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Photos show how to replace the PS4 hard drive

Friday, 18th October 2013 12:16 GMT By Dave Owen

We already knew that we would be able to remove and upgrade the PlayStation 4′s hard drive, if we felt so inclined. Now the PC specialist site Computer Bild has posted some detailed photos showing someone doing just that. Apparently the hard drive is located underneath the glossy exterior panel on top of the device. I don’t know the first thing about hard drives, and removing it doesn’t look too complicated at all.

Thanks, IGN.

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12 Comments

  1. Talkar

    Hopefully the PS4 will be able to take advantage of an SSD if i decide to use that instead of a HDD. Really sucked the PS3 wasn’t able to utilize it properly :/

    #1 11 months ago
  2. VibraniumSpork

    That’s it baby, let’s see what you got under there!

    #2 11 months ago
  3. Silent Killer01

    Ok, now we just need photos on how to replace the Xbox one’s hard drive…. ow nevermind.

    #3 11 months ago
  4. CyberMarco

    @2 What-the-actual-fuck!!! o.O

    #4 11 months ago
  5. zoopdeloop

    @3 patience there will be in short time…on how to replace the Xbox One itself :P

    #5 11 months ago
  6. monkeygourmet

    First thing I would do is whip out the old HD and stuff a 500gb SSD in that Daddy Station 4.

    #6 11 months ago
  7. CPC_RedDawn

    I heard/read somewhere that thr PS4 and Xbox One both still use Sata2 connection for the hard drives. So no they will not be able to take advantage of an SSD to its full potential. It looks like its yet another way they skimpt on hardware for the new systems yo keep prices down.

    Hopefully this is false and they use Sata3.

    #7 11 months ago
  8. traumadisaster

    No not sata2. Come on…we are all generally becoming more aware of technology and understand hardware concepts, for instance I know what sata cables even are now.

    #8 11 months ago
  9. ps4fanboy

    @5 haha good one

    #9 11 months ago
  10. Hybridpsycho

    Everything I can find about this says that the PS4 features Sata 3, the CPU supports it as well.

    If this is the case then the PS4 will actually be able to utilize an SSD really well, depending on the quality of the port as well obviously.

    #10 11 months ago
  11. Hyperx64

    Xbox One supports External USB 3.0 drives, so I don’t know what you are on about. And the console has 3 X USB 3.0 ports so there is plenty of room for expansion.

    #11 11 months ago
  12. MrWaffles

    @6 + @Everyone

    Why aren’t we all calling it the “Daddy Station” again?

    #12 11 months ago

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