A question about PS4 HDD replacement and specifications.

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#1 Posted by Transoceanic7 (77 posts) -

I am fairly unfamiliar with swapping out hard drives in consoles, but have seen that the PS4 comes with a 500GB SATA II 5400 RPM hard drive at 9.5mm thick.

My question is that if I am going to replace this hard drive with something larger, what specifications do I need to ensure the new Hard Drive actually meets?

I know that many are saying it definitely cannot be larger than 9.5mm, but does it need to be SATA II? Does it need to be 5400 RPM? Thanks for your help with this.

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#2 Posted by The_X_Factor_9 (502 posts) -

I'd get this...


You're welcome.

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#3 Posted by Tanden_Stoker (55 posts) -

sata II or sata III, as sata III is backwards compatible with sata III.

i recommend 5400 rpm, as 7200rpm generates more heat, and as the power brick is alrdy inside the ps4 you dont want to overheat your baby :p

Second it is true, it cant be larger then 9.5 mm and has to have atleast 160gb of storage.

Hope this helps