PS4 Slim Upgrades Standard Storage To 1TB

PS4 Slim Upgrades Standard Storage To 1TB

Sony has bid the 500GB model goodbye.

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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Mike Williams

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M.H. Williams is new to the journalism game, but he's been a gamer since the NES first graced American shores. Third-person action-adventure games are his personal poison: Uncharted, Infamous, and Assassin's Creed just to name a few. If you see him around a convention, he's not hard to spot: Black guy, glasses, and a tie.

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