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#1 BobBills

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Posted 20 November 2013 - 03:23 PM

Best Buy WD - Mainstream 1TB Internal Serial ATA Hard Drive for Laptops/PS4 64.99 

 

 

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#2 Link2999

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Posted 20 November 2013 - 03:25 PM

Link: http://www.bestbuy.c...6&st=categoryid



#3 TaylorM06

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Posted 20 November 2013 - 03:34 PM

How simple or complicated is it to change HDDs? Will it void the warranty?
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Posted 20 November 2013 - 03:37 PM

More HDD space now or later...when Solid State Hybrid Drives goes cheaper. Think this video may convince me to hold off for now:

 


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Posted 20 November 2013 - 03:44 PM

Changing Hdds does not void your warranty

#6 Chrono Gear

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Posted 20 November 2013 - 03:51 PM

Lol. I was going to say that is an insane deal but then I saw it was a standard laptop drive. I can't be the only one not willing to swap out the standard SSD for anything less. I can't imagine performance wouldn't suffer with a standard drive. I'll just wait until next year and upgrade to a 1TB if/when SSD prices drop to a tolerable level.

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Posted 20 November 2013 - 03:52 PM

so the built-in PS4 HDD is an SSD?


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Posted 20 November 2013 - 03:54 PM

so the built-in PS4 HDD is an SSD?

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#9 hauz20

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Posted 20 November 2013 - 03:57 PM

Correct, the stock PS4 hard drive is not SSD. That would be Oprah tits.

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Posted 20 November 2013 - 03:59 PM

What type of hard drive does PS4 use?

 

PS4 is equipped with a 5400 RPM SATA II hard drive. Users can choose to install a new hard drive so long as it complies with these standards, is no thicker than 9.5mm, and is larger than 160GB.



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Posted 20 November 2013 - 04:00 PM

Built in Sony HHS is a 5400rpm drive as for the hybrid drives they only hold 8gb of cache memory making it better than a 7200rpm drive but on average $40 more expensive.

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Posted 20 November 2013 - 04:03 PM

I'm on the fence about this. It would be nice to double the storage now, but perhaps I should wait for that Momentus 1.5 TB Hybrid to drop in price. Harrumph

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Posted 20 November 2013 - 04:13 PM

Here are a few things to keep in mind:

  • It is currently not possible to do a backup/restore on a PS4. You can backup your game saves to PS+ or a USB drive, but nothing else. So you will need to re-download everything whenever you decide to upgrade the drive.
  • It has been discussed that Sony MAY add a backup feature in a future update.
  • The PS4 does not support external storage for anything besides game saves and I believe photos (not sure on photos). But due to MS supporting external drives for games Sony may add that as an option.

 

As such I have decided to wait in the hopes of external drives being supported since that would allow us to expand and not simply replace storage.


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Posted 20 November 2013 - 05:15 PM

Seems good for the ps3. Will have to wait for a hybrid drive for the ps4 since that'll actually be able to get benefit from it.

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Posted 20 November 2013 - 05:21 PM

Thanks op, too many digital games on sale lately.  I needed a larger hd for my PS3 and I have a pretty stingy cap from my ISP so I can't really just redownload everything to make room on my current hd.



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Posted 20 November 2013 - 05:29 PM

I got a 1tb for my ps3 for around this price a hitachi on amazon. It's awesome because now I can fit ALL of those ps+ games but if I would have known I would only have about 880GB out of the 920gb useable space available since the ps3 reserves 11% of any hard drives memory I probably would have gotten a 1.5 or 2tb
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Posted 20 November 2013 - 06:11 PM

I got a 1tb for my ps3 for around this price a hitachi on amazon. It's awesome because now I can fit ALL of those ps+ games but if I would have known I would only have about 880GB out of the 920gb useable space available since the ps3 reserves 11% of any hard drives memory I probably would have gotten a 1.5 or 2tb


Isn't that only using less than 5% of the available space? 40 gbs out of 920?

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Posted 20 November 2013 - 06:17 PM

I got a 1tb for my ps3 for around this price a hitachi on amazon. It's awesome because now I can fit ALL of those ps+ games but if I would have known I would only have about 880GB out of the 920gb useable space available since the ps3 reserves 11% of any hard drives memory I probably would have gotten a 1.5 or 2tb

 

For my PS3 I, too, got a Hitachi 1TB (last year from Fry's). Before my PS4 arrived I bought the same drive from a Newegg deal posted just a week before the PS4 shipped.

 

Upgrading the PS4 hard drive is slightly simpler than the PS3. You simply remove the glossy "top" portion of the PS4 then work with five screws. That's it. I love how simple they made it.

 

I had to install the "full" System Recovery PS4 Update file (.PUP), which is available from their site. This was for installing the new hard drive. This is different from the smaller patch for a PS4 that's already got a hard drive running their OS.

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I think getting an SSD is overkill, at least at 1TB. It costs more than the console itself! No thanks :)


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Posted 20 November 2013 - 06:49 PM

I like to use the small portable drives like a western digital passport that way you have an enclosure for the old 500 gb ps4 drive this is what I did on ps3

Bestbuy has a seagate 1tb for $70 on sale now sorry no link

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Posted 20 November 2013 - 07:00 PM

I thought I read they came with SSDs. That changes it. I'll probably scoop up something on the cheap on Black Friday. Good to know a really recent low point though.

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Posted 20 November 2013 - 07:00 PM

What's the biggest storage size hd u can put in a ps3,? for ex 2 tb, 3....


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#22 hauz20

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Posted 20 November 2013 - 07:14 PM

Eh, I said screw it and snagged one. I'd rather upgrade now before I have an absolute ton of content on the system.

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Posted 20 November 2013 - 07:47 PM

Thanks, OP! I decided to pick one up as well. Adding support for external hard drives would be great, but until anything is confirmed, I'm fine with shelling out $65 for the extra space. I upgraded my ps3 hard drive really late in the game from the 160gb to a 500gb and I remember it was a hassle getting the thing formatted and transferring everything from my old hard drive to the new one. I'd rather just get it out of the way before I start loading it up and if they add external hard drive support down the road, even better.



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Posted 20 November 2013 - 07:47 PM

1tb drives are always this price at amazon or newegg so it's only a deal I you have some BB credit laying around. So far the biggest Drive I've seen is 1.5tb.

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Posted 20 November 2013 - 07:48 PM

What's the biggest storage size hd u can put in a ps3,? for ex 2 tb, 3....


This is what I need to know. I want to swap out only once and max that bad boy out.

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Posted 20 November 2013 - 07:55 PM

Best Buy WD - Mainstream 1TB Internal Serial ATA Hard Drive for Laptops/PS4 64.99 

 

 

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What i bought 2 weeks ago and is a much better deal. Look at the specs and decide for yourself.

 

http://www.bhphotovi...o_Blue_2_5.html

 

Both drives are Western Digital 1TB, 2.5" SATA, 5400RPM and 8MB cache.

 

BIGGEST DIFFERENCE: The B&H drive has 5.5ms Latency (Time taken for the read/write head to locate a specific sector of the disk.) the Best Buy drive is 12ms.

 

B&H is super reputable. No tax outside NY and free ship.


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Posted 20 November 2013 - 08:23 PM

What's the biggest storage size hd u can put in a ps3,? for ex 2 tb, 3....


I honestly think it's 1Tb. I could be wrong though...

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Posted 20 November 2013 - 08:47 PM

What i bought 2 weeks ago and is a much better deal. Look at the specs and decide for yourself.

 

http://www.bhphotovi...o_Blue_2_5.html

 

Both drives are Western Digital 1TB, 2.5" SATA, 5400RPM and 8MB cache.

 

BIGGEST DIFFERENCE: The B&H drive has 5.5ms Latency (Time taken for the read/write head to locate a specific sector of the disk.) the Best Buy drive is 12ms.

 

B&H is super reputable. No tax outside NY and free ship.

A little bit under $60 if you check out via Google Wallet. Good deal.


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Posted 20 November 2013 - 08:54 PM

I swapped out my drive for a standard 1.5tb. After the 1st day, I had already used up over 200gb. Meaning that I would already be down to almost 1/2 my storage amount had I stuck with the original 500gb.
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#30 Richard Kain

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Posted 20 November 2013 - 09:03 PM

While this is not a great price, it's not bad either, especially for Best Buy. I purchased a 1 Terabyte Western Digital laptop 2.5 drive a few weeks ago at Fry's Electronics for $50. There will probably be even better deals on Amazon and Newegg over Black Friday/Cyber Monday, if you are willing to wait a little while.

 

The PS3 and PS4 are both designed with replaceable hard drives in mind. You can replace the hard drives for both with generic 2.5 inch laptop drives fairly easily. There don't seem to be any real restrictions for the PS3, but for the PS4 you must have a minimum size of 160 GB. Given the price of HDDs these days, that's pretty reasonable.

 

Your best bet for pairing performance with price is to get a hybrid drive. SSDs will give you faster loading, but are still prohibitively expensive. If all you care about is getting lots of extra space, stick to a basic HDD. For around $100 you can usually get between 2 and 3 Terabytes.

 

I'm hoping they update the PS4 with media playback at some point. Using my PS3's hard drive as a library for music and video storage and playback was one of my favorite features. I love that they are still letting me upgrade as I see fit, but those extra terabytes would be more meaningful with my collection of MP3s and MP4s copied to them.