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PS4 Pro hard drive

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Can I change the PS4 Pro Hard Drive for an ordinary 2.5" hard drive or it has to be a specific PS4 Hard Drive?

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Any old hard drive will do, just make sure it fits the same dimensions of the one you took out :).

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I took the Seagate Expansion Portable 2 TB and "unboxed" it.

But nowadays it´s easy to just hang it on as extern hard drive, e.g. the 4TB version

 

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Yes the PS4/Pro both accept any 2.5" SATA drive. You can even use an SSD if you want to shell out the money for it. I only have an OG PS4...but I put a 2TB drive in it back in 2015 and never looked back. 

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want good load times buy a 2Tb firecuda seriously have 2 in 5 of my ps4s but yeah you can do external HDDs up to 8tb just make sure its hubless (seagate backup +hub) they do not work unless they do now

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It also can't be more than 9.5mm in thickness. The 3+ terabyte ones out there are 13mm in thickness 

 

The Seagate Firecuda 2TB SSHD is popular, and I've been using one for a few years now with no problems at all

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I'd recommend a Solid State Disk. It very easy and fast to set up.

 

 They are a bit more expensive but:

- they are quieter as they have no moving parts (PS4 pro fan will drown out any noise anyway so this point is moot).

- more reliable and durable than a spinning hard disk and should last longer.

- booting up and loading time are much faster. About 10-20% faster in my experience. This might only be a couple of second per loading screen, but if you game a lot, like I do, those seconds add up to a lot of time saved. 

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25 minutes ago, gavsta72 said:

It also can't be more than 9.5mm in thickness. The 3+ terabyte ones out there are 13mm in thickness 

 

The Seagate Firecuda 2TB SSHD is popular, and I've been using one for a few years now with no problems at all

 

This. Not every 2.5" will fit in your PS4 HD slot.

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I mean @mjan8935 is right SSDs are far far Superior just $$$ wise 

-Samsung Evo 860 1TB $200 Cad 2TB $400 Cad 4TB $930 CAD

-WD Blue SSD 1TB $150 2TB $290

The Real question is how much umph do you want from you system and how much you willing to spend? 

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SSD's are just not worth it for the PS4 or Pro due to the hardware limitations. They simply cannot read an SSD fast enough anyway.

Saving a few seconds off load times really isn't worth all the extra $$$$

 

SSHD's are the best, performance and capacity wise

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37 minutes ago, gavsta72 said:

SSD's are just not worth it for the PS4 or Pro due to the hardware limitations. They simply cannot read an SSD fast enough anyway.

Saving a few seconds off load times really isn't worth all the extra $$$$

 

SSHD's are the best, performance and capacity wise

Its more than just a few seconds... SSD loads some games 60% faster. They offer a good advantage on MP games too. If you have the money then SSD is well worth it.

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