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Can you install an SSD into the PS4?


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#1 KupoBitches

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Posted 12 June 2013 - 09:50 PM

Anybody know anything?
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Posted 12 June 2013 - 10:27 PM

If the ps3 can I can't see why you can't on PS4. The important question is will the ps4 actually take advantage of an ssd drive.
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Posted 12 June 2013 - 10:31 PM

To maintain longterm optimal performance the PS4 OS and SATA chipset will need to support TRIM command for SSDs.  I haven't heard anything about this, but from a purely physical standpoint you should be able to plug an SSD in the PS4 and it will probably work.  And to take full advantage of the read/write speeds a SATA 6 gbps port is needed, although an SSD bottlenecked by a SATA 3 gbps port is still a lot faster than a hard drive.
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Posted 12 June 2013 - 10:39 PM

PS3 can so I'd expect the PS4 to do the same.

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Posted 12 June 2013 - 10:43 PM

You gonna have a copy of PS4's operating system to take advantage of those speeds dogg?

No you say?

THEN WHATS THE POINT?

#6 KupoBitches

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Posted 12 June 2013 - 11:00 PM

View PostDGH, on 12 June 2013 - 10:43 PM, said:

You gonna have a copy of PS4's operating system to take advantage of those speeds dogg?

No you say?

THEN WHATS THE POINT?

Well I'd assume games that are installed to the HD will read much faster and reduce in game loading substantially.
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Posted 12 June 2013 - 11:35 PM

View PostDGH, on 12 June 2013 - 10:43 PM, said:

You gonna have a copy of PS4's operating system to take advantage of those speeds dogg?

No you say?

THEN WHATS THE POINT?

Fast load times in games downloaded to the drive of course.

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Posted 13 June 2013 - 12:27 AM

By the sounds of it people wanted more than 500 gigs, why would you put a SSD in there?
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Posted 13 June 2013 - 01:10 AM

View PostKeyser_Soze, on 13 June 2013 - 12:27 AM, said:

By the sounds of it people wanted more than 500 gigs, why would you put a SSD in there?

to make teh inexpensive 399.00 console a 799.00 console

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Posted 13 June 2013 - 01:48 AM

View PostDGH, on 13 June 2013 - 01:10 AM, said:

to make teh inexpensive 399.00 console a 799.00 console

Good thing they saved that 100 bucks and can sell their games.
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Posted 13 June 2013 - 07:28 AM

View PostKeyser_Soze, on 13 June 2013 - 12:27 AM, said:

By the sounds of it people wanted more than 500 gigs, why would you put a SSD in there?

Better performance.

I'll just keep the games downloaded to the HD that I am playing currently and re-install them at a later date if I need too. Also, transitioning to PC gaming over the past couple of months has really spoiled me on load times and Steam has made me fall in love with a digital collection.
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Posted 13 June 2013 - 07:29 AM

Somewhere someone is going to put in a 1 TB SSD into their PS4
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Posted 18 July 2013 - 04:00 PM

View Posthioh631, on 12 June 2013 - 10:39 PM, said:

PS3 can so I'd expect the PS4 to do the same.
just because it works doesn't mean the HDD controller will run it at SSD speeds. No one has mentioned it yet for the ps3.    It appears that the XB1 will be using a Hybrid drive so it can get that SSD performance with flash cache
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Posted 18 July 2013 - 04:39 PM

View PostDGH, on 12 June 2013 - 10:43 PM, said:

You gonna have a copy of PS4's operating system to take advantage of those speeds dogg?

No you say?

THEN WHATS THE POINT?

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Posted 18 July 2013 - 08:23 PM

In 3-4 years from now, when these consoles are at their half-way point, SSD pricing will become a non-issue. 1-2 TBs for $200 or so, probably even less. So yeah, it'd be nice if Sony thought ahead and allowed us to take full advantage of SSD speeds. If not, then PS5. :(

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Posted 18 July 2013 - 08:33 PM

I remember reading where someone put one in their PS3 and did some benches.  Sped up load times a far amount in some games.  I think they said GT5 benefited a lot.
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Posted 18 July 2013 - 09:32 PM

View PostTomCat, on 18 July 2013 - 04:00 PM, said:

just because it works doesn't mean the HDD controller will run it at SSD speeds. No one has mentioned it yet for the ps3. It appears that the XB1 will be using a Hybrid drive so it can get that SSD performance with flash cache


Unfortunately hybrid drives haven't gotten to actual SSD levels of performance unless you're talking about super cheap off brand SSD's and even then, they're slower (I have hybrids in all my PC's).  That being said, they're a much better solution than a standard mechanical drive.  For what you pay you're pretty much getting 10K RPM perf for the most part thanks to the flash nand.
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Posted 18 July 2013 - 09:43 PM

View PostLucian04, on 18 July 2013 - 09:32 PM, said:




Unfortunately hybrid drives haven't gotten to actual SSD levels of performance unless you're talking about super cheap off brand SSD's and even then, they're slower (I have hybrids in all my PC's).  That being said, they're a much better solution than a standard mechanical drive.  For what you pay you're pretty much getting 10K RPM perf for the most part thanks to the flash band.
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Posted 18 July 2013 - 09:49 PM

View PostDre801, on 18 July 2013 - 08:33 PM, said:

I remember reading where someone put one in their PS3 and did some benches.  Sped up load times a far amount in some games.  I think they said GT5 benefited a lot.

http://www.gtplanet....s3-ssd-upgrade/




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