I can't speak from experience, but am looking at drives at the moment and I saw this one reviewed by Gamesradar and they said it was one of the best drives for Ps4 and no mention of this issue. It doesn't mean it isn't there as I am not sure how well they test, if at all.Hi guys,
For those of you that have installed the Seagate Firecuda on your PS4's, I have read reports that these drive have fireware which causes the drives to spin down "aggressively". For example, when left for 3-4 minutes the drive will spin down and then this will make the console unresponsive for a second whilst the drive spins back up.
Is this true? I am torn between this Firecuda or the M9T/Barracuda.
Both are 3.5" drives so need to be connected to the mains. Wouldn't you rather go for a 2.5" USB powered drive instead?Just looking at a couple of external hdds for the ps4 pro - any thoughts on which would be the better bet?
Seagate Expansion 3 TB USB 3.0 Desktop 3.5 inch External Hard Drive for PC, Xbox One and PlayStation 4: Amazon.co.uk: Computers & Accessories
Maxtor D3 3 TB USB 3.0 External Hard Drive - Black: Amazon.co.uk: Computers & Accessories
Yes, you can get external 3TB 2.5" portables. These wouldn't need to be connected to the mains like the two you linked toExternal?
The only thing is that maxtor I linked has a disk speed of 7200rpm so wonder if that tips it in it's favour?Yes, you can get external 3TB 2.5" portables. These wouldn't need to be connected to the mains like the two you linked to
Maxtor M3 3 TB Portable External Hard Drive - Black: Amazon.co.uk: Computers & Accessories
or even 4TB
Maxtor M3 4 TB USB 3.0 Slimline Portable Hard Drive - Black: Amazon.co.uk: Computers & Accessories
I don't know if these drives are any good as I don't own one.
Well the stock drive inside a PS4 is 5400rpm, so it wouldn't be slower than what you already have installed on the internal drive. I just think you'll find it a pain to have the drive always connected to the mains.The only thing is that maxtor I linked has a disk speed of 7200rpm so wonder if that tips it in it's favour?
Went with a 2TB 2.5 seagate external hdd in the end. Appreciate your advice mate.Well the stock drive inside a PS4 is 5400rpm, so it wouldn't be slower than what you already have installed on the internal drive. I just think you'll find it a pain to have the drive always connected to the mains.
I'm just waiting for the inevitable price drop on the Pro when the XB1X launches then I'll be in exactly this situation. I have decent internet so was just going to delete as much as I can that can be re-downloaded and then do the backup once it will fit on the 500gb drive I moved out of the PS4 before going 2tb. During the day when the schools aren't off, it'll down it all in a few hours. Then I'll use the 1tb in the caddy the 2tb came in as my new off-site backup for the PCAlso - I have a PS4 that I put a 2TB drive in when I got it. Could I just take that out and put it into the Pro? I'm assuming that should work? I could then put the original 500GB drive back into the PS4 before I flog it.
I could then put the 1TB drive from the Pro nto the external housing I have from the 2TB drive I bought and use as an external for the Pro.
UPDATE: I now realise I'll still have to back up the 2TB drive before putting in Pro. Bugger.
That one needs to be plugged into the mains with an AC Adapter, so would be a right pain.im looking for a large capacity reliable external HDD for the ps4 pro, that connects with the fastest usb connection (im guessing 3.0) any recommendations 1TB just isnt enough any recommendations links? 3/4tb probably enough
answered my own question looks like the seagates are popular and have all my requirements.
this is a great deal
Seagate Expansion 4TB USB 3.0 Desktop External Hard Drive - Ebuyer
Done.I'm thinking of going from 1TB to 2TB with this:
Anything I need to do first?
I assume it's swap HD, reinstall OS, and all games etc.
The HDD I'm fairly certain would format itself automatically on the new systemSilly question, I have PS4 Pro in the UK. I am working over in Copenhagen and thinking about getting a PS4 slim for over there. If I load the games onto an external hdd in the UK, can I just unplug and take the HDD to Copenhagen and plug it into the new system?