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Are external SSD still fine or is it recommended to get an internal?
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User Info: eastman1982

eastman1982
1 week ago#32
I have a stock PS4 not pro which option would benefit my load times the most I’ve looked at this before but never had anything concrete as to what was best anyone which a base PS4 using a hdd internal or external shed some light on what they did to improve load times
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Unless I see actual proof, I call BS. Tests have proven time and time again that SSD's generally only increases loading times on PS4's about 20-30%. And I'm pretty sure this was the case for World as well before Iceborne.

If it was like PC and cut loading times in half or more, I would recommend it. But it's not. I do suppose these days SSD's have gone down quite a bit in price, but it's still a pretty expensive upgrade.
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1 week ago#34
Arrawnt posted...
The training hall reset fix was what finally pushed me over to buying an external ssd for my base ps4. Absolutely amazing, 60 seconds loads to 20, should have done it last year at launch when I was crown hunting in vanilla.

Think about all the time you would have saved. Instead of staring at a black screen.

To anyone on the fence, pull the trigger. It makes a Word of difference.
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1 week ago#35
Irony posted...
As someone with a SSD the difference in load times is barely noticeable. Dunno why SSD advocates always lie about them.


This is flat out stupid and a lie.

There are plenty of screen by screen comparisons on YouTube. Also I have my own experience from installing a SSD. It cut load times in half , in some cases more.
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KCGemini
1 week ago#36
ZenTea posted...
Irony posted...
As someone with a SSD the difference in load times is barely noticeable. Dunno why SSD advocates always lie about them.


This is flat out stupid and a lie.

There are plenty of screen by screen comparisons on YouTube. Also I have my own experience from installing a SSD. It cut load times in half , in some cases more.

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At this point I have no idea how players don't play this game with an SSD.
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Ad-vice
1 week ago#37
drag10 posted...
Ad-vice posted...
I have a PS4 Pro so I went with an external USB 3.0 500GB SSD after doing some research (it was around $60 USD).
I can't recommend it enough.
The Pro benefits more from an SSD than a standard PS4, but the SATAIII connection is still run through the USB BUS which creates a bottleneck and doesn't take full advantage of an SSD anyway. Going internal/external doesn't really make a difference so I picked the easiest option.
I'm a bit of a tech scrub so I hope you don't mind me asking. Basically, I can simply connect an external SSD to the PS4 Pro, install MHW in it and I should already see a boost in the loading speeds?

@drag10 Yeah, that's what I did and I see a huge improvement. I didn't try the SSD internally myself to see if it really makes a difference, but from what I remember reading it's not supposed to matter (using USB 3.0). I really just wanted to keep using the stock drive, but it looked like if I took it out I would have to erase/format it as extended PS4 storage then re-download everything to it (too painful on my connection). Using the SSD externally I just let the PS4 format it as extended storage and started transferring games to it.
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D_Spear
1 week ago#38
XCrimsonSamurai posted...
Are external SSD still fine or is it recommended to get an internal?

Would also like to know before biting the bullet on one. Can those who say they noticed improvements share what they use?
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Hastewoosh
1 week ago#39
well i use internal on a ps4 pro and noticed massive improvement with:

Crucial MX500 1TB 3D NAND SATA 2.5 Inch Internal SSD

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Dark_Abaddon
1 week ago#40
SSDs are great for this game... its even better on PC for load times... or at least it will be when Iceborne is on PC finally lol
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