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.

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Bathyj1800d 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.

AlexanderNevermind1800d ago

Yeah I have the Seagate Hybrid 1TB. I swapped it before I even turned on the machine. No problems with it so far.

Gaming1011798d 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.

Sveritas1800d 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 -

tweet751800d ago

as long as those screws arent as tight and awkward as the ps3 it should be an easy process

Bathyj1800d 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_KELRaTH1800d ago

Man I'd forgotten about that:)

Lionsguard1800d 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.

kingduqc1800d 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.

Grap1800d ago

size does matter apparently. smaller is better.

The_KELRaTH1800d 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!

badz1491800d ago

3.5" draws much power too

kneon1800d 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.

kingPoS1800d ago (Edited 1800d ago )

Do you realize how fricken large a 3.5 HDD is.

Try stuffing that in.

Gateway MT6706 2008

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Tiechie1800d ago

Any other opinions on which hard drive to get? And how much would one cost.

Lionsguard1800d ago (Edited 1800d 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.

Tiechie1800d ago

Which is actually better though a hybrid or normal ssd?

kneon1800d ago


Go check the price of a 500+ GB SSD drive and you won't care if it's better

Lionsguard1800d 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.

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KwietStorm1800d ago (Edited 1800d ago )

I have the same disk in this video in my PS4. It was $107 at the time I bought it on amazon.

Animal Mutha 761800d ago (Edited 1800d 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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