- Oct 25, 2017
I went from a normal HDD to a NVMe. AHH I'M NOT FAST ENOUGH TO GET INTO BIOS.
I wouldn't bother. PS4/Pro (like X) is so bandwidth and CPU limited that you'll only see small gains in most games, it's nothing like how they perform on PC. So you'd be better going for a hybrid SSHD instead like the Firecuda, will give you additional speed nearer to the limit of what the console can handle. That or just get the cheapest SSD you can find.
An SSD will likely use less power than any mechanical drive you have. Get a nice big one, transfer data over, then remove the mechanical dinner. Your graphics card isn't going to suck any real power during that process as long as you aren't gaming in the background
I don't know if you play shooters but you get the first pick in everything since you're usually among the first to enter matches. Best luxury for me when I built my first desktop with an SSD.
On a PS4? It's mostly correct, though the benefits will be lessened if you constantly play different games. SSHD work best on consistentently accessed data (like an operating system, or a game you play over and over) since it's basically just a regular spinning disk drive with an SSD cache.
But while there are some improvements to the loading time experience, the bottom line is that the SATA 3 interface in PS4 Pro still doesn't really make the most of an SSD upgrade - these drives just perform so much better on PC, and bearing in mind some of the loading time results seen on this page, that's a real shame.
Overall, as an option for upgrading either PS4 or PS4 Pro, the Firecuda makes a lot of sense. Even though it possesses a significant price premium over the standard 2TB Seagate upgrade, hybrid technology ties into the way we play games to achieve an effective speed boost over time. Doubling or quadrupling space gives a decent amount of breathing room in the age of the 50GB game install, but with patience, but the shortened load screens are a big bonus. Once cached to the NAND partition, the results put this hybrid into a similar league to SSDs, where equivalent-sized 2TB solid state drives cost a small fortune.
You couldn't be more wrong.
I don't have much chugging at all on my i9-9900k - it's a slight hitch - a few frames - when changing areas. If this is a streaming issue, it might be exasperated by CPU grunt. (decompression threads might be too intensive)
Only thing I can imagine is related to my other comment just above... Is your CPU under more strain now that it can decompress assets from a fatter input stream?
With my aged Crucial MX 240Gb, the initial Death Stranding loading feels twice faster than on the external USB3, and in-game reload like instant.@those who are contesting the benefits of SSDs on Pro (shame X does not allow for internal HDD swapping w/o warranty violation), aside from the consistent benefit of lowered load times (which add up over hours upon hours of play time), is unlike SSHD and HDD, they do not suffer the same data fragmentation issue after installations and deletions of files from storage. Afaik, neither PS4 nor Xbox (for shame) have defrag programs on the OS. Eventually, the fragmentation notably increases seek times which is a huge issue on platter based storage solutions.
Wow, that was quite the difference. I wonder how many games have been installed and deleted off of that 1TB HDD though. That was very slow.
For me, windows went from like 15 seconds on start up with ssd to under 4 on nvme.Everything I've read says NVMe isn't significantly different than a SATA SSD unless you are moving extremely large files. Do you feel like you are getting an appreciable difference? I'm looking to do a ground up new build in the next two years and NVMe drives caught my attention, but I don't want to spend the money if it isn't worth it.
I actually just got an NVMe drive. A 2TB Samsung 970 EVO Plus. It's very fast but I can't say my boot times dropped anywhere near that much (coming from an 860 EVO PRO SATA drive). I hear the 1TB version is actually faster though.
About the video I have posted, I wasn't sure of its accuracy so in doubt I edited my message.Wow, that was quite the difference. I wonder how many games have been installed and deleted off of that 1TB HDD though. That was very slow.
Talking about DS, the initial load time comes to around 29.5 seconds (average) on chapter 3 for my 1TB SSD. I wonder what it is on the default HDD.
Thank you. Sounds like the read speed is capped the same for users of SSD because I get near identical values. And thanks to your test off of the USB 3.1 connection, it is substantially faster than platter drives.About the video I have posted, I wasn't sure of its accuracy so in doubt I edited my message.
With my Crucial MX 240Gb : from the title screen to the prompt 30 sec for the first load, 12 sec for a reload. The same 30 sec if I load another save from a different (part of the) region of the game, and also half when reloading the same save. With the WD Passeport 1Tb on the USB3.1 rear port : one minute for the initial loading or a region change. Immediate reloading time has more or less the same duration on both drive.
Just to say that if you have an old SSD to recycle, it can be a good idea to put in your console and the old HD in a 5$ 2.5" USB3 case that you can re-use with it to store games. The data management isn't complicated for copying games between the internal and external drive. The only downside is that it keep the dashboard busy, you cannot do anything while copying something.
I extended the life of my 3rd gen i5 laptop for the foreseeable future just by changing my HDD to a sata SSD. Before the upgrade I felt like the laptop was dying: hickups, freezes, huge boot times, crashes, overheating, I had a billion problems with it. Once the SSD was inside, it felt like a brand new laptop. Faster than it was ever before. I haven't had a single problem with it since. Going from 4gigs to 8gigs of RAM did nothing compared to the SSD. It's so stable and fast now that I think I can use it for another 3-5 years.
Ye I’m exaggerating but based on my peers it seems to slow the computer down.
My biggest problem is it takes quite a bit of time for my PC to actually get to the booting Windows phase but then again me having 4 HDDs in my PC doesn't help probably. I just felt since my case has so many HDD bays why should I throw old HDDs out :P