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FrancoisC    34

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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Lingwo    489

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.

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CygnusOrion    18

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

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vcfan    2,337

external ssd ftw

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Woelfel    133

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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PixilEyes    127

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

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+Audioboxer    2,874

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.

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spenser.d    1,100

Because most prefer an internal hard drive.

 

You sure about that?

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dwLostCat    982

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

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+Audioboxer    2,874

You sure about that?

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

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CygnusOrion    18

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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dwLostCat    982

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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+Audioboxer    2,874

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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Showan    679

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...

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Aergan    621

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.

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dwLostCat    982

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?

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dwLostCat    982

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.

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Aergan    621

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.

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+Audioboxer    2,874

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.

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vcfan    2,337

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

 

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

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spenser.d    1,100

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.

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+warwagon    9,688

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!

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McKay    3,695

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.

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mrp04    299

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. 

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