The PS4 only has 408GB of space on the hdd. That's all?!

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#1 Posted by ghstbstr (8790 posts) -

408GB really isn't much space.

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#2 Edited by BH14 (1927 posts) -

Keep your saves and delete your installations when you feel like you are done with the game.... You could also play your game right away from disc when it is installing. Not big deal unless you are going crazy with PS+ free instant games but even with those games, you can delete and install them later on multiple times if you want. If there are free instant game that you don't want to play right away but may in the long future like 9 months away, you can "purchase" it but not choose to install it.

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#3 Edited by insanegame377 (392 posts) -

That's more than enough space IMO, just delete an installed game once you're finished with it. I was used to doing that when I had my old 60GB PS3 model anyway.

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#4 Edited by BattleSpectre (7989 posts) -

I bought my 80GB Phat boy PS3 in 2009 and it's lasted until 2013 without me needing to upgrade the HDD (I don't download songs onto my systems etc.) I think 408GB will be more than enough and if it ain't just buy a 1TB HDD for it.

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#5 Edited by dalger21 (2147 posts) -

408 is more than enough space. But the first thing you should do is upgrade the hdd to 1 TB just to make you feel secure.

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#6 Posted by SoNin360 (7071 posts) -

On the bright side I hear installing games is much quicker, so if you do delete a game installation and want to return to the game, it won't take long to do so. On the other hand, if you're downloading most games, that would be a pain to re-download them unless your internet is super fast.

I think I'll just go with the continuous uninstalling games to make room method for a while instead of tossing another immediate expense to my PS4 purchase. It should be a viable option for quite a while, but I'll only upgrade if I truly feel the need to keep more games installed at once.

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#7 Edited by _Judas_ (785 posts) -

Usually some of the space is meant for OS, future updates, future patches and stuff like that. I won't have any trouble with -only- 408 Gb. The first computer I bought had a whopping 3 Gb og storage...

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#8 Posted by MarchingOrd3rZ (24 posts) -

Seriously? Complaining about 400+ GB on a HDD? What the heck are you storing on the thing for that not to be enough??

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#9 Edited by ghstbstr (8790 posts) -
@MarchingOrd3rZ said:

Seriously? Complaining about 400+ GB on a HDD? What the heck are you storing on the thing for that not to be enough??

I like to have about 3 games at a time downloaded on the hdd that I am playing at that time. Since every game takes anywhere between 20GB to 55GB of space then yes I have a problem with only 408GB on a hdd.

Sony should have put a 1TB hdd in the PS4, but no be cheap now and in the next year or so sell a PS4 with a either 750GB or 1TB hdd for more money.

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#10 Posted by Kaze_no_Mirai (11763 posts) -

@MarchingOrd3rZ:

Some of the install sizes are pretty big. I think my ps4 is at about 300GB already. That's almost half left of the advertised storage.

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#11 Posted by The_Rick_14 (9945 posts) -

@Kaze_no_Mirai said:

@MarchingOrd3rZ:

Some of the install sizes are pretty big. I think my ps4 is at about 300GB already. That's almost half left of the advertised storage.

I have noticed that things install rather quickly though so when the day comes that I get close to running out of space, I'll just clear out a bunch of the installs from games that I don't play anymore. Should only be a slight inconvenience if I want to play an old game again to remove something else to make room. Thankfully, the PS4 displays all the installs with their sizes very clearly.

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#12 Edited by donpimp (25 posts) -

@ghstbstr: That's an odd amount, how did you determine it?

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#13 Posted by The_Rick_14 (9945 posts) -

@donpimp said:

@ghstbstr: That's an odd amount, how did you determine it?

Check the storage before you install anything and it says 408 GB. Between the OS and the fact that a "500 GB HDD" doesn't actually mean you get 500 GB of space, you are left with 408 GB.

Knowledge is Power: Link About Advertised HDD Space

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#14 Edited by donpimp (25 posts) -

@The_Rick_14: Thanks The_Rick_14 that was a good article. The PS4 operating system must be huge! Over 57GB (465.66 - 408 = 57.66GB).

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#15 Posted by Grieverr (2835 posts) -

@MarchingOrd3rZ: What are we storing? The games! Even disc based games install fully to the HDD. Believe me, I thought the same thing, I put a 320GB drive on my PS3 that's still half empty, including a good number of PS1 games and PS+ games. But these PS4 games are nuts.

How is it that DC Universe take up 20GBs, but Knack takes up almost 40GB??? I have a total of 8 games and I'm half way through this HDD. Knowing that disc games fully install to the HDD, 500GB is not enough.

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#16 Edited by ArchoNils2 (10329 posts) -

Since the HDD on my PS3 has over 600GB of data without those stupid disc installs I'm thinking about getting a 7200rpm 2TB HDD or a 1TB HHD. Anyone knows what I need to look at? 2.5'' SATA, isn't it? How thick can it be?

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#17 Posted by DuaIFace (581 posts) -

1TB are so cheap now, everyone should already have that upgrade on their minds...

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#18 Posted by The_Last_Ride (76371 posts) -

that's why i am going to install a new HDD on my PS4

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#19 Posted by dipdish (876 posts) -

@SoNin360 said:

On the bright side I hear installing games is much quicker, so if you do delete a game installation and want to return to the game, it won't take long to do so. On the other hand, if you're downloading most games, that would be a pain to re-download them unless your internet is super fast.

Co-sign. Not everybody lives in South Korea, with uber-fast connection speed.

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#20 Posted by Sokol4ever (6699 posts) -

I will be holding on for 2TB HDD, hopefully it won't be long before we have one or at least 1.5TB.

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#21 Posted by commandokock (502 posts) -

500gb is a decent start but this gen utilizes hdd space differently. all games have a mandatory install. bf4 and kz both have 30+gb installs so at that rate were looking at approaching our limit with a library of 10-12 games. 500gb would be huge if we didnt have to install every game but since we do it isnt nearly as much space as some people are thinking

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#22 Posted by MarchingOrd3rZ (24 posts) -

@Grieverr: Ah ok. I wasn't that clear on the size of the installs. Knack is 40gb? Good grief...I guess you do need more space :/

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