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#1 BajiRav

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Posted 31 August 2013 - 22:45




#2 FrancoisC

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Posted 31 August 2013 - 22:50

It would have been nice, but we can upgrade the HDD at least :)

 

Of course it would be great to have the best of both world (upgradable + allow external) but between these 2, I prefer the former. 



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Posted 31 August 2013 - 23:07

If it was a fixed hard drive then i would see a problem later down the line. As you can upgrade them easily. Not really a big deal.

 

 

 

Although some would consider it to be though.



#4 CygnusOrion

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Posted 31 August 2013 - 23:07

But XBONE supports game installs on external HDD. Why is the gaming media not blasting Sony over this?



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Posted 31 August 2013 - 23:15

external ssd ftw



#6 Zedox

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Posted 31 August 2013 - 23:15

I don't see the big deal with upgradeable HD but at least PS4 has the option for more space on the PS4. Wait...so if you can't install games on a PS4, what's the point of having the ability to connect an external HD? Eh oh well.



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Posted 31 August 2013 - 23:30

I've been fine with my 120gb PS3. 500GB should be fine for a few years. 



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Posted 31 August 2013 - 23:47

But XBONE supports game installs on external HDD. Why is the gaming media not blasting Sony over this?

 

Because most prefer an internal hard drive.



#9 spenser.d

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Posted 31 August 2013 - 23:52

Because most prefer an internal hard drive.

 

You sure about that?



#10 TheExperiment

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Posted 31 August 2013 - 23:57

what the hell?  I hope this isn't even true because it's bonkers.



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Posted 31 August 2013 - 23:57

You sure about that?


As opposed to the alternative being 90% of gaming sites are Sony biased?

#12 CygnusOrion

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Posted 01 September 2013 - 00:02

As opposed to the alternative being 90% of gaming sites are Sony biased?

 

More about being anti-Microsoft then pro-Sony.



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Posted 01 September 2013 - 00:05

Because most prefer an internal hard drive.

I'd prefer the internal initially, but I'd rather not open a console up to replace one if I run out of space!  that's just...wack



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Posted 01 September 2013 - 00:07

I'd prefer the internal initially, but I'd rather not open a console up to replace one if I run out of space! that's just...wack


You do not open up the console. Have you not seen how the PS3 hard drive is replaced?

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Posted 01 September 2013 - 00:08

Both options are good... But I am excited about external installs... If there is anything that happens to the hardware, I send in the Xbox One, not lose a bit of data (trying finding the motivation to grind again after hardware failure), get X1 back and it's like I never lost anything..

I'm not banking on hardware failure... But it's good to know that I don't have to start games over in case something does happen...