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Everybody who says "It only takes a few minutes to install games", do this little experiment:

-Delete your game.
-Reinstall it an try to do anything besides play a new game.

How did that work out for you?

A lot of games let you download or install a little intro sample of a new game. Maybe it's a fighting game and it lets you have access to a couple of characters while the rest of the game installs. More often than not, a new game lets you get to a title screen while you wait for the rest of the game to download or install. This whole "PS4 installs a whole game in minutes" thing is a myth!

That's why I have a huge amount of storage and I don't uninstall anything! So thankful for external HDD support! Good luck to you OP. Super Meat Boy is a great (but HARD!) game.



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twintail said:
BraLoD said:

I wish I was European...

lol

 

but really you should try that and see if it has any effect.

I'll once I have my new drive.

Aeolus451 said:
BraLoD said:

19GB seems like a random number xP

I did some search and there are people claiming to have over 80GB of dead space, looks like a random bug.

Yeah, same here, first time it didn't bug me out, this time it's ridiculous.

Well, I've had it happen more than a few times when I tried install a new game or expansion to a game. I'm fairly certain that it reserves space for system updates and updates to apps/games. 

But it sounds so random based on some people feedback.



Blood_Tears said:
I just bought a 5TB external for the PS4 and this type of stuff is no longer a problem for me. Do yourself a favor and get something similar. So much easier.

Yeah I already got a 4TB one.

think-man said:
I'm constantly having to delete stuff to make room on my PS4. I'm considering upgrading to a bigger HD.

Do it, I did.



KBG29 said:
BraLoD said:

I didn't even knew 4TB SSD where a thing, how much does it even costs?

Korvo_Attano said:

4TB SSD? That baby must have cost a fortune!

Bought mine for $1,500 when the PS4 Pro came out. Seen it as low as $1,299.99.

They just lanuched a 4TB EVO 960 Pro for the cool price of $1,899.99.

A bit spendy, but I am trying to do my part in being an early adapter. Hope they can hit their targets, and get price down to HDD levels by 2020. SSD is supposed to fall below HDD $/TB in the early 2020's, and capacity capacity gap is supposed to start widening exponentially. 

Damn you sure have some spare money, hope it's worth it for you.

KLAMarine said:
BraLoD said:

Does the PS4 even have this folder?

I confess, I lied. You need to take apart your PS4 and wash it. If you don't wash your electronics, they'll start acting up.

Can I use a toothbrush or do I need something as big as that?



d21lewis said:

Everybody who says "It only takes a few minutes to install games", do this little experiment:

-Delete your game.
-Reinstall it an try to do anything besides play a new game.

How did that work out for you?

A lot of games let you download or install a little intro sample of a new game. Maybe it's a fighting game and it lets you have access to a couple of characters while the rest of the game installs. More often than not, a new game lets you get to a title screen while you wait for the rest of the game to download or install. This whole "PS4 installs a whole game in minutes" thing is a myth!

That's why I have a huge amount of storage and I don't uninstall anything! So thankful for external HDD support! Good luck to you OP. Super Meat Boy is a great (but HARD!) game.

I'll git gud.



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d21lewis said:

Everybody who says "It only takes a few minutes to install games", do this little experiment:

-Delete your game.
-Reinstall it an try to do anything besides play a new game.

How did that work out for you?

A lot of games let you download or install a little intro sample of a new game. Maybe it's a fighting game and it lets you have access to a couple of characters while the rest of the game installs. More often than not, a new game lets you get to a title screen while you wait for the rest of the game to download or install. This whole "PS4 installs a whole game in minutes" thing is a myth!


The myth is it lets you play your game after a few minutes, while it downliads the rest of the game in the background, which is true. Install times are still way below X1’s.



The tips already given are pretty good. I just try to leave 100+GB free on my 2TB internal. I have a 1TB external to assist but I still occasionally run into problems. Thankfully, I've been beating a lot more games lately and will finally be able to delete some things (like Doom + FF15 and their absurd size).



KBG29 said:
BraLoD said:

I didn't even knew 4TB SSD where a thing, how much does it even costs?

Korvo_Attano said:

4TB SSD? That baby must have cost a fortune!

Bought mine for $1,500 when the PS4 Pro came out. Seen it as low as $1,299.99.

They just lanuched a 4TB EVO 960 Pro for the cool price of $1,899.99.

A bit spendy, but I am trying to do my part in being an early adapter. Hope they can hit their targets, and get price down to HDD levels by 2020. SSD is supposed to fall below HDD $/TB in the early 2020's, and capacity capacity gap is supposed to start widening exponentially. 

Come on future, SSD is sexy but stupid expensive right now



For you guys with external platter drives do you see any performance hits on games running off of the external? My 2TB internal is damn near full and I'd rather just throw an external on it if there aren't any major performance hits ... Screw deleting with just 10 Mb down games take hours - days to download so I erase nothing.



The_Yoda said:
For you guys with external platter drives do you see any performance hits on games running off of the external? My 2TB internal is damn near full and I'd rather just throw an external on it if there aren't any major performance hits ... Screw deleting with just 10 Mb down games take hours - days to download so I erase nothing.

I've seems comments about external drives being as good as the normal internal drives on both the PS4/Slim and Pro in analysis, but I still have to try it myself.