Hard drive size limit for PS4?

Discussion in 'Console Games' started by Taustin Powers, Mar 23, 2014.

  1. Taustin Powers macrumors regular

    Apr 5, 2005
    So I will probably pick up a PS4 somewhat soon, provided I can even find one. Now, from what I hear, even the retail disc-based games take up ridiculous amounts of space on the hard drive, so I should probably look into replacing the 500GB one right away. Is there a known maximum capacity that the PS4 can handle? Can I throw a 3TB drive in there?
  2. Asuriyan macrumors 6502a

    Feb 4, 2013
    Your limitation is a 2.5" SATA drive at no more than 9.5mm thickness- in other words, standard dimensions for a laptop drives. As far as I know this maxes you out at 2TB. Higher capacity drives exist but because they have additional platters they're generally much thicker (up to 15mm), and even the 2TB drives are quite pricey.
  3. Taustin Powers thread starter macrumors regular

    Apr 5, 2005
    Thanks for the info.

    Maybe it would be best to stick with the 500GB hd as long as I can, and wait for the price/capacities of hard drives to go down/up in the meantime.
  4. davelanger macrumors 6502a

    Mar 25, 2009
    Go for the 1TB hybrid SSHD its only like $110-125.

  5. e²Studios macrumors 68020


    Apr 12, 2005
  6. jetjaguar macrumors 68030


    Apr 6, 2009
    I'm waiting for the 2tb drive to be supported by sony.
    People have been using it but currently freezes at times.
  7. Rich74 macrumors regular

    Oct 31, 2012
    Yeah same here. Waiting for a supposed firmware fix.

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