8w ago - Today German site Computerbild.de have shared preliminary details and pictures on how to swap in / upgrade a PS4 HDD on the PlayStation 4 video game console.
To quote: "German tech site Computer Bild has gotten their hands on a PlayStation 4 console and show us all how to open it up to swap out the HDD via a few pictures.
It seems like a simple enough process and there is also a fancy, customized PlayStation screw that has the Square, X, Circle, and Triangle symbols we all know and love. The HDD is under the piano black plastic and it seemingly pops right off to allow users access to the internal workings of the PS4.
This is great news for PlayStation fans everywhere, since one of the best things about owning a PlayStation 3 is the ability to swap out hard drives for bigger ones. Considering the amount of digital content PlayStation Plus subscribers are in for, this has always been a godsend.
Sony recognized that this ability would give gamers even more options to customize their PlayStations according to the storage sizes they needed, and so they've aptly and, let's be honest, graciously added in this feature for the PS4. However, it's truly no surprise that this feature had made it on to the next-generation.
It wouldn't bode over well with the fanbase if they are able to upgrade the HDD on PS3 and have the privilege to do so taken away on the PS4. Not to mention it remained easily accessible as it did on the original PS3. To access the HDD on that one, all you had to do was pop open a small compartment, take out the screw, and access was granted; swap to your heart's desire."
Finally, in related news below are another few videos detailing How to Connect a PlayStation 4 Controller to a PS3, as follows:
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I'd like to know when this will be available for purchase and the price.
I went with one of those external connectors lastgen but due to the location of the HDD in the new PS4 it doesn't look like it would look too pretty having a cable run out of the top of the unit, and would probably require a custom coverplate to allow the cable to pass through.
I'm also curious if having the empty space where the HDD is suppose to be would disrupt the intended design of airflow to the components, increasing the risk of overheating.
The other thing is the PS4 FAQ does not mention any capacity limitation, however we all know drivers with more than 1TB of storage wouldn't recognize on the PS3, so i'd like to know if there is a limitation on the PS4 as well.