So the bad news first. PlayStation 4 will not support external hard drives. We’ve never seen it to be necessary but if massive expansion is in your future then it may be something to consider. What’s the good news? You can slap a solid state drive in your PS4 and it’ll run faster, cooler and with almost no chance of a crash.
The next generation of hardware bring a next-gen of games that are going to have massive downloads. The huge ramp-up in quality means 60+ Gigabyte downloads for some first-person, high texture games. What does that mean for the little hard drive spinning away in there day after day? A shorter life-span.
Sony is giving you the option of slippin’ in a solid state drive that will run cool and quickly and lasts a lot longer. Plus the chance of the whole thing going to pot is very remote. Solid states – as the name suggest – are stable.
How much is a solid state going to put you back? The minimum HD size for the PS4 is 160GB, and prices range from $108 for a Seagate Momentus 1TB to Samsung EVO for $596. A nice middle of the road might be the Samsung 840 EVO 250GB that’ll run gamers $175 but last a very long time.
What do you think? Is it worth the upgrade for piece of mind or why bother?