Gamesradar has posted a video which shows how to replace the hard drive of our new PlayStation 4 console. In this video are taught both the steps and the tools we need.
nice love all these helpful videos/ information that have been coming out of late. also got my 1TB drive ready to install when i get mine on the 29th edit: lol you know its never going to go as smoothly as the video suggest one of those bastard screws will be screwed in so tight XD
I had that on my Ps3, nearly striped the head. This looks heaps easier
It's nice that the PS3 and PS4 have user-replaceable harddrives that are just standard. It's the way it should be.
I'm so putting a 1TB HDD into my PS4 the day I open the box... I don't want disk at all. My PS3 has 500Gb I put in.
Well, if you have no use for it, you could send it to me. I'm sure I could find a use for it.
God, look how light it is. I have a 1TB ready to go. Might buy an empty caddie and use the 500 as a portable. Sony should sell a SKU harddriveless, knock another 50 bucks off the price and really under cut the Xbone. Imagine if they were able to say 150 dollars cheaper. It would save money for gamers as they are the ones that will be swapping out the drives, not the casuals. Ps Was anyone else thinking, what color can I paint that plastic lid that comes off?
That would be sweet... but I doubt Sony are paying $50 for the hard drives since they are getting them in such a large quantity. I wouldn't paint that part of the case, but I would like a red and black console. Would call it the PS4 Prime: Warframe Edition. That thing would look so epic next to the TV.
1tb ready and waiting. Looks like gloves may be in order to prevent hand prints on the new PS4.
Does anybody know if I can replace it with a Sata3 Hdd?
I sure as he'll hope so as I have a hybrid already. I think ad long as it fits in there it's fine.
sata 3 is backward compatible. doesnt matter if its a sata 2 or 3 drive. but i think the PS4 is only a sata 2 port tho. so you wont really get the full speed of the drive. not that you get that with a sata 2 either.....
Yeah I've been wondering if the Ps4 have a sata 2 or 3 port. Some article or something used the term Sata 2 not long ago, but I hope it was just a minimum spec reference for those swapping drives. Sata 3 is a must IMO. Sata 2 is like 10 years old, Sata 3 have been around for years and it will be so much better with hybrid/ssd drives. Im going with a hybrid in mine as soon as I can, but someday Id might put an SSD in there. that is if the system have a SATA 3 port.
yes sata 3 hard drive will work in a sata 2 or 1 port my understanding is only a ssd can get sata 2 and sata 3 speeds, sata 1 150mb/s sata 2 300mb/s sata 3 600mb/s the fastest hard drive on the market can only do 200mb/s, the hard drive your putting into your ps4 will never hit 300mb/s that the ps4 can handle, in other words you will get max speed out of your hard drive in the ps4, because theres not a hard drive in the world that can do over 300mb/s only a ssd can get those speeds
I want the Seagate Spinpoint M9T 2TB HDD :3 (9.5mm height!!!) 2TB hard drive for the PS4 is a must XD!!
Nice to see so many people posting their plans. I'm going with a 1TB myself.
I've got mine sittin back ready..and yes I will handle my ps4 with latex gloves on!
So are the drives plug n play this time, or will they still need to be fat32 like the ps3? Wish that was mentioned. Also, nice that that something like that plastic bracket like on the slim ps3 isn't there (I don't remember how but I snapped that thing my 1st try, although I found a metal piece of similar shape and size, that I drilled myself and was back in business, good times)
yes please some one in the know answer icanplay questions. is this plug and play. what software and update files are needed?
I hope they have backup options similar to the PS3, don't want to lose the preinstalled apps like "the playroom" when I swap the drive out.
What 1TD HDDs are you guys going to use?
I'm gonna try Samsung Spinpoint M8 ST1000LM024 1TB.
There's a 2tb that came out yesterday. http://www.tomshardware.com... i'm looking into that one :D.
I've got a seagate 1TB hybrid.
I wish they would show the software side of swapping the drive. Do I have to back anything up first or format the drive. It seems like it must be plug and play because no one is mentioning anything about it.
I'm putting a 512gb SSD in this behemoth!
i will put a 256gb SSD inside, i don't hoard games so it will suffice. My only concern is if PS4 won't have some problems with SSD drives...
the problem with that trail of thought is that SSD's arnt meant to be rewritten alot. meaning you will have ALOT less life time of the SSD if you delete stuff and install new things ontop of it. normal users will get more than 5 games a year atleast. and you will have to install all of them prob. i cant see a 250gb ssd lasting 5-6years....... unless you never fill it up or deleting anything on a second note, get an SSHD instead. as a hybrid drive it wont have that big of a problem like that. and it will be much faster than an hdd aswell. you can pretty much get a 1tb SSHD for the same price as that 250gb SSD. just saying. you wont really see that big of a diffrence when you use a pure SSD vs a SSHD, the PS4's CPU, sataport and busses arnt fast enough to take a full highend SSD anyway.
i will wait for some SSD tests with the PS4, cause i want such load speeds like on the PC. Everyone who experienced SSD speeds don't want to go back...
I'm thinking that tomorrow I might end up grabbing either a 1TB Hitachi Travelstar (HGST) or a WD Scorpio Black 750GB drive. I'd like to get a 1TB one, but they don't seem to offer a Scorpio Black in that size yet, so I may end up going with the Hitachi. My reasoning for wanting to stick with one of these drives is specifically based on the larger cache (32MB or 16MB respectively) and the significantly higher speeds (7200RPM) than what many other 2.5" drives offer. I replaced my 80GB PS3's drive with a 320GB Scorpio Black several years ago, and it actually provided rather noticeable differences in many situations. For example, in a game like the original Borderlands which tended to have slow loading times between areas, many texture pop-ins (especially just after zoning into an area), as well as other similar issues, I noticed that my content was loading several seconds faster than before, and my theory was further validated after playing with some friends and comparing my load times with theirs. It might not seem like much, but the extra speed made the load times a bit less frustrating. Additionally, I found that at least until the drive was mostly filled that I experienced a significant improvement in XMB loading times while in-game. Now I don't know for sure, but I'd wager there should also be some noticeable benefits from going this route on the PS4. Anyone else thinking of going this route?
Seagate make some nice 1tb Hdd and I think they own western digital now so it's the same crap lol.. :)
@akiraburn I will be going that route myself. Got the HGST Travelstar 1TB 7200 RPM drive. Installing on Thursday night when I pick up my preorder. Also got an extra controller, Killzone Shadowfall, Knack, Battlefield 4 and of course there will be the freebies from PS+. I am locked and loaded. I installed a 7200 RPM drive in my PS3 as well and did notice a considerable difference so I know it will be worth while. Goddamn I'm stoked!
Sounds great man! I'm set up the same way. I've got my PS4 coming from Amazon. Ended up buying the Killzone bundle, and then a couple days ago I managed to get the BOGO (buy one, get one) email offer before anything was sold out, so I grabbed Battlefield 4 and Knack. Although, even beyond all those, I think one of my most anticipated games is going to be Resogun. I put a decent amount of time in on Super Stardust and far more with Dead Nation, so I'm thinking that's gonna be epic. I'm right with you man, so stoked for all this. Feel free to add me on PSN if you want to game sometime. Same PSN ID as my username here.
1.5 TB good to go!
was really thinking about getting a 1TB SSHD for the PS4...... after much thinking i think im getting a 2TB drive instead. if the performance is good on it. going 100% digital this gen if i can. and i love having alot on at once on my machine.
i wonder if there is anything other than that ps eye game pre installed on it.. I wanna just take out the 500 & replace it w my ssd hybrid 1TB before even turning it on but will i lose the game?
Except for one person thank you Akiraburn you do not list the names of the harddrives you have bought. We are not all experts so please put a bit more detail in next time. What brand of hard drive, model and link to what website you bought it. Thanks.
Thanks to CHEF as well
TOSHIBA MQ01ABC150 1.5TB 5400 RPM 8MB Cache 2.5 12mm SATA 3.0Gb/s hard drive for me.
Just got back from frys electronics and bought a seagate 1TB HDD will this do not too computer savvy? Lol
so is it just plug and play or do we have to download software prior to replacing the HDD because I know therea about 90 GB of pre loaded software on ps4. anyone have any insight on this.
I bought the 1.5TB drive that was over at boxclash - http://boxclash.com/ps4-har... But related to the OP a lot of the videos are not showing what needs to be done after replacing the hard drive you have to update the firmware and have a USB with the 1.50 update already downloaded on it - http://boxclash.com/update-... This is a picture guide on it
If you do it right it can take about 10 minutes to replace and install the new OS from sony. If you found a hard drive already keep scrolling. There are links to picture guides that will show you instructions on how to install a new hard drive and the firmware. The PS4 only maxes out at 408MB so eventually everyone is going to need to upgrade their hard drives. Not every hard drive will fit. Current PS4 Hard Drive Specs 2.5 Inches - (The standard laptop size internal hard drive will be 2.5 inches but desktops also can use this size) 9.5mm Size ( 9.5mm Laptop size internal hard drives) 500gb Size (Capacity to hold data) 5400 RPM (How fast the hard drive operates) Sata II (How fast data can be transfered) There are handful of hard drives that have good prices and will work with these PS4 Specs. Hard drives up to 1.5TB are available, Hybrid Drives up to 1TB and SSD Drives up to 1TB all will work for your PS4. The 2TB drive by seagate is not available yet but will be in 2014. See the Full PS4 Hard Drive Upgrade Guide - http://boxclash.com/ps4-har... 8 Easy Steps to replace your PS4 hard drive - http://boxclash.com/8-steps... … wpictures/ What you will need Phillips Screw Drive New Hard Drive PS4 Read the 8 step picture guide here How to install the OS on your new hard drive What you will need Computer + Internet USB Flash Drive ( You MUST format your USB to Fat32or exFAT) Thank you AS for your contribution PS4 with new hard drive installed USB Flash Drive to download an 850MB file, Any size larger than 1GB with no files on it will work. I do recommend that you use an empty USB flash drive though, either get a new one or remove all of the files on it. If you dont pick the right option when installing your hard drive you will get some bad errors. Step 1 Format your USB drive by going to your computers drives list. Right click on the USB drive and click Format. Step 2 When formatting ensure the File System reads FAT32 then click ok Step 3 Formatting will ERASE all data on your USB drive, make sure your drive is cleared of all files or you will lose them. Step 4 After formatting Create a PS4 folder within your USB Drive, inside the PS4 folder create an UPDATE folder where the firmware file will be downloaded. Step 4 Part 2 Download the 850MB file to the Update Folder - Link is on the full guide Step 5 Insert your USB flash drive into the PS4. Hold the power button for 7-10 seconds to reboot the system. Step 6 Choose option number 7 "initialize PS4 (Reinstall System Software)" Step 7 Click ok to continue Step 8 Congratulations! You have installed your update on a new hard drive for your PS4 Read the FULL OS picture installation guide here - http://boxclash.com/update-... … d-drive-2/ Hope you find this helpful!
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