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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.

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GarrusVakarian1071d 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.

elmaton981071d 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.

hazardman1071d ago

Are we gonna be able to transfer our PS3 PSN purchases to PS4?

elmaton981071d ago (Edited 1071d 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.

Lubu1071d 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."

fOrlOnhOpe571071d ago

Seems a decent choice of appropriate 1TB sata drives but not seen any drives bigger than that. Anyone recommend any?

NobleRed1071d 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.

fOrlOnhOpe571071d ago

@NobleRed
Thanks for that mate, I'll do a bit more digging now.

fghtrer3fb5erg1071d ago (Edited 1071d 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.

Big-Bruizzer1070d ago (Edited 1070d 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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