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Submitted by eezo 579d ago | opinion piece

PS4 Hard Drive: Tech Specs, Upgrade Advice, Performance and More

Playstation fans recently came to know about the official specification of Playstation 4 HDD via Germany Tech website "ComputerBild".

Here are few more details regarding PS4 Hard Drive: tech specs, Upgrade Advice, Performance and many more things. (PS4, Sony)

Lukas_Japonicus  +   579d ago
Some useful info there that i had no idea about, thanks. I didn't know that it would be unwise to put an SSD into the PS4, so thanks for letting me know.
elmaton98  +   579d ago
Really great info if it's support up to 1.5 terabites which I know will be fill really fast with all movies and games I download through psn.
hazardman  +   578d ago
Are we gonna be able to transfer our PS3 PSN purchases to PS4?
elmaton98  +   578d ago
Supposedly yoshida said no to a question that was asked to him and besides they haven't release any info regarding BC(backward compatibility) with the ps4.
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Lubu  +   579d ago
Glad I can start shopping for one now. Want to have it on hand so I can upgrade on day one.

"Basic PS4 HDD Info

Make: HGST
Size: 500GB
RPM: 5400
Form Factor: 2.5 inch
Upgrade Options

Type: SATA based 2.5 inch laptop HDDs
Height: Between 9mm and 12.5mm
Prices: At the time of writing, the sweet spot is 1TB or 2TB drives. There is essentially no premium on larger drives right now (meaning two 1TB drives cost about the same as a single 2TB).
NOTE: 1.5TB is currently the maximum you can fit into a PS4."
fOrlOnhOpe57  +   579d ago
Seems a decent choice of appropriate 1TB sata drives but not seen any drives bigger than that. Anyone recommend any?
NobleRed  +   578d ago
There's only one drive I know that is 1,5 TB big.
The model is HTS541515A9E630 Travelstar 5K1500.

I would recommend a Hybrid Disc Drive (SSHD). Seagate or Toshiba.
fOrlOnhOpe57  +   578d ago
@NobleRed
Thanks for that mate, I'll do a bit more digging now.
fghtrer3fb5erg  +   578d ago
I did say this before in the other article..

Performance

Higher RPM doesn't mean faster load times. Platter size (the disks that are inside the HDD) play an equally important role. Here's a quick rule of thumb to pick priority: size, RPM, cache (in that order).

5400RPM means nothing cause, the technology used in these HDDs nowadays is different than the ones in the ps3´s HDDs, and, speed sometimes can be irrevelant.
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Big-Bruizzer  +   578d ago
I'm still seeing a lot of people pointing towards getting an SSDHD. I don't know if those folks didn't read down far enough or what but I'm going to post this because I don't want people coming back and saying they weren't told before hand. Okay, so here is the end statements of that article, Get an SSD at your own risk,

"Warnings

PS4 does not appear to currently support TRIM. This means that if you install an SSD drive, it will likely die much earlier than intended.

TL;DR
The best bang for your buck HDD for performance, cooling, and size will be a 5400rpm 2TB 2.5inch HDD. If you've got extra cash, pop for a Hybrid drive but be aware these are untested right now. Avoid SSDs until the PS4 supports TRIM."
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Akuma2K  +   578d ago
Thank god for this update, i was looking to get a SSD but from this new info i'm getting a 5400rpm 2TB 2.5inch HDD next month and will have it ready to install on launch day.
tortri  +   578d ago
Uhh, the SSD info is compete BS..

It's true the ps4 doesn't officially support TRIM, but what the website failed to mention is now days SSD has garbage collection (built in trim) so it doesn't matter if ps4 supports trim or not, just leave the system on and when the ssd is idle it'll fix itself.

SSD in a PS4 will be fine.
thejigisup  +   578d ago
NOTE: 1.5TB is currently the maximum you can fit into a PS4.

So with a 2TB drive is it not gonna recognize the full drive or is not gonna read the drive at all?
tarbis  +   578d ago
From my understanding. I think it will only recognize 1.5 TB out of the 2 TB until an update can make the PS4 read more than 1.5 TB. Needs more clarification for this though.
ZoyosJD  +   578d ago
2TB drives are physically too tall (15 mm), they won't fit in the PS4 (9-12.5 mm).
Akuma2K  +   578d ago
I misread that about the 2GB size, so i'll get the 1.5GB hdd it is since it's the max (which is still plenty of storage space).

@thejigisup:

I'm guessing the PS4 won't be able to read it or be recognized at all because the TRIM feature possibly not being built it to the PS4 hardware (i could be wrong).
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tarbis  +   578d ago
500gb is more than enough for me since I mostly buy disc based games and only use the hdd for disc game installs. I don't think a few indies games can eat up the whole 500gb. LOL!
Animositi  +   569d ago
The only issue with that is Killzone 4 takes ~50-60 GB for just that game.... if that continues, you'll have room for maybe 10 games. And from what I heard, that 50-60 is down from the ~250GB it was going to take... so 500GB won't last too long
hotbeef  +   578d ago
So, any particular drives you guys might suggest? I've been browsing for options to buy to upgrade as soon as I get my system. Thanks for any recommendations. Also, I've never swapped drives, is it as simples as popping in and out or does anything else need to be done?
Phish  +   578d ago
I just bought this one for $129:

HGST
1.5TB Travelstar 2.5" Internal HDD

1.5TB Storage Capacity
5400rpm Rotational Speed
SATA 6Gb/s Interface
2.5" Form Factor
9.5mm
Animositi  +   569d ago
Or... you could break the 12.5mm size limit by using a sata/power extension... and mount the drive externally.

http://www.tigerdirect.com/...

All modifications to your case are on your own though....

then you could use a desktop form factor drive which means 4+TB. But if you like to stick inside the case, Samsung 840 EVO. Barely slower than their 840 Pro. 1TB at 7mm thick

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