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How to Install an SSD into the PS4 Slim

Jimmy takes us step by step through the process of replacing the PS4's slow smaller hard drive with a bigger, faster SSD.

Link to Install PS4 System Software: https://www.playstation.com/en-us/support/system-updates/ps4/#newinstallation

Link to Swapping Storage on Original PS4: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u8_nt2Dwf78

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I was with you up until you showed the PS4 on the carpet... :/

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CyberEarth

An SSD in a PS4 slim?

If you're going that far, you might as well be buying a Pro. This article is rubbish.

It's also quite dubious how much of a performance increase an SSD will garner on a PS4 system. I read an old tech article that said the system still throttles the drive to transfer @ the same rate as the 5400 RPM disk-based drives. But of course, that wasn't for the slim model. I doubt Sony significantly changed though.

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smokerob79

its not worth it at this point.....if i could use a external i would be happy to put a 256gb SSD drive in the PS4 as the main......for the cost of a good 500gb SSD i can get a 2tb USB 3.0 drive and a good 256gb SSD.......its just not worth it.......

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jimmythang

@smokerob79: The PS4 does not allow you to install games to an external drive unfortunately.

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smokerob79

@jimmythang: and that is why its not worth installing a SSD drive with their costs to GB ratio.....like i said "IF i could use a external i would be happy to put in a 256gb SSD".......

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jimmythang

@smokerob79: Got it. Still might be worth it to use this video to install a bigger HDD.

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smokerob79

@jimmythang: i just wish they would give us real USB support.....i have 4 60gb intel ssd drives from a raid 10 stack i would use for the games i play the most......i even have a 4 port raid controller that is USB 3.0 and would let me use all 240gb of space off a single USB port......i could also use one as a OS drive in the console plus the other 3 out side of it with the 3tb western digital green i already have on the consoles with a full sized HD cage adapter......that would be SWEET as i could use the left over parts laying around the house not in use right now........