PS4 Harddrive and Bluray are Outdated compared to Flash Memory

#1Infinity8378Posted 6/16/2013 9:44:17 PM
38.863137138648348174443833153873 Bits
PS4 Harddrive 38 Bits/Byte used by the header file with a oversized 500GB harddrive with an additional access Time Latency. This means you'll have to wait for the header to read 1 nibble of useless data per byte. This means less on screen and larger file sizes or more instanciating.

34.897352853986261130832874865405 Bits
Wii U at 32GB 34Bits/Byte Flash Memory less for small USB storage

Wii only had 27Bit Header files comparatively

So that means when downloading files from harddrive compared to wii U 32GB Flash memory the PS4 will suffer in performance. The harddrive is slower than Wii U and bottlenecks the system. As for the Bluray that has access time too and is only 27MB/s slower than USB 2.0 on the Wii U and faster than the Wii U's drive but slower than the Flash Drive. So whether loading from Harddrive or outdated Blu-ray Wii U will be at an an advantage from Flash Drive installs.

Flash Memory also ranges in speeds greater than 30MB/s with harddrives like ones usually 60MB/s or faster
#2StrongBlackVinePosted 6/16/2013 9:47:04 PM(edited)
This is so foolish I don't know where to start. There is absolutely nothing about the Wii U hardware that is superior to the PS4.
#3IokuaPosted 6/16/2013 9:46:11 PM
And yet it's 470 some odd gigabytes larger, so who gives a ****?
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#4Enigma149Posted 6/16/2013 9:47:58 PM
StrongBlackVine posted...
This is so foolish I don't know where to start.


Well, he is technically correct...in-premise, at least. Flash memory does make a mechanical hard drive seem redundant when it comes to speed...though to say it "bottlenecks" the system is a little ridiculous.
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#5StrongBlackVinePosted 6/16/2013 9:48:50 PM
Iokua posted...
And yet it's 470 some odd gigabytes larger, so who gives a ****?


Yeah enjoy downloading 4 or 5 full retail games games before needing to purchase an external hard drive. Oh I forgot Wii U is mostly 720p so you might squeeze in a few more games.
#6StrongBlackVinePosted 6/16/2013 9:50:13 PM
Enigma149 posted...
StrongBlackVine posted...
This is so foolish I don't know where to start.


Well, he is technically correct...in-premise, at least. Flash memory does make a mechanical hard drive seem redundant when it comes to speed...though to say it "bottlenecks" the system is a little ridiculous.


I know he is technically correct, but he is reaching about as hard as you can. The hard drive is not a bottleneck.
#71shadetail1Posted 6/16/2013 9:55:52 PM
Flash memory will not be practical until the prices drop a lot further. Until then, mechanical hard drives are simply a better value.

That said, Nintendo is smart by essentially leaving us to choose our own storage option, rather than pushing built-in proprietary hard drives. I have to give them props for that.
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#8MilesTeg420Posted 6/16/2013 9:58:08 PM
StrongBlackVine posted...
This is so foolish I don't know where to start. There is absolutely nothing about the Wii U hardware that is superior to the PS4.


Wii U is smaller and has 4 USB ports instead of two, although PS4 USB is 3.0. It also runs at extremely low power. Not saying these are huge advantages, but notable.
#9SlimeSwayzePosted 6/16/2013 10:03:58 PM
This must be why we are seeing so many incredible Wii U games that look better and run smoother than anything ever before seen on consoles.
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#10Rev0luti0nN0wPosted 6/16/2013 10:07:01 PM
If you think a HDD is not a bottleneck, you are permanently living in 2006.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kv5dCXiXFaw

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JF4gUcGndhc

There's a reason why SSDs are so popular on PCs even though they are much smaller and cost tons more.
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