OWC has announced a 2 TB upgrade for the Playstation 4 that will allow gamers to take their system to the next level at an affordable price.
OR 1. Go to newegg.com 2. Get a hybrid drive for about $30 cheaper AND an enclosure for your old drive. 3. Get a screwdriver. 4. Swap it yourself without a kit since Sony made it easy. 5. Take the old HDD out and put it in the enclosure. 6. Plug it into your PC. 7. Create a folder called MUSIC 8. Put your music in there 9. Plug it in to your PS4 and enjoy your custom soundtracks Smile because you just saved some money by doing it yourself without a kit. Not to mention the 2TB internal and 500gb external. Here's another tip: Do it now while it's easier to transfer the data since the longer we have them, the more they acquire!
Exactly what I did. I swapped my hdd for a 1TB SSHD the day I got my PS4. These hybrid drives are very cheap (it cost me Under 100$). I really don't understand this website trying to sell install kits. It's probably for the people moving from Xbox to Playstation who are used to proprietary hard drive kits from Microsoft and are not aware that Sony lets its users chose the hard drive they want :) There is one screw to remode aside from the ones holding the drive in the tray and I believe the PS4 manual has the instructions on how to change the hard drive (the PS3 manual had the instructions and it's VERY EASY on both consoles). The screws are ordinary screws, any ordinary star screwdriver will do! This OWC kit is a joke : cheap hard drive, standard usb drive, an ordinary drive enclosure and "instructions" (instructions on how to operate a screwdriver :P).
actually this site is renoundly known for being customer friendly, selling reliable hardware, and having a great warranty that they always honor.
Link please? I searched and they only have 3 drives with 2TB. All 3 are 3.5 HDDs. No hybrid and 2.5 2TB drives. I'm interested. That's why I ask. If not I'll keep an eye on Amazon. Oh while I'm here, what's the best brand or even more specifically, best drive I can get? HDD? Hybrid?
Question. Is 1TB enough?
For long term usage, 1TB might be a little tight if you buy most of your AAA titles on the PS Network. For most average users, it should last many years. You can go with 2TB if you want to be 100% certain but I think it should take a while to fill 1TB. Like ZombieKiller said, if you want to change your drive, any laptop (2.5") drive will do.
I plan on getting both x1 and ps4 eventually i just wanna make sure i dont have to worry running out of space.
I put a 1TB in the day I got it and I must say Im already worried. I'm only half full (about 400gb left) and its only the first year. I guess I will have to do a little house keeping soon, but I suggest go large if you have the means.
How many games do you have?
I have a 1.5 GB HDD and only 612gb left... I hope when I run out they have a 3tb that fits!
Just delete installs, they don't take long to get back at all.
I dont have oodles and oodles of games but all the demos, games, PSN Games, DLC's and patches add up. Plus there would be a lot of captured video and screens that I've never cleaned up so I might have to dump them one day and go through them.
This is obvious, but it depends on how heavy your use of it is. Let's say you bought all of your games physically (since that uses the least amount of HDD space) since it optimizes your HDD Space and this is the best case scenario. Looking at six (6) popular games... Killzone Shadow Fall (~40GB), The Last of Us Remastered (50GB) GTA V (50GB), inFamous: Second Son, Destiny (40GB), and Assassin's Creed Unity (~41GB) Between these 6 games, excluding your online offerings through PlayStation Plus, demos, apps, screenshots, videos, game saves, and DLC you're already out 221GB. That said, would I say 1TB is enough? Not really. I'm partly worried my 2TB HDD will need to be upgraded in about 2 years' time. Consider that Sony's more massive games aren't out yet. I can't imagine what kind of damage Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain would do. I suspect 60-80GB. Anyway, hope this helped.
Thanks for the reply i think ill go with 2tb (seems more future proof).
probably not now that all disc based games require mandatory installations
Choose your battles wisely on 1TB. I'm worried about my 1tb already lol. What I am doing is the games I KNOW I wont trade in (GTA V, Arkham, Metal Gear) are getting the digital treatment this time. 1) So I don't have to get up to change the damn disc 2) So after a few years my PS4 will be the ULTIMATE PS4....for me. 3) So the main games I play all the time, won't wear down my disc drive. #3 isn't AS important as the others lol but regardless, I still need to pick my battles.
Already have 2TB for about $40 cheaper than this. Thanks for the offer, though! And in case anyone wants to know where, http://www.amazon.com/Seaga...
I went this route cause i wanted to use the Stock HDD, but exact same HDD. http://www.amazon.com/gp/pr...
How does that work though? It's external.
The HDD inside the enclosure is the same as the one you bought. So you do what the OP said and carefully remove it, swap it in the ps4, then put your 500 back in the enclosure and use it on the PC as an external. Crazy thing is it's about 10 dollars cheaper with the enclosure. Good deal for those who haven't upgraded like us yet :)
Talk about ripoff
10tb sitting outside the PS4, that is all.
I should've updated my hdd when i first got my ps4. It filled up with COD...and theres so much more games coming!
COD is mainly server based FYI so you shouldn't lose much! Plus PS+ members have cloud saving!
The links didn't work for me so i searched the site for it and it wasn't there yet, just the 1TB & 1.5TB kits. There is convenience with these kits i suppose and it's not much. But if you just want the HDD then this isn't for you.
i have 1 TB in mine already.. Ill wait until they make a 5TB 2.5in HDD before i buy another
Too bad we can't talk about Xbox 1 upgrades. Lol
The price for the kit is okay, but most people can install a new HDD in the PS4 themselves. The instructions for the HDD upgrade can be found here on the PlayStation website: https://support.us.playstat... The upgrade can be completed by a 12 year old who has basic computer skills and a medium to small sized screwdriver. That's how easy it is.
Buy the 2TB 2.5-inch Seagate external HDD. Remove the drive from the enclosure and swap with stock ps4 HDD. Place the 500GB drive in the now empty enclosure. Voila! A 500GB external HDD and a PS4 that has 2TBs of storage. http://www.amazon.com/gp/pr... http://www.eurogamer.net/ar...
I do think it is a great advantage being able to up the HD. It does seem that the push for larger games and more downloads is going to continue to grow.
Seagate? Yeah right. Seagate's HD's are the absolute worst. If you want to buy something that dies in a few months, go ahead. Look around in review comments anywhere, say like newegg.com... Seagate has some massive issues. They USED to be one of the best, if not the best. Now they pump out crap and try to live off their 'name' from 10-15 years ago. Stay away from Seagate hard drives.
Can't wait for the day we can buy $100-$150 8TB SSDs hahaha. Or probably it'll be some new shit like NSD (Next-Shit Drive aka New-Shit Drive).
I bought the 1TB Xbox one and plan to upgrade my PS4 to at least a 1TB HDD. The issue I have on the X1 side is the operating system uses almost 250gb on the X1 leaving 750gb available. I can add any size external drive, so that matters very little. The OS on the PS4 I believe was only about 120gb,so that is drastically different, but as features are added with updates we could very well see 250-400gb eventually needed. Soon we'll see 1Tb becoming the standard for the base model on most systems.
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