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kowenicki said:
rolltide101x said:


They were trying to keep the bottom line low. I can pretty much guarantee you I own more games than you and I have not had much of a problem with this. Sony made it very easy to upgrade the HDD in a PS4. An external is just to slow and I would not deal with it, USB 3.0 is only about half as fast as a SATA connection (in reality, on paper it is closer than that)

huh?

I dont think thats true.

All of my games are installed on the external HDD (the xbox one makes that your default unless you select otherwise I think) and all load faster now.

In theory, they should be pretty close. But in practice USB 3.0 has been shown to be a good bit slower than SATA III. Not really sure why...maybe there is just extra overhead with USB 3.0? Though I have heard that many USB 3.0 ports don't actually run at full speed.



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V-r0cK said:
Nice stuff! I hope that can last the rest of this generation.

But serious....take that warning sticker off your xbox one!!! lol it's one of my pet peeves (if its considered one) xD


Now that I know how much it torments you, this will never be removed from my Xbone.

May it haunt you forever....







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kowenicki said:
rolltide101x said:


They were trying to keep the bottom line low. I can pretty much guarantee you I own more games than you and I have not had much of a problem with this. Sony made it very easy to upgrade the HDD in a PS4. An external is just to slow and I would not deal with it, USB 3.0 is only about half as fast as a SATA connection (in reality, on paper it is closer than that)

huh?

I dont think thats true.

All of my games are installed on the external HDD (the xbox one makes that your default unless you select otherwise I think) and all load faster now.

If that is true then the XBOne is using older SATA connectors or sloooow HDDs. It is pretty much common sense, an outside port is ran by an inside port it is impossible for it to be faster. SATA handles much faster SSDs so it is not the choke point that would only mean it is a slow internal HDD

 

 

If I was going to get more/different storage I would get a 7200 RPM hybrid HDD and then turn the 500 GB HDD in the PS4 into an external drive. But for the most part the 5400 is sufficient



Normchacho said:
kowenicki said:
rolltide101x said:


They were trying to keep the bottom line low. I can pretty much guarantee you I own more games than you and I have not had much of a problem with this. Sony made it very easy to upgrade the HDD in a PS4. An external is just to slow and I would not deal with it, USB 3.0 is only about half as fast as a SATA connection (in reality, on paper it is closer than that)

huh?

I dont think thats true.

All of my games are installed on the external HDD (the xbox one makes that your default unless you select otherwise I think) and all load faster now.

In theory, they should be pretty close. But in practice USB 3.0 has been shown to be a good bit slower than SATA III. Not really sure why...maybe there is just extra overhead with USB 3.0? Though I have heard that many USB 3.0 ports don't actually run at full speed.

This is 100% accurate, as I said on paper USB 3.0 is not that much slower but in reality it writes at roughly half the speed as a 5400 RPM HDD on SATA



Normchacho said:
kowenicki said:
rolltide101x said:


They were trying to keep the bottom line low. I can pretty much guarantee you I own more games than you and I have not had much of a problem with this. Sony made it very easy to upgrade the HDD in a PS4. An external is just to slow and I would not deal with it, USB 3.0 is only about half as fast as a SATA connection (in reality, on paper it is closer than that)

huh?

I dont think thats true.

All of my games are installed on the external HDD (the xbox one makes that your default unless you select otherwise I think) and all load faster now.

In theory, they should be pretty close. But in practice USB 3.0 has been shown to be a good bit slower than SATA III. Not really sure why...maybe there is just extra overhead with USB 3.0? Though I have heard that many USB 3.0 ports don't actually run at full speed.


You actually have it backwards.  The HDD in the Xbox One and the PS4 push data at the same rate  3 Gbit/s (300 MB/s) transfer speed.  And the USB 3.0 on the Xbox One is faster than both at 5 Gbit/s (625 MB/s).  Games on an extral HDD load fast as more data can be transfer over the same period of time.  Someone put a SSD external drive on an Xbox One and it ran even faster.

Also, if Sony had external USB 3.0 drives to the PS4 there is no reason not to assume an fast external drive would also run games quicker than the orignal HDD. (I am assuming a PS4 has USB 3.0.)

Notes:  USB 3.0 faster than internal: http://www.dualshockers.com/2014/05/26/xbox-ones-external-storage-can-improve-loading-times-with-games/

Someone tried a SSD in a PS4 with a little improvement: http://ps4daily.com/2013/11/ps4-ssd-upgrade/



 

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pbroy said:
V-r0cK said:
Nice stuff! I hope that can last the rest of this generation.

But serious....take that warning sticker off your xbox one!!! lol it's one of my pet peeves (if its considered one) xD


Now that I know how much it torments you, this will never be removed from my Xbone.

May it haunt you forever....

LOLL!!! For the love of God peel it off!!!!!



That's cool the bigger the better,



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I have a 2TB HDD on my XBO and I love it. I only have one physical game (MCC) but other than that I'm trying to go all digital this generation. With this set up I can take all my games with me to a friends house in a small passport drive.



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