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PS4 1TB Hybrid SSD Hard Drive Upgrade; Swap Tutorial & 'Rocketfish' Game Chat Headset Unboxing

Watch this video as I give a tutorial on how to upgrade your Hard drive for your PS4 as well as unbox the ‘Rocketfish’ Game Chat Headset for your online chatting needs. (PS4, Tag Invalid)

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Bathyj  +   811d ago
Someone told me a couple weeks ago not to use a hybrid, after I had already bought one. Glad to hear that was bollocks.
AlexanderNevermind  +   811d ago
Yeah I have the Seagate Hybrid 1TB. I swapped it before I even turned on the machine. No problems with it so far.
Gaming101  +   809d ago
I had heard that the drive spinning faster results in a lot more heat generated, which kills consoles earlier than they otherwise would. Again, I've only heard this from people who installed hybrid drives in the PS3 only to kill it within a year, so do so at your own risk.
Sveritas  +   810d ago
Hybrids are fine to use and so are SSD drives, each drives have their own benefits. Some are better with load times some are better with restarts but ultimately all the stats change by which game you are playing too. Make sure you get the right hard drive that fits though there are a handful of good drives that are recommended here -
tweet75  +   811d ago
as long as those screws arent as tight and awkward as the ps3 it should be an easy process
Bathyj  +   811d ago
Yeah they sucked. I striped the heads on mine and had to cut slots into them to get them out with a flathead. Pain in the arse.
The_KELRaTH  +   811d ago
Man I'd forgotten about that:)
kydrice  +   811d ago
I know that pain, I stripped mine just by looking at it funny. I ended up using pliers to turn it, stripping more metal off the sides in the process. I believe those screws in the PS3 were made from play-doh.
kingduqc  +   811d ago
Still wonder why they went 2.5 inch instead of 3.5... Price are like 3 times more ANNND no external HDD support. Fucking sony.
Grap  +   811d ago
size does matter apparently. smaller is better.
The_KELRaTH  +   811d ago
At least supporting external drives would have gotten around the big storage shortage that I suspect most owners will be experiencing quite soon.

I got a 500gb on the PS3 that is nearly full due to all those free PSN titles so on a PS4 it's going to be like using a 60gb!
badz149  +   811d ago
3.5" draws much power too
kneon  +   811d ago
And generate more heat.

2.5" drives are pretty cheap. $80 will get you 1TB, $110 for 1.5TB. I haven't seen a price for the new slim 2TB drives yet.
kingPoS  +   811d ago
Do you realize how fricken large a 3.5 HDD is.

Try stuffing that in.

Gateway MT6706 2008
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Tiechie  +   811d ago
Any other opinions on which hard drive to get? And how much would one cost.
kydrice  +   811d ago
I bought the HGST Travelstar 5K1500 1.5TB off Amazon for $121. 1.5TB is enough for 30 games if each game was 50gb each.

edit: I forgot mine isn't a hybrid. Nevertheless, this one should serve my vast storage requirements.
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Tiechie  +   811d ago
Which is actually better though a hybrid or normal ssd?
kneon  +   811d ago

Go check the price of a 500+ GB SSD drive and you won't care if it's better
Blacksand1  +   811d ago
did your HGST work
kydrice  +   811d ago
@Blacksand1 It hasn't arrived yet, I just ordered one yesterday. It should work though it's 9.5mm so it's the correct size.
KwietStorm  +   811d ago
I have the same disk in this video in my PS4. It was $107 at the time I bought it on amazon.
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Animal Mutha 76  +   811d ago
Nice. I think we are all going to need a lot more storage than even 1TB for all these games.

My launch 360 was 20GB. My current 360 is 250GB. That's just over 12x storage and it's not enough. My PS3 has 320GB and it's full.

X1 storage is going to last 5 mins. Hope we can use a fast USB 3.0 drive or NAS.
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DJ  +   811d ago
Looks like hybrid is the way to go considering how games are loaded from the HDD.
CaulkSlap  +   811d ago
Does the hybrid actually work properly in a PS4? I thought hybrids needed specific drivers for the OS to actually utilize the SSD portion as a cache. Or maybe it's all done internally on the drive. I dunno. Just don't expect an actual performance boost vs a standard 2.5" drive.
Miss_Vixen  +   811d ago
It does provide a noticeable speed improvement.

IGN did an article testing the SSD, & Hybrid drive against the stock hard drive in the PS4.
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Are_The_MaDNess  +   811d ago
actually its all in the drive. no driver is required. same with an SSD really.....

here is two videos on performance. one on the PS3 and one on the PS4.

performance gains vary to game to game tho after how the files are loaded and such.

the thing with an SSHD is that it learns what you use the most and have those files in the cache. meaning things like the OS icons and the XMB in general will be much faster.
NobleRed  +   811d ago
Glad I've bought the Toshiba SSHD.
It's faster than the seagate drive and uses SLC flash instead of MLC flash.

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