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HDD shopping in advance of PS firmware 4.5? Portable, mains powered or multiple thumb drives?

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Portable or mains powered?

Portable. (Max 3TB on budget 4 30.77%
 
Mains powered. (Max 5TB on budget) 4 30.77%
 
Makes no difference either way. 1 7.69%
 
Go for a SATA internal HD... 2 15.38%
 
Go for a SATA internal SS... 1 7.69%
 
Multiple flash drives in smaller data sizes. 1 7.69%
 
Total:13

Its finally happening. :D Time to start shopping for drives, please share what you have or intend on getting. Lets find the deals! :D

Just sold my PS4 Pro to fund all the games coming this spring and hopefully PSVR soon but now there is also this beautiful news of external HDD support. Here are the two that have caught my interest. Should I pop down the money right now? Or are there better deals out there? Will they work? Please advise and thank you in advance. 

For the main external HDD (Films/games/music and OS back up) I'm looking at this 4TB (Maybe 5) Desktop Hard Drive with USB Hub for  €174.99. 

Seagate Backup Plus Desktop drives are available in capacities up to 8 TB and come with a USB 3.0 hub option. With cross-platform compatibility, exceptional reliability and speed, you can back up just about everything. Plus you can conveniently back up and share your digital favourites with the included cloud storage service. 

  • Back up. Connect. Recharge. Equipped with two integrated USB ports on the front, you can back up your files, precious photos and videos while connecting to and recharging your tablet, smartphone or camera — even if your system is off or in standby mode.
  • Storage space 4TB: GB280 hours of video, 400000 MP3s, 8000000 photos, .
  • USB 2.0.
  • USB 3.0.
  • Weight 1.06kg.
  • Size H11.8, W4.1, L19.8cm.

 

Or MULTIPLE (3 or so) of these SanDisk Ultra Fit 150MB/s USB 3.0 Flash Drive - 128GB for  €46.99 each.

 

This ultra-small, low profile drive stays put for extra storage, or moves media super-fast between devices. Enjoy performance speeds up to ten times faster than USB 2.0 drives. 

  • Move media super-fast wherever you go - the wait is over with high speed USB 3.0 performance. Now it's easier than ever to share your videos, photos and music collection among devices. Transfer a full-length movie up to 10 times faster than standard USB 2.0 drives.
  • Grey.
  • Read; write; erase.
  • Read speed 150Mbps.
  • USB 3.0 compatibility.
  • Password protected.



 

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-Android user, please be gentle with critique on my spelling.

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You sold your pro? I'm sorry for your loss. But, I'd like all my stuff to be local. I'd much rather just upgrade the PS4 to 2, or 3TB and be done with it. That's just me, though. Would love if we could get music locally too.



Burning Typhoon said:
You sold your pro? I'm sorry for your loss. But, I'd like all my stuff to be local. I'd much rather just upgrade the PS4 to 2, or 3TB and be done with it. That's just me, though. Would love if we could get music locally too.

No loss at all, I don't see any need for it just yet, there are way to many good games coming out that I want to buy and I want PSVR just a tad big more once I can find a unit. I'll pick one up again once I have a 4k TV and stable bank balance for buying games. The reason I don't wanna go SATA and haven't done is because it's singularly purposed and I wasted so much money swapping them on ps3, habing them break and getting trapped with data issues anyway. external is cheaper, can be used for multiple devices, can swap films/TV shows around with mates and all the good stuff. Oh and can't you download from spofity? 



 

Everything in the above reply is my opinion, from my own perspective and not representative of reality outside of my own head!

-Android user, please be gentle with critique on my spelling.

I got a Seagate 4TB powered external for my Xbox One S. I've had no issues with it and it has been extremely reliable. And it only cost me $99 on a Amazon sale.



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I was considering upgrading my internal HDD in the pro to a SSD. But couldn't justify spending $200 for a 500GB SSD which was less than half of the storage capacity in the pro.

 

But now everything is different. Heres what I'm gonna do.

I'll spend $77 for the 250GB SSD from WD 

And then $110 for this 4TB HDD from WD

This way I can have an nternal SSD drive in the pro and put like 2-3 games on it at anytime, then have all my other games on the HDD. If there is  a game i  am playing a lot or going to play a lot, that goes ont the SSD.



Why is the Segeate so overpriced? You can get an Intenso for under 200€ with 5TB

https://www.amazon.de/Intenso-6031516-externe-Festplatte-5400rpm/dp/B00WT7Z156/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1486224308&sr=8-3&keywords=8TB&th=1



I bought a Mushkin Reactor 1TB SDD for around $200 when I bought my Pro. Installed it before I even turned the thing on for the first time at launch. It is a good value for the speeds it produces even for an SSD with a few years on it. Now that external HDD is supported I may consider grabbing one for extra storage to offload all these games.



Before the PS3 everyone was nice to me :(

Dont buy the thumb drives, it has to be a minimum of 250GB



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