MWEB GameZone writes: "Not enough hard drive space. Do you know the feels? With games becoming more digital focus, console updates & the massive size of current AAA games 500GB is looking smaller by the day."
More space would be nice. 500GB on the consoles are not enough. Luckily PS makes it easy enough to replace the drive with a bigger one.
bit off topic but related in a sense... is there a way to copy the games/saves/whatever else from the drive in the PS4 to a new one (that'll be used for the upgrade) i left the 500gb in (didn't have the bother (and a fear i'd screw up) to upgrade when i got it) and i've hit the limit (deleting alot of games to install news) so i'm looking to upgrade (unless sony mention external drives at E3 then i'm sorted)
They haven't mentioned external drives yet, so I'm not sure that'll happen.
We will never have enough storage space. It has been an issue since the dawn of the computer age. Whenever you provide more storage space, the size of the content increases as well. Furthermore, as internet speeds increase, people download more and bigger files. I remember a time when 500GB was considered MASSIVE. When I was in college, my computer science professor used to say that 1TB storage is enough to store the data of a whole country. Today 1 TB is nothing. Even a 2TB HDD in the consoles will be be filled up in a couple of years if you go fully digital especially with the games reaching upward of 40GB sizes frequently. It impossible to satiate the hunger for storage space and the console manufacturers cannot offer 2TB HDDs without hurting their profits significantly.
2tb minimum imo.
Even the 1TB hard drives won't be enough soon, and will be swallowed up quickly.
to be fair to Xbox, they solved that issues relatively quickly with allowing external drives... solved the problem for me pretty quickly
But for how long? Isn't at least 1TB the norm for current-gen, or SHOULD be the norm?
not sure what you mean by "how long"... allowing the use of externals would seemingly solve the problem forever as you can swap them in and out 500GB is the norm at the moment, 1TB should have been the norm (MS just announced a 1TB model, and i'm assuming Sony will too shortly)
I just picked up a 4TB WD My Book for my Xbone for $124 on Amazon. Games from my Xbone's 1TB hard drive transfer over to the external pretty quick also. I am hoping PS4 allows for this option soon. I know I can change out my PS4 drive, But I would like to put one of these 4TB externals with it.
I just was updating my comments in another thread about this topic. FYI, here's a repost so people know what's possible. ____ With that much data to potentially lose, you should think about using a USB RAID 1 enclosure for your XO. Here's one that works with the XO. http://www.amazon.com/Media... You can use a RAID 5\10 enclosure that can be faster, though I prefer RAID 1 enclosures that don't make the drives dependent on the RAID logic; that way, the XO can read from either disk outside of the enclosure, by using a USB adapter. @Disagree, I don't know how anyone can sleep well at night with over 1TB of data loss possible and potentially weeks of frustration looming, if the disk fails. PSUs and hard disks are what fail most in computers... they're practically guaranteed to fail, given enough time. SSD is becoming a good option, though a RAID enclosure is less expensive than SSD for the same or much more space, and the first generations of SSDs were scary in how they could just brick one day without warning (I generally only use Samsung SSDs now, the 850 EVOs are great... to maximize space, my systems use 3 of them in RAID-5 for 1500MB reads and 850 writes without requiring a RAID card... on Intel chipsets, only writes are faster at 1250MB with 3 disk RAID 0... the chipset maxes at 1500MB reads). If wanting the ultimate in performance and reliability, get two RAID 5 enclosures (second for failover) and use RAID 5 to maximize space while the SSDs maximize the enclosure's throughput... I think anyone that has lots of money should go that route, if they're serious about collecting XO games. What XO really needs is a backup feature similar to PS4, especially since it's better designed for that, because PS4 requires an ugly cable sticking out the front when leaving a backup drive connected. Edit: I should mention that, although I think the money is no object SSD+RAID5 route should improve performance, the simplicity and much lower cost of mirroring a couple of 3-6TB disks is really a better way to go for serious collecting, unless you just have to have the best and fastest possible. @343_Guilty_Spark, you're BACKWARDS... you're posting drivel... I don't even own that device or have anything to do with the company. I was just trying to be helpful with everyone now realizing they need more space than 500GB. @GameSpawn, I agree with you some; however, re-installing over 1TB is REALLY inconvenient (my original reply was to someone who had 4.5TB for his XO), many people have the extra money if they have that much content, and people probably didn't know it was possible... that's why I posted about it. On a related note, I'd really like to know if XO can work normally after an internal disk failure... anyone know if someone has tested if XO works after a disk failure, leaving only the 8GB of flash and\or an external drive working?
Stop posting this drivel. We don't want your products.
I don't know about the Xbox One, but the PS4 supports cloud saves with PS+. It's a limited capacity, but it automatically removes older saves once the capacity limit is reached. In my case, my console stuff is just not that vital. The cloud save backup will have the games I recently played and have been working on and care more for. The ones I've finished (in hindsight) I could care less if I lost my progress on them because I was already finished with them. Anyone who thinks their console gaming installation data and saves are so direly important to justify a RAID'd setup really needs to think about their priorities. They're just games. They're not 50 years of family photos and history or financial data. All your console purchases (at least with the PlayStation and Xbox networks - I believe Nintendo still links purchases to a console not the account so you can login elsewhere [a new console] to reinstall) are linked with your account and can easily be redownloaded and reinstalled and restarting a game from scratch really isn't as bad as it seems.
There are usually about three or four "big" games that I play actively so I just delete the others. That leaves me plenty of space with the 500GB drive... I'm probably going to upgrade soon but it's not because of limited space but because of the slowness of the stock drive. It's pretty ancient..
Speaking of drive size, I happened to look at some of the app sizes on both my Wii U and my PS4 a couple of days ago. Netflix is 50MB on the Wii U. 1.5GB on the PS4. I may be off on the exact size, bu there was a huge difference. And it has MORE functionality on the Wii U. No wonder the Wii U only needs a 32GB drive vs. 500 for the PS4.
Please don't try to make excuses for the Wii U's pitiful, meager internal storage. It's diehard Nintendo fans like you that encourage the company to continue to produce low-spec, feature-lacking hardware like the Wii and Wii U. As for the Wii U "only needing 32gb", how well does that work for games like this: NBA 2K13 - 20gb Batman Arkham City - 19gb Lego City Undercover - 19gb Assassin's Creed 3 - 17gb Bayonetta 1 & 2 - 25gb DKC:TF 10gb Etc. If you think that the Wii U's pitiful 32gb of internal storage is great, you're living on Fantasy Island. The tiny amount of storage space that Nintendo put into the Wii U is really a joke, but it goes along well with the rest of the features that they either gimped, or just left out. And this tiny amount of storage is definitely hurting their digital sales, they just didn't think ahead when they designed the console.
On topic... I want that cat in the pic!
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