Neoseeker : News : Sony teases size of PlayStation 4 hard drive, calls it "very large"
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MrGrimm May 29, 13
i just have this "hunch" where that people are going to be having problems with their harddrives, what with PS4 wanting to introduce new features like playing a game while downloading it. Plus games being generally tough on hard drives

just thought I'd add more speculation to the pile, you know...
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Shadow of Death May 29, 13
Yeah, so long as they don't cheap out on them too much, the HDDs should be fine for an entire console's lifespan. I mean, HDDs these days have something like 2 million operating hour ratings.
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Zombie_Barioth May 29, 13
quote MrGrimm
okay cool but

am i the only one who has a feeling that these disc drives are just gonna be dropping like flies

i feel like a few months after it's released I'm gonna see lots of people complaining about hard drive failures lol
What makes you say that? Their hard drives shouldn''t fail anymore than any other hard drive.
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MrGrimm May 29, 13
okay cool but

am i the only one who has a feeling that these disc drives are just gonna be dropping like flies

i feel like a few months after it's released I'm gonna see lots of people complaining about hard drive failures lol
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dilute May 28, 13


quote HU1CH13
quote Cool Ayush
I'm getting too annoyed from these damn notifications.
Change your notifications on here to 'Direct'. I done it as I felt the same, shame you can't do that when checking Neo on your phone though.
Doing so would also prevent you from getting notifications from status comments
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HU1CH13 May 28, 13
quote Cool Ayush
I'm getting too annoyed from these damn notifications.
Change your notifications on here to 'Direct'. I done it as I felt the same, shame you can't do that when checking Neo on your phone though.
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dilute May 28, 13
I'm getting too annoyed from these damn notifications.
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BlackLabel May 28, 13
quote Roy
Then the PS4 must be about $600, because that's how much the PS3 was when it first came out in November 2006. I remember because I traded my PS2 in and got $100 credit and used it towards PS3, and I paid $500.
PS3 was $600 because of the tech inside it and even at $600 Sony were taking a $400 loss on each unit. Sony may be making a loss this time as well but chances are they'll sell this console at $400-$450 as the tech in PS4 is dirt cheap. Blu-Ray drives now cost next to nothing, I could buy the equivalent CPU for $80, the equivalent GPU for $120 and this is off the shelf without the kind of bulk discounts Sony will be getting. PS4 is a different entity and as a result will most likely not mimic the PS3's pricing, which was priced high because that's the lowest price Sony could afford to sell it at.
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Roy May 28, 13
Then the PS4 must be about $600, because that's how much the PS3 was when it first came out in November 2006. I remember because I traded my PS2 in and got $100 credit and used it towards PS3, and I paid $500.
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BlackLabel May 28, 13
quote HU1CH13
Also, now with the talks of being able to record HD gameplay from the console itself that will further more chew into 500GB like it's nothing. Pretty sure from watching people on Youtube talk about how they record etc, a HD hour or two session uses up around 200-300GB.
Chances are what Sony will do is have PS4 ship with a 300Gb partition on the HDD for the game recording which will get overwritten every hour or so. If Sony do that then it'll need to come with at least 1Tb as we're already going to be installing our games and we'll also be wanting to download demos, music and movies. I think PS4 will come with 2Tb as that much space is cheap off the shelf let alone for a corporate entity buying in bulk.
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Zombie_Barioth May 27, 13
In the long run it won't really matter since chances are you'll fund yourself wanting to upgrade at some point, I think the main thing would be to have a comparible size to the PS4. Hard drive space is fairly cheap and its one of those things that makes the product look more appealing to the consumer (they do the same with RAM).

That being said what would be enought for one console isn't neccesarily enough for the other, both console are supposed to ship with their respective cameras so I don't know if that would be a factor here. For all we know with the way they're handling things each game might have a limited number of installs.
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Phil Anselmo May 27, 13
I'd be willing to bet the PS4 ships with 1TB of storage. I think the reason behind 500gb for the X1 would be Kinect being included with the console.

That's fine with me, though. I don't intend on recording game plays (aren't those going to be on the cloud anyways?) or installing every game I own. Like I said, the only way I see myself needing more than 500gb is if the DVR rumors are true.
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HU1CH13 May 27, 13
quote Phil Anselmo
We're going from 20/40/60gb with the X360/PS3 to 500gb+ this generation. That's a pretty huge leap out of the gate.
Not really. Look how quickly it was possible to fill up data during the course of the gen's lifespan and how popular full digital game sales became. 500GB isn't all that much to begin with, nevermind future-proofing storage. We don't know how big game DLC/patches/installs will be this gen, especially now that MS is finally using Blu-Ray. If the PS4 ships with anything less than 1TB as standard, I'll be less than impressed.

Big whoop, both consoles will support external HDD's, lets see how useful that will be when Sony start reducing the number of USB ports available when they bring out the revised models of the console like they done with the PS3.

Also, now with the talks of being able to record HD gameplay from the console itself that will further more chew into 500GB like it's nothing. Pretty sure from watching people on Youtube talk about how they record etc, a HD hour or two session uses up around 200-300GB.
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Phil Anselmo May 27, 13
You delete the "bits" of games you don't play anymore. Pretty simple.

At what point will you need 15 games installed? If you do, I'm sure there will be another model or like previously stated, it supports external storage. I doubt I'll need more than 500gb, so it doesn't bother me.

However, if the rumors of future DVR support are true, then hell yeah I'll definitely be upgrading.
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