How to change the hard drive of PlayStation 4

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.

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Mikelarry1705d ago (Edited 1705d ago )

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

Bathyj1705d ago

I had that on my Ps3, nearly striped the head. This looks heaps easier

starchild1705d ago

It's nice that the PS3 and PS4 have user-replaceable harddrives that are just standard. It's the way it should be.

iCaruth1705d ago

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.

Bathyj1705d ago (Edited 1705d ago )

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.

Was anyone else thinking, what color can I paint that plastic lid that comes off?

ChozenWoan1705d ago

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.

rustyspoon801705d ago (Edited 1705d ago )

1tb ready and waiting.

Looks like gloves may be in order to prevent hand prints on the new PS4.

SnakeShady1705d ago

Does anybody know if I can replace it with a Sata3 Hdd?

Bathyj1705d ago

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.

Are_The_MaDNess1705d ago

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.....

RevXM1705d ago

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.

Skynetone1705d ago (Edited 1705d ago )

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

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