One of PlayStation 4’s best features is the ability to swap out its hard drive for any other 2.5inch HDD on the market; that includes paying through the nose for an SSD.
After a hefty amount of time deleting, installing and rebooting a series of games (both Digital-only and Disc based), I’ve managed to test out three hard drives and compile all the results in one handy clip. If you’re looking to upgrade your PS4’s capacity and need a little bit of help/advice, then take a look at the video below, or scroll down and check out the handy excel spreadsheet showing all the lovely details in one picture.
I’ll also list all the details about each hard drive I’ve tested, and where you can buy both the Seagate Hybrid and Crucial SSD.
The Hard Drives
The built-in PS4 HDD is a standard 500GB retail model from my 2013 UK launch day model.
The Hybrid Seagate SSHDD is an ST1000LM014 1 TB 2.5-Inch Solid State Hybrid Drive which you can by from Amazon UK
Lastly the SSD is a Crucial MX200 1TB model which you can also buy from Amazon UK