Nice! Sony's Playstation 4 is finally going to allow external attached storage. Maybe I won't have to go through the hassle of upgrading the internal drive after all :-)
https://arstechnica.com/gaming/2017/02/ps4-will-soon-support-external-usb-hard-drives/
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by:Michael Arciniega
Is the internal drive solid state? If not it still might be worth it.
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by:Brian Matis
No, it's not solid state. There'd definitely still be some benefit if I upgraded it, but I don't want the cost of a large solid state drive; and while it sounds like a hybrid drive could help a bit with speed and still be cost effective, I don't know if it'd be enough of a boost to be worth it.

I've got a 2TB external drive on my XBox One, and that was a great addition. Really easy to do and meant I didn't have to swap games out, which is the problem I'm running into on the PS4.
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by:Lucas Bishop
In this scenario, you could update the primary HD to be a small (cheap) SSD for the OS only, then put a massive SSHD on the external port and see pretty significant performance gain.
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by:Brian Matis
Yeah, that'd be pretty sweet. I've got my PC set up that way and it's really nice :-)
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