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    PS4 Upgrading to a 2TB Drive

    Any suggestions on which drive? The one I previously used was a Seagate and makes a beeping sound every so often. It also made my PS4 Slim really loud - the fan ramps up really really loud just after 5 minutes of playing. I need a lot of storage too. I bought a 500GB slim today as my old one just overheats now.

    Any ideas? Anyone got a 2TB quiet slim?

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    I use a WD 1 TB and it's great. Hasn't changed anything really. Just added space

    just bought a wd passport 2tb for my ps4. easy to set up and move games onto. got mine from curry's.

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    I was thinking more of installing a 2TB into the system. Not sure why you'd use an external when you could install it as internal storage.

    superfreddy

    I was thinking more of installing a 2TB into the system. Not sure why … I was thinking more of installing a 2TB into the system. Not sure why you'd use an external when you could install it as internal storage.


    Because you can install on both and it will give you even more storage, so I can't understand why you don't want an external drive as it does the same job.

    Have an eternal 2tb which I installed before the update to install games to external drives and also a 2tb external, and really very little difference





    Edited by: "voyager123" 13th May

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    voyager123

    Because you can install on both and it will give you even more storage, … Because you can install on both and it will give you even more storage, so I can't understand why you don't want an external drive as it does the same job



    ​Wires hanging out the front? Having to transfer stuff? I'm sure there must be a slowdown in performance playing from a USB external?

    superfreddy

    ​Wires hanging out the front? Having to transfer stuff? I'm sure there m … ​Wires hanging out the front? Having to transfer stuff? I'm sure there must be a slowdown in performance playing from a USB external?



    ​Benefit to the pro is that USB in the back

    superfreddy

    Wires hanging out the front? Having to transfer stuff? I'm sure there … Wires hanging out the front? Having to transfer stuff? I'm sure there must be a slowdown in performance playing from a USB external?


    No, if there was people would of said, hell on the Xbox one stuff installs quicker on the external than internal, and really wires? They aren't that long on most externals

    Also why would you need to transfer stuff if the drives OK,(even if you do usb3 is pretty fast) the games will play from both you only need to choose which to install to it matters not were game are to play them!



    Edited by: "voyager123" 13th May

    Original Poster

    Do you have to have one set download location though, or can you choose where to install something to everytime you download a game from the PS store? All my games are digital.

    superfreddy

    Do you have to have one set download location though, or can you choose … Do you have to have one set download location though, or can you choose where to install something to everytime you download a game from the PS store? All my games are digital.


    One is set to download location but if it gets full its simply to change what drive its use for installs

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    Why is an external preferred to an internal though?

    I'm swaying on the side of an external now though... I could at least have all my purchases on the external that I don't play much, and my main titles on the actual system. I presume you can just unplug the drive when you have no plans to use it?

    How does that work with updates to games? Do they auto update when you plug the drive back in?

    I just leave the drive in, there is an option to switch it off , it will just download the updates when its plugged in again.no really benefit apart from no need to replace drive and it gives you a little extra room as you have two drives, you could have even more you would need to just plug another in, so you you could have multiply drives and just chop and change to the one that has the games on you want to play, I'm not sure but if its like the Xbox one can have more than one external pluged in of course will install from the one set to install but you can play games from any( have two externals for my xb1)
    Edited by: "voyager123" 13th May

    Original Poster

    Any recommendations on an external to use? I'm guessing it needs to be a USB 3.0 one.

    argos.co.uk/sta…htm

    I used this one to upgrade the HDD in my ps4 before the latest update. It's easy to remove from the case as it just clips together. Console works exactly the same as before. I'd personally upgrade the HDD rather than use an external but that's just me and 2TB is more than I'll ever need. It was £62.99 when I purchased it and it may be cheaper elsewhere but I haven't looked. Hope this helps.

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    Dazzles

    http://www.argos.co.uk/static/Product/partNumber/5988990.htmI used this … http://www.argos.co.uk/static/Product/partNumber/5988990.htmI used this one to upgrade the HDD in my ps4 before the latest update. It's easy to remove from the case as it just clips together. Console works exactly the same as before. I'd personally upgrade the HDD rather than use an external but that's just me and 2TB is more than I'll ever need. It was £62.99 when I purchased it and it may be cheaper elsewhere but I haven't looked. Hope this helps.



    Does it beep in your PS4, and is your fan really loud as a result?

    superfreddy

    Does it beep in your PS4, and is your fan really loud as a result?



    I have no beep at all apart from the 'wife alert' beep when the ps4 turns on X) there's no difference in fan noise, console works exactly as it did if not a bit better with load times as it did with the original HDD

    I went for a SSD (240gb) plus external HD(2tb) combo for my PS4. I keep my current games on the SSD and the others on the external HD. The SSD offers slightly better load times, but more importantly for me the PS4 runs cooler and the fans don't go off like a jet engine.

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    Dazzles

    I have no beep at all apart from the 'wife alert' beep when the ps4 turns … I have no beep at all apart from the 'wife alert' beep when the ps4 turns on X) there's no difference in fan noise, console works exactly as it did if not a bit better with load times as it did with the original HDD



    See my Samsung drive meant that it beeped quite loudly every so often. Fan was als REALLY loud.

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    tempt

    I went for a SSD (240gb) plus external HD(2tb) combo for my PS4. I keep … I went for a SSD (240gb) plus external HD(2tb) combo for my PS4. I keep my current games on the SSD and the others on the external HD. The SSD offers slightly better load times, but more importantly for me the PS4 runs cooler and the fans don't go off like a jet engine.



    How do you get on with the external?

    superfreddy

    See my Samsung drive meant that it beeped quite loudly every so often. … See my Samsung drive meant that it beeped quite loudly every so often. Fan was als REALLY loud.



    I think the drive inside the seagate is a Samsung but I can't remember. But it works perfectly.

    superfreddy

    How do you get on with the external?



    I have a WD 2TB Blue. No issues so far, it's strong and stable.

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    tempt

    I have a WD 2TB Blue. No issues so far, it's strong and stable.



    I went to buy that from WD Refurbished but out of stock. Is it a pain having an external?

    2tb internal, never looked back since. Use a new drive and you won't have an issue.

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    Pacman786

    2tb internal, never looked back since. Use a new drive and you won't have … 2tb internal, never looked back since. Use a new drive and you won't have an issue.



    ​I did that and that's when I got the beeping issue and the fan being loud

    It's possible that there is no difference but if you do end up using a external add on Hard-drive I'd keep any multi-player games you play on the internal drive. to ensure best performance online just in case.

    superfreddy

    I did that and that's when I got the beeping issue and the fan being loud


    problem with the drive, its not uncommon that drives fail out of the box, have you tried your old drive again as it could be a problem with the ps4

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    voyager123

    problem with the drive, its not uncommon that drives fail out of the box, … problem with the drive, its not uncommon that drives fail out of the box, have you tried your old drive again as it could be a problem with the ps4



    ​It's always happened with this drive. It was in a previous phat PS4. It's a known issue down to the power consumption. It's just trying to find a drive that doesn't have this issue.

    Biggest benefit of an external drive is you can go much larger than 2TB, you cant do that with an internal drive yet as they are over 9mm in depth, plus it's the easiest option for more storage.

    I put a Seagate FireCuda 2TB in my Pro which is a hybrid drive (8 GB of NAND), which improves in game load times after a couple of loads, downside it costs more, currently just under £89 at Amazon but you do get 5 year warranty, if you don't mind the extra cost I would highly recommend it.

    FireCuda 2 TB 2.5"

    kidomega

    It's possible that there is no difference but if you do end up using a … It's possible that there is no difference but if you do end up using a external add on Hard-drive I'd keep any multi-player games you play on the internal drive. to ensure best performance online just in case.



    It makes no difference, games are loaded into memory (8 GB RAM), what do you think its doing when a game is loading?

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    4Real2016

    Biggest benefit of an external drive is you can go much larger than 2TB, … Biggest benefit of an external drive is you can go much larger than 2TB, you cant do that with an internal drive yet as they are over 9mm in depth, plus it's the easiest option for more storage.I put a Seagate FireCuda 2TB in my Pro which is a hybrid drive (8 GB of NAND), which improves in game load times after a couple of loads, downside it costs more, currently just under £89 at Amazon but you do get 5 year warranty, if you don't mind the extra cost I would highly recommend it.FireCuda 2 TB 2.5"It makes no difference, games are loaded into memory (8 GB RAM), what do you think its doing when a game is loading?



    Does your PS4's fan go crazy though? Does the drive beep at all?

    superfreddy

    Does your PS4's fan go crazy though? Does the drive beep at all?



    It's no different than running the stock drive, these drives are SMR drives and are only 7mm thick, they run cooler than PMR drives.

    youtu.be/hft…Utc
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