Jump to content



Photo

PS4 does not support games on external HD

ps4 sony playstation

  • Please log in to reply
145 replies to this topic

#16 Aergan

Aergan

    Neowinian Senior

  • Tech Issues Solved: 6
  • Joined: 24-September 05
  • Location: Staffordshire, UK
  • OS: Windows 8.1 Pro / Server 2012 R2 / Xubuntu 14.04
  • Phone: Sony Xperia Z1

Posted 01 September 2013 - 00:27

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...

 

Which is why both companies currently provide cloud saves behind a paywall.




#17 TheExperiment

TheExperiment

    Reality Bomb

  • Tech Issues Solved: 1
  • Joined: 11-October 03
  • Location: Everywhere
  • OS: 8.1 x64

Posted 01 September 2013 - 00:47

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

Umm no, I just got my first PS3 a few months ago.  Should I have?



#18 TheExperiment

TheExperiment

    Reality Bomb

  • Tech Issues Solved: 1
  • Joined: 11-October 03
  • Location: Everywhere
  • OS: 8.1 x64

Posted 01 September 2013 - 00:48

Which is why both companies currently provide cloud saves behind a paywall.

Will definately be on that for the 360/X1 at least.  I was ###### when my old 360s HD died.



#19 Aergan

Aergan

    Neowinian Senior

  • Tech Issues Solved: 6
  • Joined: 24-September 05
  • Location: Staffordshire, UK
  • OS: Windows 8.1 Pro / Server 2012 R2 / Xubuntu 14.04
  • Phone: Sony Xperia Z1

Posted 01 September 2013 - 00:59

Will definately be on that for the 360/X1 at least.  I was ****ed when my old 360s HD died.

 

Indeed, it's feature that's almost a necessity for any games that can't be completed / progressed in a single evening session - for any console.



#20 Audioboxer

Audioboxer

    Hermit Arcana

  • Joined: 01-December 03
  • Location: UK, Scotland

Posted 01 September 2013 - 01:21

Umm no, I just got my first PS3 a few months ago. Should I have?


I was more wondering why you thought the console had to be opened. That would void the warranty sticker.

#21 vcfan

vcfan

    POP POP RET

  • Tech Issues Solved: 3
  • Joined: 12-June 11

Posted 01 September 2013 - 01:39

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

 

90% of gaming site commenters bash and ridicule call of duty.



#22 spenser.d

spenser.d

    Neowinian Senior

  • Joined: 19-December 03

Posted 01 September 2013 - 01:43

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


I mean its easy to pull nonsense stats and facts out of nowhere.

#23 +warwagon

warwagon

    Only you can prevent forest fires.

  • Tech Issues Solved: 2
  • Joined: 30-November 01
  • Location: Iowa

Posted 01 September 2013 - 01:56

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

 

Because Sony actually lets you REPLACE the internal hard drive with ease!



#24 McKay

McKay

    Neowinian Stallion

  • Joined: 29-August 10
  • Location: 308 Negra Arroyo Lane
  • OS: Windows 8.1
  • Phone: LG G3

Posted 01 September 2013 - 01:57

Because Sony actually lets you REPLACE the internal hard drive with ease!

 

It was very easy to replace the hard drive on the 360 too, but you could use an external too.



#25 mrp04

mrp04

    Neowinian Senior

  • Joined: 10-June 04

Posted 01 September 2013 - 02:37

It was very easy to replace the hard drive on the 360 too, but you could use an external too.

 

External hard drives on 360 don't allow you to install games or save on them. 360 also didn't come standard with a HDD. That's why it was easy to replace. But you had to buy a Microsoft branded HDD inside a shell for 2-3 times the cost of the drive on Amazon or Newegg. You could use some third party tools to hack the drive to work in the 360 and some third party sellers did this and sold the drives for a small markup, but none of this is official. 

 

XB1 is internal and not user-replaceable. At least not without voiding your warranty. How easy it is to do it anyways is yet to be seen.

 

PS3 and PS4 both have internal HDDs but are easily user accessible behind a flap.  PS3 and PS4 OS fully support the user throwing in any SATA 2.5" HDD and will format it and configure it for you. 



#26 Tha Bloo Monkee

Tha Bloo Monkee

    Da Ba Dee Da Ba Die

  • Joined: 03-July 04
  • Location: Ontario, Canada

Posted 01 September 2013 - 08:09

Externals are slower anyways and the internal can be upgrade.  Nothing to see here folks, move along.



#27 Aergan

Aergan

    Neowinian Senior

  • Tech Issues Solved: 6
  • Joined: 24-September 05
  • Location: Staffordshire, UK
  • OS: Windows 8.1 Pro / Server 2012 R2 / Xubuntu 14.04
  • Phone: Sony Xperia Z1

Posted 01 September 2013 - 08:20

There's always the chance of an external drive failing too.



#28 George P

George P

    Neowinian Senior

  • Tech Issues Solved: 1
  • Joined: 04-February 07
  • Location: Greece
  • OS: Windows 8.1 Pro 64bit
  • Phone: HTC Windows Phone 8X

Posted 01 September 2013 - 08:35

With more and more externals using USB3 the case for them as being slower doesn't really hold up anymore, IMO.  Besides, and maybe I'm wrong about this for the PS4 but at least on the PS3, sure you can swap in a new one yourself, that's all well and good, but then it's stuck in there for good.  With an external option I can take it with me anywhere, it's a giant memory card now.  If the XB1, which lets you install to the external drive, then lets you take all those installed games and be able to access them on a different XB1 just by logging into your account how is that not a clear advantage in this case?

 

Oh but you can just download them on a different system, sure, if you want to take the time and do so, maybe that 2nd system is located in a place with a slow internet connection?  Or no internet connection?  I thought shoddy internet was a problem right?  So we can't be too sure we can just access and d/l our games again.  Plus connecting a external to a usb port and powering up the thing is going to be way faster than any redownloading of your games.



#29 MikeChipshop

MikeChipshop

    Miniman

  • Tech Issues Solved: 2
  • Joined: 02-October 06
  • Location: Scotland
  • OS: Win 8, Win 7, Vista, OSX, iOS, Android, WP8 and various Linux distro's
  • Phone: HTC 8X / Nexus 5

Posted 01 September 2013 - 08:51

Hmmm, XB1 is slowly tipping the scales for me. The more info that comes out about the PS4 the less it's doing it for me.



#30 HawkMan

HawkMan

    Neowinian Senior

  • Tech Issues Solved: 4
  • Joined: 31-August 04
  • Location: Norway
  • Phone: Noka Lumia 1020

Posted 01 September 2013 - 08:58

Externals are slower anyways and the internal can be upgrade.  Nothing to see here folks, move along.

 

USB3 is faster than the hard drive.





Click here to login or here to register to remove this ad, it's free!