Neoseeker : News : Sony teases size of PlayStation 4 hard drive, calls it "very large"
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ELiTEpkX Apr 14, 13
Well anything less then 500gb is to little for a modern day console. My Xbox 360 has a 400gb total a HDD, and 3 flash drives. The flash drives are maxed and the hard drive has 12gb left. 1TB for a starting HDD in the basic console set would be perfect imo. Also since games will be full HD now not this up scaling crap the space needed will be greater. I would add the fact the both systems will use Bluray and games would take advantage of the space (though unsure for pc on this I would think streaming or download on pc maybe.)
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Turbulence May 26, 13
quote AznLiquid
They're pushing digital games and some current gen titles are already hitting 20GB. Anything less than 2TB would be an embarrassment.
I totally agree with your statement AznLiquid! I really am hoping that they dont go for nothing less then 2TB
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BlackLabel May 27, 13
I'm wondering if Microsoft have showed their hand too early confirming that Xbox One ships with a 500Gb HDD. I mean just like the RAM chips a HDD switch is an easy switch for Sony. Maybe Sony will take the data they've learned from comments sections all over the world about Xbox One to make sure the HDD is more than capable.
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Phil Anselmo May 27, 13
quote BlackLabel
I'm wondering if Microsoft have showed their hand too early confirming that Xbox One ships with a 500Gb HDD. I mean just like the RAM chips a HDD switch is an easy switch for Sony. Maybe Sony will take the data they've learned from comments sections all over the world about Xbox One to make sure the HDD is more than capable.
Does it matter? The X1 supports external storage via USB and I'm sure the PS4 will support extra storage as well.
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BlackLabel May 27, 13
quote Phil Anselmo
quote BlackLabel
I'm wondering if Microsoft have showed their hand too early confirming that Xbox One ships with a 500Gb HDD. I mean just like the RAM chips a HDD switch is an easy switch for Sony. Maybe Sony will take the data they've learned from comments sections all over the world about Xbox One to make sure the HDD is more than capable.
Does it matter? The X1 supports external storage via USB and I'm sure the PS4 will support extra storage as well.
It doesn't hurt to ship with a decent size drive by default as you shouldn't have to augment the capacity with an external drive, yet 500Gb is that small it becomes a necessary purchase which it shouldn't be.
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Phil Anselmo May 27, 13
Is it really necessary? There's no indication as to how that'll be fully used, though. I had a 250gb HDD with the X360 and I don't think I ever had close to 100gb, and that's with my profile, dlc & games I played most often installed.

I understand we're going from 5-8gb games to 15-50, but whats the point of having every game you own installed? If you choose to do that, get a cheap external HDD. Its left to the consumer this go around, & that's the way it should be.
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BlackLabel May 27, 13
I guess we're completely different users as I prefer to have as much of my collection installed and ready to go so the more space the consoles ships with the better. I mean I'm not having a go at Microsoft for allowing external drives as I'll likely need an external drive for PS4 even if it ships with 4Tb, but I would have liked more than 500Gb by default in the Xbox One.
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Phil Anselmo May 27, 13
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.
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Roy May 27, 13
I am either going with 500GB or it's 750GB maybe? I can definitely see 750 GB, just don't see them doing 1TB or 2TB just yet, maybe after a few years after its release.
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Reason 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, considering every game will need to be installed now, and it's in par with a lot of current PCs.
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Phil Anselmo May 27, 13
quote Reason
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, considering every game will need to be installed now, and it's in par with a lot of current PCs.
Back when the X360/PS3 were released, the average computer had around 200gb, and those consoles shipped with 20 & 40/60gb.

I don't understand the constant PC comparisons. Can people not understand the concept that consoles can do more with less?

20gb to 500gb is a big jump, no matter how you look at it.
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Reason May 27, 13
quote Phil Anselmo
quote Reason
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, considering every game will need to be installed now, and it's in par with a lot of current PCs.
Back when the X360/PS3 were released, the average computer had around 200gb, and those consoles shipped with 20 & 40/60gb.

I don't understand the constant PC comparisons. Can people not understand the concept that consoles can do more with less?

20gb to 500gb is a big jump, no matter how you look at it.
But it's not a big jump, it's just technological progress. Standard hard drive space was a lot smaller when the last generation was released.
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Phil Anselmo May 27, 13
Um, I know. I just said that.

I don't even.
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Zombie_Barioth May 27, 13
I think what he means to say is whats considered the "standard" size has changed. Now a days 500GB is pretty much considered the minimum, even the recent PS3 models have been shipping with that much space. What was fine 5-10 years ago doesn't really mean much now.

Keep in mind that at least with the Xbox one all games need to be installed, and with better hardware comes bigger games and bigger file sizes. Thats where the PC comparison comes into play since they're a lot closer to mid-range PCs spec-wise. Your argument would make perfect sense for the PS4 (just look at the Wii U) but Microsoft is the one making installs mandatory so you won't have that choice to not install everything.
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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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