TakuChat outlines how you can more than quadruple the capacity of your PS4 HDD for less money than you'd think.
I seriously need to do this, I have a feeling I'm going to run out fast with all the DL-games and updates.
well it depends, are you buying alot of sport games? because every year they become useless, indie games are another thing you go so far in it then you decide to hug another one up for a week or two! ill show you how.. -Delete the last game on your ps4 that you played download new one or try another- dont like it? delete it. this way you dont have to do anything. and its priceless
That's a good point, my problem is I play all the games I buy, like I'll randomly pick them up and play them 6 months after getting them.
Do it now before you have too much on your PS4. I upgraded to a 1tb hybrid on first day in preparation for PS+, it's a bit crap at the moment but as soon as the good games become available you'll need the space. Free games are like Pokémon, gotta catch 'em all!
Yea, i too need to upgrade the HDD for PS4. One day i will until there is a reason for me to upgrade it. But for now i think for me 500 GB is plenty
I normally buy games on disc, although they can take up quite a bit of space on the HD. If I need space , I can just delete the game data (if and when I run out of space) , and when I feel the need to play again, its a few minutes install (you can play most games before a complete install) , then the dreaded update (in most cases for online) Simples. Btw , as a PS4 only owner (at this point) , I'm very jelly of One's external storage...... Im glad I can update the internal on the PS4, but Ext support would be an awesome addition. Point is, its easier and quicker for PS4 owners whom own a physical disc.
You do know that even PS4 disc games fully install to the internal HDD? You're not saving space by buying physical games (I do prefer physical games myself, but I buy plenty of digital games too). As an example, look at Wolfenstein for PS4; the physical disc version requires 49gb, same as digital.
Destiny would have put me at -15GB if that were even possible before I did this. Mandatory full installs are killin' me!
Dang, how many games you got?
7-8 disc based games and then all the PS+ goodness. I'm actually surprised I held out as long as I did.
Sony, give us gamers The option to use our own external HDD like the other console please. That would solve all the mandatory install issue as more games are coming out.
That definitely would have been an easier option than having to redownload everything. This HDD would even still have a been a good deal for that.
2TB external HDDs sell for 60$ very often. Just keep an eye out on Newegg / TigerDirect / Frys / etc. Pretty much how all my consoles have 2TB (the ones that support it anyway). I would be wary of upgrading the RPM unless you have the newer models for PS3 / 360. Old models had heating issue, and adding a higher RPM HDD only adds more heat
Crap that is a good deal! I needed one, time to go a lookin.
One problem with that. Unless something changed you can't use external hdd with a ps4.
Right, all you want to do it take out the HDD from the case, and plug it into the PS4. Like they did in the article.
is Seagate a reliable brand though? I'm a hypocrite for asking this, because I already have a 2TB 3.0 external (got it as a gift) I use for backing up my PC stuff... Quite a few PC-related forums say Western Digital and Samsung are more reliable...
This Seagate drive in particular has a Samsung Spinpoint drive inside. I know, because I've done this already. It's extremely simple to do. And when I was done, I used the old PS4 drive as the external drive for my X1 in my living room. The X1 in my bedroom has a 2TB Seagate hooked up to it. I still need to do this for my nephews PS4 but he's being a pain in the ass lately. So, he could pay for it himself and then I'll do the install for him.
Seagate has an amazing RMA process.. really fast and simple. Got an RMA for a 3 year old HDD last year.
I don't need more HD space after I beat a game I almost never play it again. Besides who wants 50 games on the ps4? It would take a person for ever to get to the end of their list of games with the terrible layout of the game list.
everyone has their own gaming habits. some buy games digital, deleting would be a pain. some play their games more than once. some like to play multiple games at once. 1hr on this game, 2 hrs on another, basically whatever mood they are in. i do afree with that list thing. sony needs to sort that out or give us folders.
I'm going to upgrade when 1 TB SSD are less than 350, until then I'm not going to bother.
you need to keep checking because hdd (especially ssd) prices fluctuates a lot depending on market. sometimes you can catch a random good deal.
Well I'm specifically waiting for the samsung 840's to drop. I'd even be willing to get a 500 gb ssd if they drop to around 150, which is probably more likely as I've seen them at 180 with rebate on a couple of occasions. I watch slickdeals, dealnews, and hardforums daily.
for fk sake!!!! do people not have an original idea? i saw something similar on df site though that is based in uk. then saw shopto article which basically ripped it off df. now this site pretty much doing the same thing apart from basing it in us and maybe helping a little in taking it apart. not sure who was first but im wondering if every website looks on n4g and sees what is popular so they can copy another article. anyways, nice article atleast it was slightly different and gave more help on opening hdd case which was different to df where they concentrated on specs instead. anyway. nx time i see a seagate external hdd to replace ps4 hdd article i would be really annoyed.
Calm down there man! I like all the help articles, they are...well helpful
1-2TB of hard drive would require due to larger data of Games for this generation.
Extremely useful info & wish i had this when i put in a 1tb in my PS4. But hmmph.. May have to upgrade again :p.
These new consoles should of come with a 1tb at the minimum.
Good idea using the Guitar pick. It's a much better idea than using a screw driver that conducts electricity. I'd say use a carbon fiber or graphite tipped screw driver, but the guitar pick is a good way to go too...
Not to sound mean here as this will help some people, but didn't the author just pretty much rip the story off from eurogamer/digital foundry? They had one like this just a few days ago, with the same HDD and a guide on how to get it out of the casing. Suspicious. He should have at least credited them. - Edit: This one: http://www.eurogamer.net/ar... Also I did read the comment about someone else noticing it as well. It is cheap and though he was forced to do the change I doubt that the eurogamer article didn't help him. He should really link them if he wants to stay credible.
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