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Yeah, waiting for that 2TB model circa late 2014... games are only gonna grow bigger.

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Why the shit cakes does Knack need 37GB...?

Wait, so this is a mandatory install for retail? I thought PS4 didn't have that? Pardon my ignorance.

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Slade6alpha said:
Wait, so this is a mandatory install for retail? I thought PS4 didn't have that? Pardon my ignorance.

Yosh call that cache but we don't know how it works... if it just cache the game while playing so if you play other game the cache is deleted or if the cache is forever like a install until you delete it yourself.

But to play Knack in both cases you needs at least 37GB free in the HDD.



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Slade6alpha said:
Wait, so this is a mandatory install for retail? I thought PS4 didn't have that? Pardon my ignorance.

All PS4/XB1 games will have big installs or atleast a big temp install of 5-10GB. That's because disc drive speeds only increased 3x, while ram sizes increased 16x (average vram probably ~10-14x). As the PS3 already had trouble loading everything from the disc without sacrificing quality it's a given that for these consoles most data must be loaded from hdd into ram.

For games that do a full install I imagine that it begins with a "small" 5-10GB chunk and installs the rest while you are playing or while the disc is in the drive and the console is idling or maybe even while you play something else.



does anyone know the exact specs on the the ps4 hardrive? im feeling both curious and lazy.

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Xen said:
Yeah, waiting for that 2TB model circa late 2014... games are only gonna grow bigger.


no need to wait. just put a 2TB HDD in your PS4 and you are good to go



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ethomaz said:
Slade6alpha said:
Wait, so this is a mandatory install for retail? I thought PS4 didn't have that? Pardon my ignorance.

Yosh call that cache but we don't know how it works... if it just cache the game while playing so if you play other game the cache is deleted or if the cache is forever like a install until you delete it yourself.

But to play Knack in both cases you needs at least 37GB free in the HDD.

Thanks for the clarification etho! No way am I going all digital this gen. If physical exists, it's mine.



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DD_Bwest said:
does anyone know the exact specs on the the ps4 hardrive? im feeling both curious and lazy.

SATAII 2.5" 5400RPM... same for Xbone.