Why no upgradable hard drive?

#81loafy013Posted 3/6/2014 1:34:19 AM
FinzFan4life posted...
If MS was anti-consumer wouldn't they make it so you had to buy specific type of storage like Sony does


Is there only one type of drive that works in a PS4? Putting in and swapping a hard-drive in my PS2 and PS3 only required certain drive dimensions in order to fit properly into the machine. I can't see why they would change that type of flexibility.
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#82darkshadowmasterPosted 3/6/2014 8:20:18 AM
loafy013 posted...
FinzFan4life posted...
If MS was anti-consumer wouldn't they make it so you had to buy specific type of storage like Sony does


Is there only one type of drive that works in a PS4? Putting in and swapping a hard-drive in my PS2 and PS3 only required certain drive dimensions in order to fit properly into the machine. I can't see why they would change that type of flexibility.


I'm assuming he's referring to the Vita that they force you to use their overpriced memory cards.
At least I hope so unless he's referring laptop HDDs in general as "a specific type of storage"
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#83iceltPosted 3/6/2014 11:43:50 AM
Porunga posted...
That isn't how MS does things. Everything has to be locked down, proprietary, and their way or not at all. Going by history of course.


Yup.
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#84xcmon3yx2Posted 3/6/2014 1:49:41 PM
throwing a SSD in a PS4 is a waste anyways, b/c SATA2 is incapable of taking anywhere close the the full potential of a decent SSD
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#85jamamaw_gustav(Topic Creator)Posted 3/6/2014 4:57:16 PM
xcmon3yx2 posted...
throwing a SSD in a PS4 is a waste anyways, b/c SATA2 is incapable of taking anywhere close the the full potential of a decent SSD


But even if you think it's a wate of money, shouldn't make it so no one would want to do it
#86xcmon3yx2Posted 3/6/2014 5:06:13 PM
jamamaw_gustav posted...
xcmon3yx2 posted...
throwing a SSD in a PS4 is a waste anyways, b/c SATA2 is incapable of taking anywhere close the the full potential of a decent SSD


But even if you think it's a wate of money, shouldn't make it so no one would want to do it


it is a waste at SATA2 speeds a 450/mbps write and read SSD is hardly faster then your standard 7200rpm drive at 130/mpbs
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#87IloveElitePosted 3/6/2014 5:17:29 PM
Xeeh_Bitz posted...
Microsoft doesn't think their customers are capable of removing a piece of plastic and removing 2 screws to replace the HD, so they don't offer this service on the Xbox One


in their defence you have to say that in a lot of cases this is true.