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#31 firey

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Posted 02 August 2013 - 15:09

I understand your worry, but you'll be lucky to hit 1Gb on cloud data. Watching a 1080p stream is a lot different to a couple of compressed bits and bobs.

 

If you move to a different console on the PS4, will you be able to download your game saves or anything?

 

On basic cloud data, it's not much.  However if games are installed to/saved on the cloud.  Then the transfer of that data, and the caching of resources and such will eat up internet fast.

Also, as far as I know.. yes you will be able to get game saves and such.  Plus.. I don't mind if I use up someone elses internet (if they are ok with it).  but having as many of us in the house as we do.. the internet usage has to be monitored very closely.  The past 2 months (due to kids sneaking onto netflix) we have been charged an extra 60$ (45gb) in overages.




#32 ahhell

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Posted 02 August 2013 - 15:16

I really don't see what the big deal between internal or external drives.  An external USB3 drive will be as fast (or possibly faster if you can grab data from both drives simultaneously) as an internal stock one.  It just doesn't look as tidy.

I'm sure there will be people that will throw in an SDD drive but then you have space limitations and greater expense.

 

It's all a bit of a trade off.



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Posted 02 August 2013 - 15:17

I wonder if the PS3 hardware would support SATA3 SSDS?



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Posted 02 August 2013 - 15:20

I wonder if the PS3 hardware would support SATA3 SSDS?


It will (SATA is backwards compatible), but you won't see SATA3 performance.

I really don't see what the big deal between internal or external drives.  An external USB3 drive will be as fast (or possibly faster if you can grab data from both drives simultaneously) as an internal stock one.  It just doesn't look as tidy.
I'm sure there will be people that will throw in an SDD drive but then you have space limitations and greater expense.
 
It's all a bit of a trade off.


SSDs do bring complete silence and less heat. I don't think 128GB would really present a space limitation, but if I believe that, I have to concede with 500GB base drive, the ability or inability to upgrade internally is actually a non-issue.

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Posted 02 August 2013 - 15:22

I liked the option i had on the xbox to upgrade the size but i never did. I didnt feel like copying the new files over to the new upgraded drive. Imagine just sitting there waiting to transfer all the data to the new drive. To me it just seems simpler to just get a hdd connect it and be done with it.



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Posted 02 August 2013 - 17:18

Never did it on any of my PS3's, don't care for that feature at all. The ability to use an external USB 3 works well for me as I imagine I can then take my games library with me and use my gamertag on my friends console



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Posted 02 August 2013 - 21:47

Props to Sony for this! This allows you to replace a failing hard drive once the system is out of warranty.



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Posted 02 August 2013 - 21:50

Get an external, problem solved.



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Posted 02 August 2013 - 22:07

Its nice to see Sony continue this policy from the ps3.

 

As far as this being a big blow to the X1, this sounds like a very subjective topic.

 

Since MS now allows us to use ANY external storage to store anything that a built in drive could, it solves a problem I had with the 360 and is enough to make me happy. As someone that builds pcs, having the option to replace the drive like the ps4 would be neater, but it won't be any cheaper now vs external storage on the X1.

 

This gen, the replaceable drives on the 360 were more expensive than buying a bare 2.5" drive for the ps3. Next gen, I can use any cheap 2.5" or 3.5" drive externally with the X1 or any 2.5" drive internally with the ps4, so there won't be any cost advantage.

 

Does anyone know if Sony confirmed that an external drive can act as an internal drive like the X1? If so, I'll likely just have a single large external that can act as storage/backup for both (if I can partition the external).



#40 Torolol

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Posted 03 August 2013 - 01:09

so, whats the technical reason that MSFT decided that you must be removed from the ability to replace the internal HDD?

at least from mechanical stand point, replacing the Xbox one internal HDD are lot easier than replacing Laptop internal SSD ...



#41 KingCurry21

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Posted 03 August 2013 - 01:16

actually you can store games externally. i have a spare arcade xbox slim and needed to download halo 4 matchmaking, so i put it on a flashdrive.



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Posted 03 August 2013 - 01:41

yeah the external will be the new "Disc" in few years :D



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Posted 03 August 2013 - 04:36

Having an extra choice is always a plus so that another point for the PS4 as far as i am concerened.

Also having the advantage of replacing the HD yourself in case of HD failure instead of sending the whole console to SONY  for something i could easily do myself is a major convenience from every aspect (time,money, etc).

 

is that what you have to do with xbone in case of hd failure?Send the whole thing to MS?



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Posted 03 August 2013 - 04:55

Having an extra choice is always a plus so that another point for the PS4 as far as i am concerened.
Also having the advantage of replacing the HD yourself in case of HD failure instead of sending the whole console to SONY for something i could easily do myself is a major convenience from every aspect (time,money, etc).

is that what you have to do with xbone in case of hd failure?Send the whole thing to MS?


If the hdd fails you'd likely have to send it in to Sony anyways as you wouldn't be able to get the OS off of it and onto your new hdd.

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Posted 03 August 2013 - 05:52

As you all know, the future of storage is external. 

 

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