSD's, don't they have a significantly higher reliability than the HDD's? If only in terms of the lack of moving parts I would say that's another plus for them.

    Interested what the Hybrid drive is all about, part HDD and part SSD!?! Not heard of them before, sounds like a strange thing.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hybrid_drive

    but that clears it up a little. Actually i quite like the sound of that. Using some SSD storage for the more frequently accessed data and the HDD part for data less frequently accessed. Grand idea!
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    The 2TB Seagate / Sammy drive is actually performing quite admirably for me.
    I haven't benched it, not going to.

    The SSD 1TB I installed for my neighbor's 16 year old's birthday was rockin though.
    Absolute speed demon.

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    I wouldn't bother with the Hybrid drives on a PS4, just get a standard 7200rpm drive they are at worst 3 seconds slower.
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    Quote Originally Posted by keefy View Post
    I wouldn't bother with the Hybrid drives on a PS4, just get a standard 7200rpm drive they are just as fast.
    The hybrid should reduce heat in the system though, which should help longevity.
    You are correct performance wise in most cases though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lethal View Post
    I am using a 3TB 7200rpm 3.5" desktop hdd with my PS4. It works great with no issues. The external hard drive bay looks nice and it also eliminates that much heat inside the PS4.

    So, external hard dives actually work? If I buy one of that, I could just connect and go, right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by John Willaford View Post
    The hybrid should reduce heat in the system though, which should help longevity.
    You are correct performance wise in most cases though.
    I wouldnt worry too much about heat as long as the console is kept well ventilated that is.


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    Quote Originally Posted by robvandam111 View Post
    So, external hard dives actually work? If I buy one of that, I could just connect and go, right?
    They work, but you have to open it up and run a Sata cable from the hdd to the PS4. A male/female sata extension cable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by keefy View Post
    I wouldn't bother with the Hybrid drives on a PS4, just get a standard 7200rpm drive they are at worst 3 seconds slower.
    Yeah I am looking at this now

    http://www.amazon.com/Western-Digita...defined&sr=1-2

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    I always worry about increases in heat above default tolerances.
    I never know where Customer X is going to put their system.

    For myself, maybe because I know not to put it in a narrow slot with no air flow, probably would be okay.

    The 2TB M9T is in mine though, enjoying life.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lethal View Post
    They work, but you have to open it up and run a Sata cable from the hdd to the PS4. A male/female sata extension cable.
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