PS4 Slim Upgrades Standard Storage To 1TB

Sony has bid the 500GB model goodbye.

News by Mike Williams, .

Sony announced today that there's a new PlayStation 4 Slim on the market in North America. This isn't a hardware refresh though. Instead, the new Slim subs out the old 500GB hard drive for a new standard 1TB hard drive. The price of the system remains the same at $299.99

This puts the PS4 Slim in storage parity with the PlayStation 4 Pro, which launched with a 1TB hard drive. That's good, because an avid PlayStation 4 owner has likely run into the storage limit at least once, given that every game installs itself to the hard drive.

Sony also addressed this problem with a recent system update, allowing users to finally store games on external hard drives. PS4 Update 4.50 added external hard drive support last month, after fans had asked for the feature since launch.

"With this update, you have the option to store content to an external HDD. Just plug a USB 3.0 HDD into your PS4, and voilà, you now have more space on the console. This is compatible with HDDs up to 8TB in size. You can download and install applications directly to your extra storage, and the saved contents are easily manageable through the settings menu," said Sony at the time.

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  • Avatar for SIGGYZtar #1 SIGGYZtar A year ago
    The Toshiba 500GB that came with my PS4 was really slow, took me five minutes to get into FFXV. I replaced it as soon as possible, and am using it as a backup drive.
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  • Avatar for Frosty840 #2 Frosty840 A year ago
    It'd be nice if Sony could put together something like the SteamMover program.
    If you've not used it, it's something that will let you keep a main Steam library on a big, slower drive, and then transfer the games you want onto smaller, faster drives (presumably an SSD), and keep the two or three games you're playing the most on that until you get bored, transfer them back onto the slower drive and "promote" something else onto the SSD.
    I could really do with something similar for my PS4; download all my games to a big, external drive, and then move the ones I think I'm going to play today onto an internal SSD.
    It's probably too "PC" and manual for most console owners though (not you guys, the "COD & Madden" crowd).
    Honestly, I've always found it strange that hybrid drives never really took off for sizes larger than 500GB. A 2-3TB drive with 20GB of intelligent, high-speed storage would be perfect for most console gamers, but they've simply never materialised on the market.
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