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5400 or 7200 RPM HDD for PS4?

Jennydotz 321 156 December 11, 2015 at 02:04 PM in Video Games (2)
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If Im looking to replace the hard Drive in a PS4, should I get a 7200 or a 5400RPM? What is the worst case scenario if a 7200 generates too much heat? Is the potential performance boost worth the risk or no? Thanks

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There are several comparisons online. Do a search "best hard drive for ps4". You will find the difference between the two is minimal. The 7200 is faster, but cost difference may not be worth it to you. Solid state would be awesome, but the cost would be like buying a new ps4 to get one that is big enough for any real usage.
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There are several comparisons online. Do a search "best hard drive for ps4". You will find the difference between the two is minimal. The 7200 is faster, but cost difference may not be worth it to you. Solid state would be awesome, but the cost would be like buying a new ps4 to get one that is big enough for any real usage.
thanks. I've been searching, and I don't see a good definitive answer. I see people saying the 7200 will run hotter, but how much does that really matter. as far as price, the ones I've looked at seemed comparable (7200 vs 5400).
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you really should get a 5400 rpm hdd , a 2,5 inch sataII 5400 rom drive that is 9,5 mm thick or less
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I'm upgrading to a 7200 or a hybrid drive, ssd would be ideal if they weren't so expensive
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I'm upgrading to a 7200 or a hybrid drive, ssd would be ideal if they weren't so expensive
Why 7200 over 5400?
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Why 7200 over 5400?
noticeable performance increase, comparison videos are on youtube
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Quote from Jennydotz View Post :
thanks. I've been searching, and I don't see a good definitive answer. I see people saying the 7200 will run hotter, but how much does that really matter. as far as price, the ones I've looked at seemed comparable (7200 vs 5400).
Here are some of the articles I read when did my swap. You will see in the comparisons that the 7200 is only a second or two faster on load, but during play its the same. I bought the Samsung Spinpoint M9T 2TB, which is recommended a lot. This seems like a lot of material, but there are several that included how-tos for the swap, as well as video comparisons. And they are fast reads.

As I said, to save 1 or 2 seconds on load time only wasn't really worth the added cost for a 7200 and risk heat hissues and more noise. Although the PS4 is well ventilated and already loud because of the cooling fans, I really don't think it would make that much difference. Again, it's only really faster on the initial game loading, not while playing.

http://www.eurogamer.net/articles...ps4-to-2tb

http://www.ign.com/wikis/playstat...Comparison

https://www.reddit.com/r/PS4/comm...0_vs_7200/

http://www.ign.com/articles/2015/...hard-drive

http://www.tomshardware.com/revie...695-3.html

http://www.trustedreviews.com/new...s4-storage

http://www.ps4playstation4.com/ps...eplacement

Hope this helps.
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Higher capacity usually means higher density which means higher speed. So, a large, slow drive will perform respectably compared to a small, fast drive.

Also, PS4 games need lots of hard drive. I have a 1TB drive in my PS3, it's half full after years. I have the stock 500GB in my PS4, it's half full after a couple weeks.

With those thoughts in mind, I plan to upgrade my PS4 to a 2TB 5400rpm drive when it's needed.
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7200?Will better lol
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2tb 5400rpm might be slightly faster than 500gb due to larger platters.I have a 2tb and tons of games. no regrets.
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Here are some of the articles I read when did my swap. You will see in the comparisons that the 7200 is only a second or two faster on load, but during play its the same. I bought the Samsung Spinpoint M9T 2TB, which is recommended a lot. This seems like a lot of material, but there are several that included how-tos for the swap, as well as video comparisons. And they are fast reads.

As I said, to save 1 or 2 seconds on load time only wasn't really worth the added cost for a 7200 and risk heat hissues and more noise. Although the PS4 is well ventilated and already loud because of the cooling fans, I really don't think it would make that much difference. Again, it's only really faster on the initial game loading, not while playing.


Hope this helps.
Thanks you so much, I appreciate your time!
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Thanks you so much, I appreciate your time!

I am curious to what you have decided.
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