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How much storage will you add to PS5 or XSX in the first year?

1 TB SSD (PS5-compatible NVME or XSX-SSD) 4 12.90%
 
2 TB SSD (PS5-compatible NVME or XSX-SSD) 5 16.13%
 
4 TB SSD (PS5-compatible NVME or XSX-SSD) 2 6.45%
 
4 - 5 TB external 2.5'' USB-HDD 1 3.23%
 
4 - 5 TB external 3.5'' USB-HDD 3 9.68%
 
6 - 8 TB external 3.5'' USB-HDD 1 3.23%
 
10 - 14 TB external 3.5'' USB-HDD 0 0%
 
16 - 28 TB external 3.5'' USB-HDD 0 0%
 
1 - 4 TB SSD + external USB-HDD 2 6.45%
 
none, the internal SSDs will be enough 13 41.94%
 
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Pyro as Bill said:
Captain_Yuri said:

By going to a smaller size?

Yeah. 120GB or 240GB hybrid. I like the idea of having 6 games in suspended state simultaneously and I'd pay $100 for the privilege but if I was trying to win a console war......... 

Well if by Hybrid, you mean SSD + Hard drive, I am not sure how well that would work since next gen games and engines are supposed to be optimized for SSDs.



             

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I may get 1tb additional sometime through the generation. Maybe a year or 2 in.



Captain_Yuri said:
Pyro as Bill said:

Yeah. 120GB or 240GB hybrid. I like the idea of having 6 games in suspended state simultaneously and I'd pay $100 for the privilege but if I was trying to win a console war......... 

Well if by Hybrid, you mean SSD + Hard drive, I am not sure how well that would work since next gen games and engines are supposed to be optimized for SSDs.

So 1 or 2 next gen games installed to the SSD with the rest ready to transfer over from the HDD.



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Pyro as Bill said:
Captain_Yuri said:

Well if by Hybrid, you mean SSD + Hard drive, I am not sure how well that would work since next gen games and engines are supposed to be optimized for SSDs.

So 1 or 2 next gen games installed to the SSD with the rest ready to transfer over from the HDD.

Oh I see. So every time they want to play a game that's on the hard drive, they would need to either uninstall from the ssd and then wait for the transfer from the hard drive or wait until the game in the ssd transfers from the ssd to the hard drive and then another game transfers from the hard drive to the ssd.

Interesting suggestion to be sure with the cost benefits in mind.



             

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Captain_Yuri said:
Pyro as Bill said:

So 1 or 2 next gen games installed to the SSD with the rest ready to transfer over from the HDD.

Oh I see. So every time they want to play a game that's on the hard drive, they would need to either uninstall from the ssd and then wait for the transfer from the hard drive or wait until the game in the ssd transfers from the ssd to the hard drive and then another game transfers from the hard drive to the ssd.

Interesting suggestion to be sure with the cost benefits in mind.

They could still run the game from the HDD but if they wanted the fastest load times they'd need to copy/transfer to the SSD. Last gen games and smaller current gen games would all load at the same speed they do now from the HDD.



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none.

I have better things to use my money on. Unless games are like 3 times the size of PS4 games.



Pyro as Bill said:
Captain_Yuri said:

Oh I see. So every time they want to play a game that's on the hard drive, they would need to either uninstall from the ssd and then wait for the transfer from the hard drive or wait until the game in the ssd transfers from the ssd to the hard drive and then another game transfers from the hard drive to the ssd.

Interesting suggestion to be sure with the cost benefits in mind.

They could still run the game from the HDD but if they wanted the fastest load times they'd need to copy/transfer to the SSD. Last gen games and smaller current gen games would all load at the same speed they do now from the HDD.

Online games (waiting for other players to load) and games with a lot of streaming (which are most big games) should really be on the SSD at all times. Last gen games and cross gen games can be on the HDD sure, however with a 250GB SSD, OS takes 100GB or more, you're already left to 2 games. I also doubt it would be $100 less at retail to go to a 250GB SSD. But we still have to see what the specs are for the Series S. Perhaps that will have a much smaller SSD. It should not have a HDD or hybrid drive though, at some point developers will need to have the freedom to leave tragically slow streaming behind.



SvennoJ said:

I don't really see the point of external storage. I'm not going to wait 30 minutes to copy a game to HDD then another 30 minutes to copy it back when I want to play it again.

30 minutes? Most external USB3.0-HDDs can read or write 130 - 170 MB/s, that's 8 - 10 GB per minute.

So a 80 - 100 GB game can be copied in ten minutes, a 40 - 50 GB game in five minutes.



SvennoJ said:
Pyro as Bill said:

They could still run the game from the HDD but if they wanted the fastest load times they'd need to copy/transfer to the SSD. Last gen games and smaller current gen games would all load at the same speed they do now from the HDD.

Online games (waiting for other players to load) and games with a lot of streaming (which are most big games) should really be on the SSD at all times. Last gen games and cross gen games can be on the HDD sure, however with a 250GB SSD, OS takes 100GB or more, you're already left to 2 games. I also doubt it would be $100 less at retail to go to a 250GB SSD. But we still have to see what the specs are for the Series S. Perhaps that will have a much smaller SSD. It should not have a HDD or hybrid drive though, at some point developers will need to have the freedom to leave tragically slow streaming behind.

You're right. The price difference is probably closer to $50. SSD prices have come down more than I realised and 480GB and 1TB seem to the best price/size option.

Still, the amount of space needed in the first year isn't the same as in later years so I'd still take the £50 price drop with a 240GB/480GB and add my own USB SSD/HDD as and when it's needed.

Can Sony and MS's proprietary SSDs be replaced with larger sizes or can you only add to them?



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Conina said:
SvennoJ said:

I don't really see the point of external storage. I'm not going to wait 30 minutes to copy a game to HDD then another 30 minutes to copy it back when I want to play it again.

30 minutes? Most external USB3.0-HDDs can read or write 130 - 170 MB/s, that's 8 - 10 GB per minute.

So a 80 - 100 GB game can be copied in ten minutes, a 40 - 50 GB game in five minutes.

USB-SSDs can go even faster. 100GB in less than 2 minutes.



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