Do you have more games you want to store in your PlayStation 4 hard drive? The only way out is to buy a hard drive with more storage space. The ps4 hard drive installation process will be easy and quick. So you should worry more about the disk itself. There are a few options at your disposal, including a solid-state drive, mechanical drive and Solid State hybrid drive. Making a choice can be trickier than you think. But here are easy ways to do it.
Performance and price
If you want to get a low-priced drive with flawless performance, the best pick is the mechanical one. This disk will increase your PS4 storage space twice as much. At the same time, it will minimize the length of time some games would take to load. Above all, it is competitively priced seeing that most products are below seventy dollars. But the price might be slightly higher if you want a hard drive larger than the 2.5-inch with the same operating capacity. The 1TB drive is the most economical yet its performance is reliable. The 2TB drive is very good if you can do with even more space. There are many products you can select and they are similar in many ways except a tiny speed difference.
Type of hard drive
As hinted earlier, a ps4 hard drive is available in a number of forms. You could get a standard drive with a capacity of only 500GB and relatively higher load times than other options. But it is the best when you have a little money to spend. Other options are SSDs (solid state drives) with a capacity of 500GB going up. Its difference with the standard drive is that it has relatively shorter load times. Then you have the SSHD hybrid drive options with a capacity of 1TB going up. Just like the SSD, this might not offer the best speeds yet it is more expensive than the standard hard drive. If your biggest concern is cash, you might want to try the RMP mechanical drives.
PS4 size restrictions
This is a factor you should keep in mind when upgrading your hard drive. Installation will be extremely easy. But if you have a hard drive that does not conform to PS4 size limitations, you can still use it. You only require a SATA cable to connect your drive to the device. But this will run like an external drive. Don’t try to connect it via a USB port though. It worked only with the previous PS3 and Xbox One. While you can use the SATA cable just fine, you will have to leave your PS4 drive open. So it is easier to just buy an internal drive that fits. In case you want a tailor made drive for the PS4, there are options online. These are viable solutions to people who have physically larger drives they want to attach to their Play Station 4. All the same, avoid buying an item that is not fully tested by others.
What to do after buying
Before you install your new hard disk for your PS4, back-up all your files. This is because the replacement process will erase data stored on the older drive. So all your games, app installations, Wi-Fi settings will all be lost. Your account settings data is stored under your PSN account. Once you are done with the new drive installation, it will be easier to transfer the details of your account to the PS4 and log in. After accessing your account, ensure that you download your favorite games and other files you might have purchased from PlayStation Store. All other backups can stay in your USB disk or online if you are a PS Plus user.…