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14 Aug 2013
By MontyMc
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Can Anyone Recommend A SSD For the PS4 (1TB)

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I want a SSD for my PS4 any ideas?

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From what I've read, you're unlikely to get any benefit from an SSD in the PS4, especially when you take cost into consideration - I'm sure someone more technically minded will come along and give you a more comprehesive answer though!

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Generally speaking, the HDD will be the slowest component in any modern system. I'd assume that's also true about the PS4, but I couldn't really recommend a 1TB SSD...

I absolutely love my Samsung SSD, but a 1TB model will set you back £500 :smileytongue: http://www.expansys.com/samsung-1tb-ssd-840-evo-series-2-5-sata-6gb-s-turbowrite-251908/?utm_source=...

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It'll probably be a waste of money putting an SSD in a PS4 if it's like the PS3 the OS will throttle it's full performance potential. The performance benefit would be marginal think of it like putting an engine out of a Bugatti Veyron in a tank, uneconomical for the little gain you'd get. Just shop around for a quality HDD after launch 500GB should be plenty for starters maybe 6 months to year later look at increasing to 1TB upwards, hopefully by then people online have tested SSD's but I can't see it being a worthy investment for a game console.


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Heres details of ssd on PS3

http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/digitalfoundry-can-ssd-upgrades-boost-ps3-performance

Basically, old version of SATA and lack of RAM bottlenecked the system preventing any real benefit. Of course, this won't be the case in PS4. However do consider that most ganes are designed to be run off slower Blu-Ray and devs work hard to manage when to load data in to faster RAM. In truth your only likely to shave a second or two off initial loading times. Hardly worth more than the price if the console.

If you really want to get te odd millisecond here and there then one of these would be the best purchase:
http://www.ebuyer.com/480284-seagate-1tb-solid-state-hybrid-drive-sshd-st1000lm014
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I'd wait until we see real world performance benefits before dropping £s on an SSD or SSHD.
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Semaphia wrote:

Generally speaking, the HDD will be the slowest component in any modern system. I'd assume that's also true about the PS4, but I couldn't really recommend a 1TB SSD...

I absolutely love my Samsung SSD, but a 1TB model will set you back £500 :smileytongue: http://www.expansys.com/samsung-1tb-ssd-840-evo-series-2-5-sata-6gb-s-turbowrite-251908/?utm_source=...


 

If that's the case can you recommend a high quality HDD I can buy

 

I want one that fast but stores a lot of data I feel 1tb should last me.

 

P.S that SSD is VERY Expensive while it is very go

od that price is too much.

 

So I am set a HDD it is for me.

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THE_FORCE wrote:
I'd wait until we see real world performance benefits before dropping £s on an SSD or SSHD.

This^

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I'm going with the Samsung SSD 840 EVO 1TB a lot of ppl might say thats dumb but the way i see it is the HDD is the only thing thats lacky in the PS4....

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JLOPEZWV wrote:

I'm going with the Samsung SSD 840 EVO 1TB a lot of ppl might say thats dumb but the way i see it is the HDD is the only thing thats lacky in the PS4....


 

Well, I'd hardly say its the only thing, but it's certainly the only thing we can do something about :smileyvery-happy:

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