is 500gb enough for you on ps4 ???

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#1 Posted by phoenix5352 (55 posts) -

when I bought my ps3 I thought the 80gb hard disk will be more than enough for the games, but later when so many games came out I realized that it wasn't enough . and now with the ps4's memory and the big games coming on the next gen I don't think it will be enough . And this is the reason am gonna wait till there is an improvement in the ps4's memory and till that comes out I will buy a xbox one for passing out time.

#2 Edited by nyc05 (10148 posts) -

You do know that you can upgrade the PS4 HDD the same way you can on PS3, right? No need to wait for Sony to do it for you. You can make memory a non-issue right away.

As for me, no, 500gb will not be enough. I intend to go all digital with PS4 to take full advantage of remote play on Vita, so I know I'll be upgrading my HDD sooner than later.

#3 Posted by desk_jet (383 posts) -

I think it will be enough for now, but if you plan on buying most of your games digitally, then your gonna need a bigger HDD eventually. I think I will buy a 1TB HDD at launch not to worry about transferring all my stuff later. I think I will eventually need more, but we shall jump over that obstacle when we get to it.

#4 Edited by marcheegsr (2223 posts) -

I think it will be enough for me at least for a few years. I usually buy all my games. 500 gb seems massive to me. I have a 120 gb ps3 and I struggle to use all of it.

#5 Posted by raydog44 (246 posts) -

@desk_jet:

Is Sony putting out a 1TB HD or are you buying a laptop HD? Is any HD compatible or does it have to be a certain one?

#6 Edited by The_Rick_14 (9922 posts) -

@raydog44 said:

@desk_jet:

Is Sony putting out a 1TB HD or are you buying a laptop HD? Is any HD compatible or does it have to be a certain one?

I doubt Sony is putting out a 1TB HDD this early. I don't remember them ever selling different sized HDDs separate from PS3s.

My personal plan is to wait until I have a PS4 in my possession and see what others have done and how that went. I'm guessing it'll be a standard 2.5'' SATA drive with a drive speed of 5400rpm though.

#7 Posted by AwkwardTurtle42 (3 posts) -

I've survived this long with 60GB... The only thing I really download is DLC since all my games are physical not digital, so 500GB should be fine for a while at least in my case. People with PS+ will probably want a bigger hard drive for the Instant Game Collection though.

#8 Edited by The_X_Factor_9 (491 posts) -

I plan on waiting until the release of Destiny to buy a PS4. Right now, PS3 is at its peak. To think, the console's highest selling exclusive, Gran Turismo 6, still hasn't been released!

PS+ has been an awesome investment for me. I was a Day One member and the number of games in my download list is staggering. 500 GB is barely enough for me this generation.

An interesting point was made in favor of going all digital next generation with respect to Remote Play. I have a Vita with a 32 GB card...

I plan on adding the cost of a hard drive upgrade right into the cost of a PS4. I'll probably jump in when $500 nets me a console, game, and hard drive upgrade.

#9 Edited by Floppy_Jim (25072 posts) -

Don't know what they were thinking with 500GB really. It's no increase over current PS3 models and they'll be pushing PS+ from the beginning which really eats up space. I might wait for a 1TB model.

#10 Posted by The_Rick_14 (9922 posts) -

Don't know what they were thinking with 500GB really. It's no increase over current PS3 models and they'll be pushing PS+ from the beginning which really eats up space. I might wait for a 1TB model.

Assuming the download history is easier to search through and background and automatic downloading and installs work as advertised, it will be really easy to shuffle which games are downloaded and ready to play and re-download ones you want to revisit. Just keep the save files around and you're all set.

#11 Edited by Floppy_Jim (25072 posts) -

@Floppy_Jim said:

Don't know what they were thinking with 500GB really. It's no increase over current PS3 models and they'll be pushing PS+ from the beginning which really eats up space. I might wait for a 1TB model.

Assuming the download history is easier to search through and background and automatic downloading and installs work as advertised, it will be really easy to shuffle which games are downloaded and ready to play and re-download ones you want to revisit. Just keep the save files around and you're all set.

Eh....true. Thing is, games will be a lot bigger. Some NBA game or something is said to be 60GB. I don't like the thought of shuffling and re-downloading games up to that size.

#12 Edited by Trail_Mix (2021 posts) -

I'm not sure really.

I still have a decent amount of space on my 250gb PS3 over the course of this gen, even with the a few large sized digital game copies on it, but since games will be even larger in size this upcoming gen it has me questioning if 500gb is actually enough.

Only time will tell, I guess.

#13 Edited by dipdish (795 posts) -

500 GB for a PS4? Insufficient.

#14 Posted by Namgis (3513 posts) -

I haven't cracked even 1/4 of my 160gig Slim over the 4 years I've owned it. So, I wont be needing any more than that for next gen. If I am running low, I'll just delete the data I'm not using. I can always load it again if I am going to replay a title.

#15 Posted by lensflare15 (6127 posts) -

Most likely. Usually, the only thing I get of the PSN store is smaller indie games. If there's a retail copy of the game, then I will be getting that.

#16 Posted by Bigboi500 (27954 posts) -

PS4 500 GB is more than enough room for PS+ because I'm buying mostly physical copies again for the new gen.

#17 Posted by DahLong (233 posts) -

500 GB for PS4 is not going to be enough for me since i prefer to download the games instead of getting the physcial copies.

#18 Edited by TheTenth10 (3008 posts) -

I have used maybe 60Gb of my 160Gb on the PS3 with peaks at 80Gb when lots of big demos came. I have about 20Gb of music and 3Gb of pics. When I stop playing a game I remove the data at once and never play more than 3 games in the same period, non material games scare me as prices will NEVER go down as these companies are greedy and they may remove the game I like from their servers when they like.

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For the PS4 as I play 2 games at most (physical) it won't be a problem and I can't put videos/MP3/pictures at the time so most of the 500Gb are unused

#19 Posted by insanegame377 (332 posts) -

Should be more than enough for me, I dont download that much from psn and I prefer to have my games on disc as opposed to downloading them, that way I can sell them when I'm finished with them or if I dont like them.

#20 Edited by Megavideogamer (5180 posts) -

My first PS3 was the 40Gigger, I filled the HDD with only gave saves and game data. 41 games and it was full. I tracked down a PS3 60 Gigger and filled up that HDD. Next was the first PS3 slim with 120 GB HDD I even managed to fill that up. So I bought a PS3 320GB HDD slim and have not yet fill up the HDD. I sold the 40 Gigger and 120 Gigger slim.

So now I have the PS3 60 Gigger Phat, 320 Gigger Slim and 250Gigger Superslim. for a total of 630 Gigabytes across 3 PS3's

Since game data, game patches, DLC,mandatory game installs and games saves will likely increase in size during the 8th generation. 500GB is just fine to start. But I am sure I will fill up the HDD of the Playstation 4. so I'm glad Sony has made it upgradeable by the user.

Eventually the PS4 slim will arrive as Sony has redesigned all of the Playstations thus far. PS1,PS2,PS3,PSP,PSvita have all gotten their revisions and slims and superslims.

So by the time I fill up the 500GB HDD of the PS4. Sony will have released the PS4 Slim with a larger HDD. failing that I could just install a 750GB HDD in the PS4 myself.

Yes 500GB is good to start. I have no doubt I will fill it up.

#21 Posted by freedom01 (494 posts) -

as of right now its enough, but I plan on upgrading mine as soon as I get it since I know I will use up more for the rest of the consoles life cycle, I just need to know the size of the HDD, I know its going to be 2.5" but I need to know the mm part if its 9mm or 15mm

#22 Posted by --Thomas-- (920 posts) -

@raydog44 said:

@desk_jet:

Is Sony putting out a 1TB HD or are you buying a laptop HD? Is any HD compatible or does it have to be a certain one?

Any 2.5" SATA HDD will be fine. I they were to release a Sony branded HDD you'd probably have to pay extra for the exact same product with different logo.

#23 Edited by blueboxdoctor (2378 posts) -

It is kind of small. I have a 250 gb HDD in my PS3 and I only have maybe 5 gb left, and that's only after somewhere between 3 and 4 years of use. Playstation Plus is going to be what fills up space, at least on PS3 that's the case.

#24 Posted by The_Last_Ride (65945 posts) -

at launch, hell yeah. But in a year from now. Meh

#25 Posted by FinalFighters (1251 posts) -

@DahLong said:

500 GB for PS4 is not going to be enough for me since i prefer to download the games instead of getting the physcial copies.

#26 Posted by Cynical_Buzzard (216 posts) -

Sure why not.

#27 Edited by CoUGHB (11 posts) -

That all depends on your budget. I rarely own more than a few games at a time and so I can usually clean space for the HDD. Even with PS+ games, I think I'll be more than ok. I bought GTA V digital version and I regret it. I will stick to hard copies from now on if possible, of course if I owned an awesome Vita, I may have to reevaluate.

#28 Posted by Geminon (1029 posts) -

I plan on waiting until the release of Destiny to buy a PS4. Right now, PS3 is at its peak. To think, the console's highest selling exclusive, Gran Turismo 6, still hasn't been released!

PS+ has been an awesome investment for me. I was a Day One member and the number of games in my download list is staggering. 500 GB is barely enough for me this generation.

An interesting point was made in favor of going all digital next generation with respect to Remote Play. I have a Vita with a 32 GB card...

I plan on adding the cost of a hard drive upgrade right into the cost of a PS4. I'll probably jump in when $500 nets me a console, game, and hard drive upgrade.

lol wat.... GT6 isnt going to be the highest selling game for PS3.... not by a LONG shot. after the disaster that was GT5, i bet you it doesnt even meet those numbers.

#29 Posted by porkchopxp (1088 posts) -

ATM, my 320gig drive on my slim only has 9gigs left and I've been a Plus member from day one. I'd like to upgrade day 1 to 1TB just so I don't have to juggle data 2 years in and/or lose any data on a HDD upgrade with years of downloads to switch over. However, I'll have to do some homework on 1TB drives to find a must-have deal(perhaps Black Friday?). Although it's a good investment and a time-saver to upgrade at launch I'm not sure I'll have the dough for it.

On another note: I've been reading connections between digitally-downloaded games and remote play. Does this mean you can only remote play games that are store on your HD?

#30 Posted by Telekill (3948 posts) -

I have a 120GB Slim PS3 and that is enough for me.. The 500GB in the PS4 will be plenty.

Main reason being, that I prefer physical games over digital.

#31 Posted by JasonDarksavior (9360 posts) -

There's no way I'm downloading games this generation ... Heard KZ is a 50GB download. So I'm sticking with discs so 500GB is more than enough.

#32 Posted by bezza2011 (1921 posts) -

I think it's big enough for Sony to give you i mean 500gb is quite alot for a starting point, i mean it would of been nice for a 1tb drive but lets be realistic and anyway ps4 harddrives can be changed to bigger one's.

off topic but i am a little concerned more for the xbox one being 500gb and it being internal and not changable, i'm not entirely sure on what they were thinking but i guess that's for them getting more money so you buy from them and not anyone else.

On Topic 500gb is enough for now but i'm sure i'll need bigger but i am a hard copy buyer more than a digital one so i shouldn't use it all up but then again the whole ps+ thing will maybe dictate me changing it over time but it's quite simple to change over from what i here.

#33 Edited by pearlboy601 (185 posts) -

I've still got 40 GB's left on my 160GB. However, I also have over 1,000 songs save to it. Would have more if I deleted the songs. Haven't listen to them regularly in 2 years.

#34 Posted by phoenix5352 (55 posts) -

its out now that the ps4 wont have a external hard drive, now it really shouldn't be bought so soon , should be bought after few modifications are done on this issue.

#35 Posted by Boddicker (1957 posts) -

Honestly, the most I've ever filled up my 120 GB PS is 25%.

That's not because I love gaming any less, it's that this gen SUCKED!!!!!!! Except for a few outstanding titles of course.

By the numbers FPS, lame anime JRPG, and QTE event filled TPS. I have a feeling next gen won't be any different.

#36 Posted by SoNin360 (4984 posts) -

I think it'll be fine for me, that is, if I avoid digital as much as possible. Of course, that probably won't be the case because I will buy digital if the price is right, but it usually isn't unless there's some nice sales. I wonder if mandatory installs from discs will be any larger than this gen. I mean, some game installs from discs have reached 8GB, so maybe 500GB won't be enough in the long run.

#37 Posted by donalbane (15862 posts) -

I'm going digital, so probably not.

#38 Posted by Tubatica (161 posts) -

Two things:

For anyone interested there is a hard drive on newegg right now that works with PS4 that gives you 1TB of storage for 59.99 (after 20 dollar promo code). It's a samsung which I've never used but the reviews on Newegg are pretty good. I will probably be buying this myself.

Secondly, a lot of posters here haven't factored in the fact that even disc based games will require you to install the games onto the hard drive. If I'm not mistaken, this means the WHOLE game. So even if you buy discs you won't be necessarily saving space. However, I also have heard that when the game says it requires 50GB, that is simply for the installation/download process and once you actually have the game installed, the real amount of space taken on the drive would be 25GB. This is true currently with PS3 games. If you have 10 GB of space available, it will not let you download and install a game that takes 8GB.

#39 Edited by SemperFi1972 (8 posts) -

@AwkwardTurtle42: you do know that most of the games are mandatory full install and at roughly 40gigs each you looking at maybe 12 games before having to delete them.

#40 Edited by Doom_HellKnight (12120 posts) -

Due to the speed of my internet connection, I don't plan on digitally purchasing many games, so 500GB should be fine for now. I may upgrade to 1TB eventually, though.

#41 Posted by phoenix5352 (55 posts) -

yeah it might work out if you are not doing the digital download, but still the next gen games requires a mandatory installation which grabs a lot of memory. so if you have a huge collection of games then 500 gb isn't enough.

#42 Posted by freedom01 (494 posts) -

you'll need more than 500GB, highest you can go right now would be 1.5TB since there is one 1.5TB HDD that meets the requirement of 9.5mm and 5400RPM

#43 Edited by ryangcnx-2 (1156 posts) -

Nope, my ps3 has a 750gb and I have already used up over half of it and have only belong to PSN+ for less than 6 months (meaning more of it is gonna get eaten up as time passes). So in preparation, I ordered a HGST 1.5TB laptop HDD for my PS4 and it's going in it day one. Unfortunately it's only 5400 rpm, but the biggest 7200 rpm drive was 1tb and the rest were all 750gb.

Now I just gotta wait for the UPS man on Nov 15th :)

#44 Posted by Videodogg (12531 posts) -

I just purchased the 1.5TB HGST HDD that was mentioned above. I hope that will last the lifetime of my PS4...but somehow, i dont think even 1.5 TB will be enough over a 6 year period if the games keep coming in at 40-50GB a pop.

#45 Posted by phoenix5352 (55 posts) -

an extra 1.5 TB will surely be enough , even I will buy the same thing. thanks

#46 Edited by Master_Live (12353 posts) -

No.

#47 Posted by good_sk8er7 (4235 posts) -

I'll probably upgrade it.

My PS3 has a 1TB and it's practically full.

#48 Posted by NYSea (14 posts) -

So let's say I hold off on a new HDD for a few months and rack up about 200GB of stuff, since we now know PS4 doesn't support external storage, how the f**k am I supposed to back up my data and get it onto the new drive?

#49 Edited by AwkwardTurtle42 (3 posts) -

@semperfi1972 said:

@AwkwardTurtle42: you do know that most of the games are mandatory full install and at roughly 40gigs each you looking at maybe 12 games before having to delete them.

I think that would still be okay in my case, that's about as many games as I can have installed on my 60GB PS3 right now anyway. I'll just delete installs for games I'm not currently playing to make room for new ones.

#50 Posted by JohnF111 (13922 posts) -

500Gb is plenty for me, I am on PS+ but prefer keeping my installed games list tidy so if I don't think I'll be playing a game for a while it gets deleted and something else comes in. Think right now I have about 8 games installed coming to a grand total of about 25GB. So if game sizes even tripled I'll likely not crack even 200GB for a few years, 300GB with media and save files and whatever esle. Yeah 500GB is enough(for now).