If you're upgrading your PlayStation 4 with a new hard drive, you're likely deciding between a larger regular drive and a faster but smaller SSD. Digital Foundry has a side-by-side comparison of the load time performances between several different hard drive models, and the speed difference is substantial.
The PlayStation 4 comes with a 500GB hard drive, and let's be real—that's not gonna be enough space for some of you. The good news is that you can upgrade it.
Computers relying solely on age old hard disk drive technology should be deemed a thing of the past. Mechanical devices suffer from slow response times, so if and when performance matters, spending a small amount of money on upgrading a PC's boot drive could pay off enough to render other potential upgrades useless.
It's been a great year for prospective SSD shoppers as prices are finally becoming more practical for system builders and consumers alike. Scrolling through our reviews from last year, most of the higher capacity models were prohibitively expensive for "mainstream" enthusiasts.
Last year we reviewed OCZ's RevoDrive Hybrid, which saw the marriage of a 1TB hard drive and a pair of 50GB SandForce SSDs on a PCI Express card. The idea was to use the SSD controllers and 100GB of NAND flash as a high-speed cache for the much larger spinning disk drive.
The Xbox 360 and Wii are, if you want to stay under warranty, locked entities. You can't upgrade them at all. The PS3, though, lets you swap out a hard drive, and with the coming of the age of solid state drives (SSD), this can result in big performance gains.
Two versions of Samsung's new 830 series solid state drives will come with a free copy of Batman: Arkham City, the company's vice president said during a press conference tonight.
…Make it an SSD. I am not making spurious claims or waving my silly little e-willy around here. It's the single most immediately noticeable system upgrade I think I've ever done, and as such I'm keen it isn't stranded in a techhead and rich-gonk ghetto. This is an upgrade for any PC gamer, not purely for the…
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