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PS4 System Storage Management - 500GB harddrive

SATA 2.5" with max height of 9.5mm[1], minimal storage size 160GB (198 HDD models, 5 SSHD models and 362 SSD models comply to that). Ofcourse if you externalise the harddrive, (e.g. with a Nyko Data Bank) there is a whole world of 3.5" drives that are larger in storage size and also cheaper to be gotten.

SSD can be used, but it seems that on the PS4 there is even less incentive (compared to PS3) to replace the drive for a SSD, best price/performance are still 7200rpm drives or true hybrid SSHD drives

it is unsure if TRIM is enabled by default for UFS on the PS4, but on BSD in general it can be enabled with tune2fs -t enable : http://forums.freebsd.org/showthread.php?t=28004 see also : http://www.wonkity.com/~wblock/docs/html/ssd.html

Size[edit]

  • the standard 500GB harddrive is actually 465.76 GiB as reported by Windows
    • after some splitting in 15 partitions, a 420.12 GiB mainpartition is left for the user
      • on that mainpartition 408 GB is useable for the user

Capacity table[edit]

Market size
(base10)
Real Size
(base2)
mainpartition Size
(base2)
Reported Size
(base2)
"diff"
Real-Reported
(base2)
Free
(base2)
500 GB 465.76 GiB 420.12 GiB 408 GiB 57.661 GiB 407 GiB
640 GB 596.046 GiB
750 GB 698.492 GiB
1 TB 931.323 GiB 862 GiB 69.323 GiB 861 GiB
1.5 TB 1396.984 GiB 1313 GiB 83.984 GiB 1312 GiB
2 TB 1862.645 GiB 1768 GiB 94.645 GiB 1767 GiB
3 TB 2793.968 GiB 2673 GiB 120.968 GiB 2672 GiB
4 TB 3725.29 GiB 3579 GiB 146.29 GiB 3578 GiB
5 TB 4656.61 GiB
6 TB 5587.935 GiB 5390 GiB 197.935 GiB 5389 GiB
7 TB 6519.26 GiB
8 TB 7450.581 GiB
9 TB 8381.9 GiB
10 TB 9313.226 GiB
11 TB 10244.5 GiB
12 TB 11175.871 GiB

Replacing the harddrive[edit]

Replacing the drive does not void warranty and can be done this way:

Source: https://support.us.playstation.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/5107/kw/ps4%20harddrive

Migrating / copy original data[edit]

Acronis True Image, EASEUS Disk Copy, Clonezilla, Paragon Backup & Recovery, Ghost, Gparted etc. can be used to copy 1:1 the original to the replacement.

Storage Speed[edit]

Speed comparison - video[edit]

(Tested: PlayStation 4 Hard Drive vs. SSD vs. Hybrid Drive)

HDD Speed - table[edit]
HDD Speed Stock Drive 1TB Hitachi Z7K1000 1TB Seagate Hybrid 240GB Crucial M500 SSD 2TB Seagate
Read Speed (Sequential/512K) 116.5MB/s / 40.4MB/s 132.9MB/s / 42.6MB/s 95.9MB/s / 40.6MB/s 191.9MB/s / 189.7MB/s 122.1MB/s / 39.6MB/s
Write Speed (Sequential/512K) 114.4MB/s / 40.7MB/s 127.9MB/s / 55.7MB/s 106.7MB/s / 62.8MB/s 211.8MB/s / 62.7MB/s 120.9MB/s / 42.6MB/s
Access Time 21.1ms 17.3ms 6.9ms to 20.9ms 0.06ms 14.9ms
Gigs per GBP - 18.7 13.3 2.7 31

source: http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/digitalfoundry-2014-how-to-cheaply-upgrade-your-ps4-to-2tb

HDD Speed - Video[edit]

Stock HGST 500GB HDD vs OCZ Trion 100 480GB vs 1TB Seagate hybrid.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3OP0tgY4vmM

Compatibility[edit]

PS4 System Storage Management - 2000GB Harddrive

Economic contemplation[edit]

Type €/GB %
3.5" 7200 rpm HDD 0,048 90.6
3.5" 5400 rpm HDD 0,049 92.5
2.5" 5400 rpm HDD 0,053 100
2.5" 7200 rpm HDD 0,061 115.1
3.5" 7200 rpm SSHD 0,071 134
2.5" 5400 rpm SHDD 0,076 143.4
2.5" 1TB SSD 0,358 675.5
2.5" 7200 rpm SSHD NA NA
3.5" 5400 rpm SHDD NA NA
3.5" 1TB SSD NA NA

=>2TB HDD 2.5" 9.5mm or thinner[edit]

Harddrives, with =>2 TB of space, which fits inside the PS4 without modding the case (like explained at the top of this page)

SKU Size Compatible Remarks EAN TweakersID ASIN
Seagate Spinpoint M9T - ST2000LM003
aka Samsung HN-M201RAD
2 TB Yes 411214 B00LB5Y450
Seagate Spinpoint M9T - ST2000LM004 2 TB Yes 411214
Seagate Spinpoint M9T - ST2000LM005 2 TB No USB Interface
Seagate Spinpoint M9T - ST2000LM006 2 TB Yes 411214
Seagate Backup Plus Slim Portable Drive - STDR2000100 2 TB Yes Contains Seagate Spinpoint M9T series ST2000LM003 364111 B00FRHTSK4
Seagate Backup Plus Ultra Slim Portable Drive - STEH2000200 2 TB Yes 7636490071966
Seagate Mobile HDD - ST2000LM007 2 TB Yes 7mm Height only
Seagate Mobile HDD - ST2000LM009 2 TB Yes 7mm Height only
Seagate Mobile HDD - ST2000LM010 2 TB Yes 7mm Height only
Toshiba HDTB330EK3CA 3 TB Pending ?USB Interface? length is 11.9cm 446560 B00WIMBNGI
Toshiba MQ03ABB300 3 TB Pending 15mm thick 430568
Toshiba HDTC615XK3B1 1.5 TB Yes contains MQ01ABC150 with SATA
Toshiba HDTB210XK3BA 500 GB No 11.9mm length / contains MQ01UBD050 with USB B005J7YBRW
Hitachi Travelstar 7K1000 1 TB Yes 7200rpm, also PS3 suitable 328664

=>2TB HDD 2.5" 9.5mm or thinner - Pricewatch link

Hybrid SSHD 2.5" 9.5mm or thinner[edit]

SKU Size Compatible Remarks EAN TweakersID ASIN
Seagate Laptop SSHD ST1000LM014 1 TB Yes 0763649042670, 7636490041228 331296
Seagate Laptop SSHD ST1000LM015 1 TB Yes Self-Encrypting Drive 0763649044315, 7636490042867 385738
Seagate Laptop SSHD ST1000LM028 1 TB Yes Self-Encrypting Drive
Seagate Laptop Thin SSHD ST500LM000 500 GB Yes 7636490041242 331388
Seagate Laptop Thin SSHD ST500LM001 500 GB Yes Self-Encrypting Drive 0763649042946, 7636490041495 385751
Seagate Laptop Thin SSHD ST500LM020 500 GB Yes Self-Encrypting Drive
Seagate Ultra Mobile SSHD ST500LX012 500 GB Yes
Seagate Ultra Mobile SSHD ST500LX014 500 GB Yes Zero Gravity Sensor
Seagate Ultra Mobile SSHD ST500LX016 500 GB Yes Self-Encrypting Drive
Seagate Ultra Mobile SSHD ST500LX013 500 GB Yes Self-Encrypting Drive
Seagate Laptop SSHD STBD750201 750 GB Yes Kit
Seagate Laptop SSHD STBD1000400 1 TB Yes Kit 0763649046852, 7636490045400 344102
Seagate SSHD STBD1000101 1 TB Yes Seagate 7636490072956
Toshiba MQ02ABD100H 1 TB Yes
Toshiba MQ02ABF050H 500 GB Yes
Toshiba MQ01ABD100H 1 TB Yes
Toshiba MQ01ABD075H 750 GB Yes
Toshiba MQ01ABF050H 500 GB Yes
Toshiba H200 1 TB Yes [1]
Toshiba H200 500 GB Yes [2]
Western Digital Black-II WD1001x06xdtl NA No NonHybrid

Hybrid SSHD 2.5" 9.5mm or thinner - Pricewatch link

=>1TB SSD 2.5" 9.5mm or thinner[edit]

SKU Size Compatible Remarks EAN TweakersID ASIN
Adata Premier Pro SP610 1TB 1 TB Yes 4712366960336 412687
Adata Premier Pro SP910 SSD 1TB 1 TB Yes 4712366960206 431358
Crucial BX100 1TB 1 TB Yes 0649528770660, 4540395601506 430405
Crucial M550 2,5" 1TB 1 TB Yes 0649528766120, 4540395601186 376081
Crucial MX200 2,5" 1TB 1 TB Yes 0649528770936 430409
Fixstars SSD-1000M 1 TB Pending $990 press 435159
Fixstars SSD-3000M 3 TB Pending press 435138
Fixstars SSD-6000M 6 TB Pending spec 435160
Mushkin Reactor 1TB 1 TB Yes 0846651023070 425959
Plextor M6 Pro 1TB 1 TB Yes 4718390737173 417659
Samsung 840 EVO 1TB 1 TB Yes 8806085767584 340877
Samsung 850 EVO 1TB 1 TB Yes 8806086523042 422397
Samsung 850 Pro 1TB 1 TB Yes 0887276036304, 0887276057514, 8806086264679, 8806086338141, 8872760363044 398668
Samsung 850 EVO 2TB 2 TB Yes € 860 press 455056
Samsung 850 Pro 2TB 2 TB Yes € 1080 press 455116
Samsung Enterprise SSD PM863 SATA 3.84TB 3,84TB Yes $2200 press prod.page 456001
Sandisk X300 2,5" 1TB 1 TB Yes 6196591215948 434082
Sandisk X300s 2,5" 1TB 1 TB Yes 0619659116651, 0619659116682, 6196591166820 400714
Transcend SSD370 (Premium) 1TB 1 TB Yes 0760557829782 400541

=>1000GB SSD 2.5" 9.5mm or thinner - Pricewatch link


Reliability[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. Sony lists compatibility as 9.5mm height, physically a 12.5mm can also fit, though a bit snuggly. Tried it with an ancient ST9190AG 0.504" 12.80mm (measured 12.3mm) drive, including the sled as usual