Upgraded my PS4 - SSD

Discussion in 'Console Games' started by maflynn, May 30, 2016.

  1. maflynn Moderator

    maflynn

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    I upgraded my PS4, replaced the slow 5400 RPM 500GB drive with a faster 960GB SSD from Crucial.

    Wait times for my games have dropped dramatically, though with Fallout4 there's still some wait times. The screen doesn't usually transition to more then one display, and comment, where as before I'd wait through 2 or 3 screens while it was loading.

    I'm surprised at how east it was, very un-Apple like to be perfectly honest. I've been around Macs too long I guess. Slide the top enclosure off, release one philips screw, and remove the old drive from the cage.

    Reinstalling the OS, was very easy, as I downloaded the OS from Sony. The only wrinkle was that I initially downloaded the update, and not the full OS. That was easily solved.

    Prior to the work, I was sure to save my info on a thumb drive, so all my saved games and what not were backed up
     
  2. Taustin Powers, May 30, 2016
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    Very cool. I put a 1TB hybrid drive in mine. Process is as easy as you described. Enjoying the extra space and noticing some decrease in load times.

    Now if only I could get the PS4 to be a little quieter. Graphically intense games (e.g. Bloodborne, Uncharted 4) generate so much heat that the fans get very loud. Maybe the PS4 Neo will be an improvement?
     
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    Cool. I'd be tempted to change mine to a faster SSD, sadly since I upgraded mine to 2 TB a while back, I find myself already close to full !!! Games are soooooo big this generation.
     
  4. maflynn thread starter Moderator

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    Agreed, I had downloaded the two Wolfenstein game, Batman, and loaded a few others from the optical disk and I was surprised at how much space was left from my 500GB hard drive.

    Price was a major issue, with my selection, performance was the major deciding factor. I think I struck a decent balance of fast speed and decent storage with the 960GB SSD. I know, I could fill that up easily enough, so I'll need to be disciplined.
     
  5. the batman macrumors regular

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    i have the 20th anniversary ps4 and updated the hdd to a samsung 850 pro ssd and it was a great decish
     
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    The current PS4 is supposed to be a tad quieter.

    The 4NEO I would imagine is much quieter with the current PS4 games, probably louder for NEO enhanced ones...
     
  7. the batman macrumors regular

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    ^sounds like a good bet. man, can't wait to see 4k gaming. in five years, when i can afford it ha
     

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