Category: PS4

6 Jul

Steps to Follow When Buying a New Hard Drive for Your PlayStation 4

Individuals who want to love playing their PlayStation 4 and want to take their gaming experience to an entirely new level should consider upgrading the hard drive inside their PS4. The PS4 hard drive that comes with the unit meets your basic gaming needs but if you want to take your overall gaming experience to the next level then you should consider using an aftermarket PS4 hard drive.

Reasons to Upgrade Your PlayStation 4 Hard Disk

·    Reduced lag time. The default hard drive in your PS4 is adequate for meeting the average needs of a gamer but if you want to take your gaming experience to the next level you need to reduce lag times. The lag time is the amount of time it takes for your PS4 to read data from the hard drive and render it on your screen. Aftermarket hard drives designed for the PS4 have very fast data transfer rates so the amount of lag time experienced is greatly reduced.

·    Ability to download a large library of games from the PlayStation Network. When you upgrade your PS4 hard disk you will be able to download a large library of PS4 games and play them whenever you want. If you did not have a large capacity hard drive you would need to keep physical copies of the games nearby. These physical copies could become scratched or damaged causing you a considerable amount of grief and inconvenience.

·    Greater peace of mind knowing the hard drive is reliable. The generic hard drive in your PS4 could have internal design flaws that are not reported until there is a product recall. By purchasing an aftermarket hard drive for your PS4 you are less likely to purchase a hard drive that could fail prematurely.

Now that we covered reasons why you should upgrade your PS4 hard disk we need to identify the brand of hard drive best suited for your needs and budget.

Finding the Right Hard Drive for Your PS4 Gaming Console

·    The preliminary step is finding hard drives that have a substantial amount of storage. You need a large amount of storage to store all of your games in one location. Be prepared to pay a slight premium for this extra capacity but it will be money well spent.

·    What is the RPM rate for the mechanical hard drives you are reviewing? Generally speaking the higher the revolutions per minute (RPMs) the more data can be transferred back and forth from the drive to your PS4. This will reduce lag time and provide you with a more robust gaming experience.

·    Does the hard drive manufacturer have a great track record? You want complete peace of mind knowing that the hard drive is built to last. The only way to find that out is by looking over the feedback left by other individuals that used the hard drive in the past.

When you have identified the specific make of hard drive best suited for your PS4 you can compare the prices being quoted online until you locate the one with the most competitive offer.