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SSD for PS4

Discussion in 'Storage Drives' started by exhumedye, Nov 15, 2018.

  1. exhumedye

    Gangster

    Joined: Nov 26, 2008

    Posts: 164

    Hey guys, what would you recommend?? I'm not sure on a budget, but would like something decent.

    Thanks guys.
     
  2. opethdisciple

    Capodecina

    Joined: May 18, 2010

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    Location: London

    Crucial, Samsung are brands I have faith in.

    What's your budget and what capacity?
     
  3. Maundie

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Oct 20, 2010

    Posts: 1,994

    I used the 1Tb Seagate SSHD as I'm not sure Playstation has TRIM support (It didn't when I bought the SSHD).

    What size were you thinking as the size/budget would determine which brand you could go for?
     
  4. exhumedye

    Gangster

    Joined: Nov 26, 2008

    Posts: 164

    Well it's not for me it's my friend who's asking, he didn't specify a budget but would like something decent. He's ideally looking for a 1TB drive though and as I know nothing about consoles I wasn't able to help him. Are there specific drives that won't work for PS4?
     
  5. UltraSBM

    Associate

    Joined: Mar 10, 2005

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    Location: Stafford

    Any particular reason why you'd want an SSD for a PS4? It makes so little difference you're better off buying a higher capacity HDD...
     
  6. rIcK

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Jan 5, 2004

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    I'd disagree with this, my games load noticeably faster. Less texture pop in during many games and big reduction in hitching in PS4 menus and many games.

    I found it made the biggest difference on my pro vs my old standard PS4.

    Running a crucial MX500 1tb in mine.
     
  7. Psycho Sonny

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    Joined: Jun 21, 2006

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    over time an SSD gets slower and slower and slower in a console due to no TRIM support, etc.

    so it's a waste of money.

    also if you want faster loading times buy a hybrid drive. i load into destiny faster than others in my fireteam and in battlefield i get into a vehicle before others have loaded in.

    hybrid drive is the only drive which makes sense for speed on a console.
     
  8. rIcK

    Wise Guy

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    TRIM shouldn't matter with modern SSD drive controllers, due to the nature of how they work now.

    SSDs additionally are so cheap these days that I'd rather spend the 25% extra on an SSD. I did some testing with my PS4 with a traditional drive, SSD and Hybrid drives. Whilst the hybrid drive could be decent it was only typically with some scenarios and repeat games. The SSD continually came out top and was the easy choice for someone wanting the best performance.
     
  9. Psycho Sonny

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    25% extra?

    show me a 2TB SSD for £60?
     
  10. rIcK

    Wise Guy

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    A 1tb SSHD I can find for around £60-65 it's only 5400rpm. A 1tb SSD can be picked up for a few pounds over £100 over the last couple of weeks.

    Whilst that's more like 40% it's still a worthwhile spend! £40 isn't a whole lot of money when I'm spending £1100 on a gfx card and £500 on cpus these days... spinning disks of all types need to go away.
     
  11. PiKe

    Capodecina

    Joined: Oct 18, 2002

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    Location: Lake District

    SSHD is the best buy for a PS4, don't need to worry about TRIM as the drive firmware deals with it.

    I have a firecuda in mine and it's noticeably faster.
     
  12. Maundie

    Wise Guy

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