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Hard drive limit??

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Does anyone know if the hard drive can be swapped for one with more space?? If so which one is recommended and the amount of space?? Thanks.
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Yes you can upgrade the HDD. This does NOT void your warranty. The main limitations on the HDD are physical size. It must be a 2.5" SATA no higher than 9.5mm. So far the largest capacity available is 1.5T. There is a 2T but it's not available to consumers yet.

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What brand would you recommend me??
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Or, if you have the money, get a 1TB SSD, Or cheaper, but still fast, get a Hybrid drive. That would be awesome. I plan to do this, at some point.

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Amazon.com: HGST Travelstar 5K1500 1.5TB 2.5-Inch Mobile 5400 RPM 9.5mm Internal Bare Hard Disk Driv...

 

i believe this would be the best swap you could make at this point in time, otherwise you would be waiting till around summer of 2014 for this 2tb sshd to come out by seagate....at least with this, you could keep it in your ps4 until the better one comes out, then switch your ps3 hdd with this (if you still have it, which i do personally) and put the better one in your PS4.

 

once again, this is all stated in my personal opinion, not a demand or a order for you to do it, just a sugestion....

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Does it have to be a sata 2 and can the speed be faster the 5400 rpm
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prettygansta wrote:
Does it have to be a sata 2 and can the speed be faster the 5400 rpm

What type of hard drive does PS4 use?

PS4 is equipped with a 5400 RPM SATA II hard drive. Users can choose to install a new hard drive so long as it complies with these standards, is no thicker than 9.5mm, and is larger than 160GB.

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Also, as long as it IS still a Sata hard drive, any sata will work.
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Thank you I'll look into it.
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