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Reddit mentions of Seagate Backup Plus Slim 2TB External Hard Drive Portable HDD – Black USB 3.0 for PC Laptop and Mac, 2 Months Adobe CC Photography (STDR2000100)

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We found 250 Reddit mentions of Seagate Backup Plus Slim 2TB External Hard Drive Portable HDD – Black USB 3.0 for PC Laptop and Mac, 2 Months Adobe CC Photography (STDR2000100). Here are the top ones.

Seagate Backup Plus Slim 2TB External Hard Drive Portable HDD – Black USB 3.0 for PC Laptop and Mac, 2 Months Adobe CC Photography (STDR2000100)
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Store and access 2TB of photos and files on the go with Backup Plus Slim, a portable external hard driveThis portable hard drive features a minimalist metal enclosure, and is a stylish USB driveSimply plug this portable hard drive into a Windows or Mac computer via the included USB 3.0 cable to back up files with a single click or schedule automatic daily, weekly, or monthly backups; Reformatting may be required for use with Time MachineTake advantage of a complimentary 2 month membership to the Adobe Creative Cloud Photography Plan for access to awesome photo and video editing appsEnjoy long term peace of mind with the included 2 year limited warranty

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u/Shillen · 318 pointsr/PS4

Glad that the update is coming tomorrow. Still no folders option, but looking forward to these features:

>Info: Supported by nearly all of your PS4 games, you can jump in and out of your games with just the press of the PS button. Quickly switch from Rest Mode to powered-up so you can pick up where you left off.

Back-up and restore HDD to USB
>Info: Back-up and restore your hard disc drive data associated with users on your PS4, including settings, saved data, screenshots and video clips as well as games, patches and download data, to and from an external USB drive.

Good that I waited with updating my HDD, with our slow network connection it would have taken ages to re-download all my games.
For those upgrading their PS4: (NOT up-to-date with the new backup feature)

u/throwawayyyyyyyy888 · 35 pointsr/gaming

Since you got a brand new PS4 buy a 2TB now and swap out the original. It will save you time and headaches later.

It’s only $64 and works perfectly internal or you could use it external with usb

Seagate Backup Plus Slim 2TB Portable External Hard Drive USB 3.0, Black + 2mo Adobe CC Photography (STDR2000100) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00FRHTSK4/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_M5qSBbPXSKZ11

u/JoaozaoS · 19 pointsr/PS4

This is what I bought. http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B00FRHTSK4

I took it apart as it's the only way to get this specific hard drive at the moment. The hard drive is the Samsung Spinpoint M9T. A few users have issues booting up their ps4 from being completely off even thought it boots up fine from standby.

I have no issues at all.

u/todoublednery · 14 pointsr/PS4

Picked up a 2TB a few weeks back for $99


Very easy to remove the Samsung HDD from the case and pop into the PS4

u/mhero18 · 12 pointsr/PS4Deals

Good price for a great replacement/upgrade! SSHD too! Not sure if it's been any lower. And newegg doesn't charge tax in most states.

If you don't want a SSHD or want to save $15, the seagate 2TB barracuda is also a good option.

Or if you're really concerned about the price, you can get the seagate 2TB slim plus for $80. Note, however, this one is in a case and you would need to crack it (voids waranty) and takes a bit more work than the above two options. But it's a very common option for upgrades.

u/childsyrup · 11 pointsr/PS4Deals

Looks like Amazon is matching it currently also.

u/PearlDrummer · 9 pointsr/playstation

I'm currently using this drive and have no issues whatsoever!

u/asp821 · 8 pointsr/PS4

People like you are part of what's wrong with the gaming community. Sure, he probably could've searched better, but it's still someone asking for help. Clearly giving him the correct answer wouldn't be wasting your time since you waste your time writing a stupid fucking sarcastic response.

OP: get this one. It's what I have in my PS4 and it's only $70. Seagate Backup Plus Slim 2TB Portable External Hard Drive with Mobile Device Backup USB 3.0, Black (STDR2000100) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00FRHTSK4/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_WWDmybFDF28WF

u/Xiratava · 8 pointsr/PS4Deals

External drive that can be taken apart for a 2TB drive. This is the Samsung Spinpoint drive that is frequently mentioned for PS4 hard drive upgrades.

See reviews at amazon or success story on r/PS4. Hard drive upgrade guide can be found here.

u/randybruder · 8 pointsr/PS4

> Having to constantly delete games has become a pain I want to avoid.

How badly do you want to avoid that? For $80 you can upgrade your PS4 to a 2TB internal hard drive following this tutorial. I feel that's definitely worth $80.

u/sony4life · 8 pointsr/PS4

2TB for $100, standard HDD 5400rpm

u/Pluto412 · 7 pointsr/PS4

doesn't appear to be in there anymore but here it is

u/devils417 · 7 pointsr/PS4


Get one of these. Crack it open and put it in, download the full update from Playstation network and away you go.

Have installed these in friends PS4 and my own.

u/Cookieking · 6 pointsr/PS4

I don't think there are any 7200 RPM laptop drives out there. I actually was just looking for some last night and had no luck. The drive I ended up purchasing was this


based on a recommendation from this sub in the past. I also found an imgur guide to go along with it for an easy install.


u/braddaugherty8 · 6 pointsr/PS4

Newegg ones seems to have sold out. Here's the amazon one for 99 again http://www.amazon.com/Seagate-Backup-Portable-External-STDR2000100/dp/B00FRHTSK4

u/SnuffleGrabAPuss · 6 pointsr/technology

If you need even more storage: 2TB for $65, shipped (2.5" USB powered) or 4TB for $100, shipped
(2.5" USB powered).

Here's an 8TB for $160, shipped (3.5" externally powered).

u/DJXiej · 5 pointsr/PS4

Obligatory Seagate Backup Plus Slim 2TB. It's the brand of Samsung Stock HDD already found in PS4 with higher capacity.

I personally got the Samsung Momentus Spinpoint 2TB which works like a dream for me. No beeping issues others have said from the Backup Plus.

u/MrTravesty · 5 pointsr/PS4

It is incredibly easy to upgrade. Just buy this (unfortunately you just missed it for $70): http://www.amazon.com/Seagate-Portable-External-Storage-STDR2000100/dp/B00FRHTSK4

And follow these steps: http://imgur.com/a/JF5jA

u/ps4s · 4 pointsr/consoledeals

this is for ungrading the internal PS4 hard drive. and there are indeed cheaper portable drives that contain hard drives you can use as an internal PS4 hard drive. I used this one, but at the time I bought it, the price was $70, which made it more worth the hassle.

u/JoeSmashrad · 4 pointsr/PS4

Seagate Backup Plus Slim 2TB Portable External Hard Drive with 200GB of Cloud Storage & Mobile Device Backup USB 3.0


It was extremely easy to install. I made it difficult because I wanted to keep the PT demo so I deleted every game but PT and the save files and made a backup, installed the hard drive and installed every game and updates I owned taking all night and half a day to do, then I forgot to restore the backup, causing me to download everything all over again. That was fun

I have about 300GB of free space after it was all said and done.

u/aeriis · 4 pointsr/PS4Deals

this guy but look for a better deal. on sale i've seen it at 70ish.

bonus is you get a usb 3.0 external enclosure for your 500gb.

you just need to pry it open, peel off the foil tape and slide off the adapter board.

it's cheaper to buy this than the drive inside for some dumb reason.

u/protopersona · 4 pointsr/PS4Deals

For both the PS4 regular and PS4 Pro SSHD and SSD drives are currently not worth the premium price really. There are some major improvements in load times for an SSD, but only for Pro mode games. Maybe the drives will become a better value as the Pro mode library increases.

This is a really good deal on a hybrid, but you can get one of the most recommended PS4 drives for $80 right now. There's even a great guide for doing it yourself from /r/PS4.

EDIT: After a discussion with /u/PureNintendoHype it was pointed that there are indeed very noticeable benefits for an SSD in Pro mode games. Maybe as the library for Pro support gets bigger the upgrade will be a better investment. I'm just not sold on the premium price and small storage space tradeoffs yet.

u/RayCharlizard · 4 pointsr/PS4

HGST Travelstar 1TB - $54.75, on sale

Seagate Backup Plus Slim 2TB Portable External - $78.50, will need to void warranty and remove from external case

Seagate 2TB Mobile HDD - $89.98

u/NSFW_Velox · 3 pointsr/xboxone

Seagate Slim 2TB. Love it! Turns off when system is on standby...VERY IMPORTANT.


u/Ps4_and_Ipad_Lover · 3 pointsr/PS4

To be honest a normal 5400rpm is more than enough same speed the normal hard drive has. You won't notice a great deal in speed if you go with 7200rpm so it's really up to you. For me I'm going with a 2tb only because I care about the memory if it's over kill at least I'm prepared for the future. This is the hard drive I may be getting https://amzn.com/B00MPWYLHO the comments says it has a 1 year warranty. You could go cheap and get the Seagate external hard drive for 80 but they are known for beeping and once you open the hard drive on that external case you void that drives warranty so if it breaks you are out 80 bucks does not seem worth it to me but if you wanna take that chance here you go https://amzn.com/B00FRHTSK4 . Or if you wanna chance to use a external case for the old hard drive to still be able to use it on PC and if you don't have a usb or the screw driver you could get this bundle https://amzn.com/B00PG5FHCU . I hope this was helpful

u/Skari7 · 3 pointsr/xbmc

What kind of business relationship do Samsung and Seagate have anyway? Here you have a Seagate enclosure containing a Samsung HDD inside.


u/signofthenine · 3 pointsr/PS4

I just grabbed one of these today, I'm tired of being short on space, or removing something to play something else:


u/sushiondeck · 3 pointsr/playstation

This is the one I used.

You can also go with this one if you want something a bit cheaper, it's about $20 cheaper.

u/Branflakes222 · 3 pointsr/xboxone

muuuuuch better title.

This was number one in the deals and sales thread. I guess it would be a good spec/price to start with!

u/Raznal · 3 pointsr/PS4

Grabbed this drive

Followed this guide

Was pretty easy other than the ps4 didn't like the first USB drive I tried to use to install the OS, second one had no problem though.

u/John_YJKR · 3 pointsr/PS4

I used this guide:


A user, u/LukeLC , posted here a couple weeks back. The one in the side bar is just as good but perhaps you'll like his better. In it he recommends types of hard drives. I chose this one:


Though I bought it at Walmart for the same price as Amazon had it for. You can buy a solid state (ssd) but the biggest ssd you can use in the PS4 is 1TB and it's a bit expensive. And your only return on that extra investment is some games will load about 15-25 seconds faster. So imo it's not worth the extra money and less than maximum possible storage space. If you google it you can find forums that discuss the pros and cons of hdd and ssd in the PS4.

If you have more questions just message me. I don't mind. Once you get it all set up you'll wonder why you were ever so intimidated by it. Don't worry.

u/Naustradamus · 3 pointsr/PS4

live in the US?


you can't buy a 2 TB HDD by itself, BUT seagate has them inside their slim external HDD, just prey off the metal cover, and voila. That's what I have in mine right now.

u/Andrewchu26 · 3 pointsr/PS4

Here's what I got:


It's a Seagate Backup Plus Slim 2TB. The one /u/dolphinblood mentioned is the 1tb model.

u/vexb · 3 pointsr/edmproduction

As someone who owns close to 30 tb in external hdd's get western digital or the new seagate drives.

I own the big fat drives that need an AC adapter to power on and the little guys that don't need external power.

I would recommend this one

I own 4 of these and they work great! for either mac or windows.

Buy an online ftp server to back up all your music or use google drive / drop box that way you have backups of your projects / media

u/LittleHelperRobot · 3 pointsr/playstation

Non-mobile: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00FRHTSK4

^That's ^why ^I'm ^here, ^I ^don't ^judge ^you. ^PM ^/u/xl0 ^if ^I'm ^causing ^any ^trouble. ^WUT?

u/AntiMacro · 3 pointsr/xboxone

Any external drive should be faster than the internal, whether SSD or not. I'd avoid SSD just because of pricing concerns.

I use two drives - one Seagate and one Western Digital. This is the Seagate one, you can probably find the WD 2 TB one through the 'bought similar' recommendations. They both perform the same.

u/numbatree · 3 pointsr/xboxone

I got this https://www.amazon.com/Seagate-Backup-Portable-External-STDR2000100/dp/B00FRHTSK4 price-matched at bestbuy because I couldn't install half the games and demos I wanted haha

u/FoN925 · 3 pointsr/PS4

Wow, that's not fun, losing all your stuff twice like that. I'm sorry!

As for swapping out your hard drives, no, it won't make your PS4 any worse. If anything, it sounds like the problem may be the hard drive that is currently in the PS4, and whenever the PS4 tries to install an update, it may be hitting a bad sector, causing the drive to corrupt.

I'm not really all that familiar with the HDDs in PS3s, but your best bet would really be to get a new HDD just for your PS4. The older a drive is and the more its been used, the closer it is to the end of its life. The last thing you want is to replace a failing HDD with an old HDD that is near the ends of its life, then end up with another dead HDD shortly after putting it in.

Depending on how much storage you want on your PS4, you can get a new HDD between about $40 for a new 500GB drive or $70 for 2TB.

I've seen quite a few people who have had this same issue with updates, and eventually they will get to a time when the update refuses to install at all and they can do nothing but replace the HDD if they want to ever use their PS4 again.

Good luck!

u/CorruptedEvil · 3 pointsr/PS4

Just get a 2.5 inch drive like this and you won't need the data bank.

u/DreamsOfMorpheus · 3 pointsr/PS4

I used this one. I believe this is the cheapest option. You do have to take it out of an enclosure though. [Link.] (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00FRHTSK4/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_uXgyybX1XH31Y)

Everything I've heard about it indicates that's its a popular and reliable choice.

u/celestiaequestria · 3 pointsr/PS4

First, you want the [Seagate Backup Plus Slim] (http://www.amazon.com/Seagate-Portable-External-Storage-STDR2000100/dp/B00FRHTSK4/) - it's a piece of cake to open the case, it just pulls apart and you smoothly remove the connector, rip off the foil, etc... to get the drive out. If you do it carefully you can reuse your old drive in the case, which is what I did.

Second, get the 2tb drive, the price difference is like $20 ~ $30 now, but it saves you from having to buy another drive down the road. Game installs, patches, add-ons and demos are only getting bigger... so the number of games you can keep fully installed in 2016 will be lower if your drive is too small.

I just did the upgrade last week, I trusted my 130-hour FFX save to a transfer, worked fine.

u/thekingswitness · 3 pointsr/PS4


A guide is in the sidebar as well. I purchased mine a year ago and it was a great decision. You won't regret it. Not having to delete games is amazing.

u/Korpse223 · 3 pointsr/xboxone


That one is a favorite of mine. It's small and doesn't need to be plugged into the wall.

u/DecisiveWhale · 3 pointsr/PS4

I believe this is the relevant hard drive

Seagate Backup Plus Slim 2TB Portable External Hard Drive with Mobile Device Backup USB 3.0 (Black) STDR2000100


u/the_fascist · 3 pointsr/news

Dude this item was $120 and $30 off 2 weeks ago (when I bought it).

Now it's "originally" $160 and only $8 cheaper than it was two weeks ago.


u/Doctor_Candor · 3 pointsr/RPI

Not sure if I misread you, but RPI's XPS 15 configuration has a 512 GB SSD. I've found a 2TB external hard drive to be sufficient and am currently using this one from Seagate.

Edit: Accidentally a word.

u/TerrifiedCup · 3 pointsr/PS4

if your looking for a replacement drive check out this one


take it out of the case and use it as an internal drive

u/jmorlin · 3 pointsr/PS4


Western Digital


Or if you want to swap internal drives:

Replacement Drive

Hard drive enclosure so you can use the old 500gb drive as a new external drive if you reformat it.

u/MeowMixSong · 3 pointsr/cordcutters

Yes. It supports up to 3TB USB 3.0 HDD's. (format it in NTFS format). I use a 2TB Seagate Backup Plus, (available at Amazon for $79.95), and it works great. :)

As a side benefit, it includes 200GB of OneDrive storage for 2 years. Just hook up the drive to your computer, (only need to do it once), and use the setup application once. After that's done, you're free to format it and take it over to your iView 3500STBII.

u/Rahmulous · 3 pointsr/gaming

Here is a direct link to the album created by /u/mbrellisford. Here is a link to the thread in /r/PS4. He details the writeup to be able to replace the PS4 harddrive with a 2TB portable slim external and replace the external with the 500GB that you take out of the PS4. That was my favorite part; in the end, you get a 2TB PS4 and a 500GB external slim harddrive if you want it.

Edit: Here is an amazon link to the exact harddrive that /u/mbrellisford uses in the write up. I bought this one, as well, and have had no issues.

u/coreygrandy · 3 pointsr/PS4

Why not go with this? $89.99 and you can re-use the enclosure with the PS4's original drive afterward. There is a guide here as to how the whole replacement is done, and it looks as though you only need a Phillips head screwdriver.

Edit: I may have meant to link the Slim drive. Perhaps the other one isn't 9.5mm. $99.99, still saves a bit versus your original post.

Edit: Last one, I promise. I checked my saved posts and found a more thorough guide. It looks as though that user went with the Slim drive linked in my first edit. It shows literally every step, and confirms that it's just a Phillips head for the replacement. Opening the external drive, however, will require a Flathead. Still, nothing that most homes shouldn't have.

u/PS3RULZ13 · 3 pointsr/PS4

1)not difficult at all
2) http://www.amazon.com/Seagate-Backup-Portable-External-STDR2000100/dp/B00FRHTSK4/ref=cm_cd_ql_qh_dp_t
best drive for the PS4 right now in terms of largest amount of memory.
3) after the install of the ps4 firmware, you have about 1768 GB'S left. usually a game is anywhere from 20-50 GB's so you're looking at being able to hold 50+ FULL games. (just an estimate). Indie games however are much smaller so you can also throw in a lot more of those while not worrying about space.
4)No. Sony encourages you to upgrade your Hard drive if your heart desires. It does not cancel your warranty.
5)If you have PS plus you can transfer all your saved game data to the cloud, otherwise you can save all your saved data to a usb external hard drive and then transfer it back once you have your new hard drive in.

im going to buy the 2 TB hard drive i just linked you to. It's price is great and im looking forward to putting my ps4 hard drive into my ps3 so i can finally download some more free ps plus games.

u/jassalmithu · 3 pointsr/PS4


You need to take drive out of enclosure but just check youtube, its easy

u/bugzkilla · 3 pointsr/PS4

I'd recommend following this: http://imgur.com/a/9giKA

As for the hard drive, this one has worked great for me: http://www.amazon.com/Seagate-Backup-Portable-External-STDR2000100/dp/B00FRHTSK4

u/micro8589 · 2 pointsr/PS4

id recommend getting this portable HDD. i got this and its a good hdd

u/a-kun · 2 pointsr/PS4


This is the one I bought and it was easy to install. You can use this guide that has pictures:


I am a tech simpleton and I figured it out haha. Hope this helps.

u/Ucoral · 2 pointsr/xboxone

Got this 2 weeks ago. Was going to get the "official" Xbox branded green one also by Seagate but wasn't a fan of the color and this one is basically the exact same except it comes in black and when I got it was $80.


u/Ac3 · 2 pointsr/PS4

Bought the exact same drive on Nov 23rd.

Just checked the drive, I have the same logo on my drive too.

u/Krescan · 2 pointsr/PS4

[here] (https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00FRHTSK4/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o04_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1) is the one i bought

use the guide over on the sidebar, I did mine a few days ago and everything went really smooth

in hindsight i wish I had an extra hdd to back up all my games on it first, I'm going to be downloading games for a while

u/e_x_i_t · 2 pointsr/PS4

It's worth investing in a bigger HDD, 500gbs just doesn't cut it after a while, this 2TB external is one of the more commonly recommended ones. All you gotta do is pop the case off and you just save yourself $20 or so compared to its internal counterpart, plus you can put your old HDD in there and have yourself a nice 500gb external.

u/Shadows_Of_Fall · 2 pointsr/Steam

Got a good deal on this so this is what I'll be using for the time being (https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B00FRHTSK4/ref=ya_aw_od_pi?ie=UTF8&psc=1)

It should work fine for the moment. And thank you, that's exactly the answer I was looking for.

u/ace10414 · 2 pointsr/sailing

Huh, I just so happened to be looking into this.

Here's a very relevant reddit thread: https://www.reddit.com/r/sailing/comments/5vf88d/wifi_booster_systems_for_long_range_access/

What I plan on doing is using the ubiquity bullet as a point to point bridge connected to a Linksys WRT AC1200 and rebroadcasting the signal in the boat. Also since I'm a photographer I plan on using a portable hard drive as a NAS to backup my work and store media.

Just ordered the router and hard drive and I'm waiting till my next check to get the bullet, POE injector, and the antenna.

If you would like I can provide an update after I get everything up and running.

[EDIT] I forgot to mention the Linksys WRT router had two selling points for me. 1. OPEN WRT capable. 2. Uses 12v DC so I can wire it directly into the boat without having to use an inverter and waste energy.

u/NeighborhoodZebra · 2 pointsr/PS4


$80 for blue or silver sounds good for 2tb. Its an external drive so you'd have to pry it open to remove the HDD but I think I remember seeing a guide for using this drive somewhere on here not too long ago.

u/PS3s · 2 pointsr/PS4

I got this external drive on sale for $70, cracked it open, and installed it in my PS4, and so far it's been working perfectly. I could not find a bare 2TB drive for cheaper at the time.

u/danger__man · 2 pointsr/buildapcsales

Which external hard drive is better and why?

This or This

u/JesusFartedToo · 2 pointsr/apple

If it's just sitting on your desk with a webcam on it, that's fine. Heat from gaming is normal, just make sure you're not blocking its ventilation.

Yep, make sure you're using "sleep" and not "shut down." Sleep is actually better for the computer than a full shut down. You can configure it to automatically sleep in System Preferences > Energy Saver.

The Seagate Backup Plus Slim is highly-rated and is said to be reliable. I think the 1 TB version is a great value. Avoid the 4 TB version though; it won't be as reliable.

u/Alsharad · 2 pointsr/PS4

I'll get the Seagate 2TB external HDD and disassemble it.

Read this post for more info on how to install this HDD.

u/TheSolomonGrundy · 2 pointsr/PS4

So i got a external HD and took it out of the case. its called Back up plus slim

It works flawlessly. was very easy to install.

u/swotam · 2 pointsr/PS4Deals

This is an Amazon.ca Featured Deal and is set to expire at 3:00 am (presumably March 21). Act fast! Best Buy Canada and Futureshop will price match this deal, bringing the price down to around $97

An excellent price on a 2TB external drive that can be easily removed from the casing and installed in a PS4. I picked one of these up a couple of weeks ago and did exactly that and it fits and works perfectly.

To remove the drive, carefully pry the metal top cover from the bottom plastic case. This can be done by hand or using a small screwdriver. Once the case is open, remove the drive and unplug from the USB interface board. Then just follow the Sony instructions for replacing the drive. Be sure to backup your game save data first so that it can be restored to the new drive afterwards.

The drive fits perfectly in the PS4 and meets the specs that Sony specifies for the console. If you're looking for extra storage in your PS4, this is a great way to expand at a reasonable price.

As an added bonus, you can install your old PS4 500GB drive in the case and use that as an external USB drive afterwards.

Edit: Our American friends can get the same drive from Amazon.com for $89 which is a pretty good deal.

u/anxious_apathy · 2 pointsr/PS4

Definitely cheaper to get one online.

In fact, this is the exact model I bought.

Seagate Backup Plus Slim 2TB Portable External Hard Drive with Mobile Device Backup USB 3.0, Black (STDR2000100) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00FRHTSK4/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_c8royb3HYK779

After I took it out of the case and did the swap I actually put the old PS4 hard drive into it and it now acts as one of my external drives for my Xbox one ha ha

u/MN_LudaCHRIS · 2 pointsr/xboxone

2TB Seagate external, USB 3.0

See it on Amazon here

u/yourenzyme · 2 pointsr/PS4

If you just got the ps4 and are worried about space, look into upgrading the PS4's hard drive. This is the one most recommend It will quadruple the storage space you have, which is nice. Here is a step by step guide on how to install it, it'll save you a ton of time down the road if you choose to upgrade early on.

u/sneybad · 2 pointsr/PS4

This one:

It seems to be the standard one that this sub recommends.


This is the one that is recommended: https://www.amazon.com/Seagate-Backup-Portable-External-STDR2000100/dp/B00FRHTSK4

Have to take it out the shell yourself. I just bought one this week and am waiting for my slim to arrive Friday.

u/Yohemies · 2 pointsr/PS4

This is a steal. Just get this drive grab a screwdriver, get a usb or any storage drive you have.

u/james26685 · 2 pointsr/PS4

2TB this has to be removed from the case and installed as a internal drive. It is cheaper buying it this way than without the case.
6tb for mega space it protrudes from the top a bit but creates a nice spot for your psvr breakout box to sit next to. There is no version of the 6TB setup for pspro that I am aware of not sure if they have a db for the slim. I have 2 OG systems running on both of these setups.

u/WayneBrody · 2 pointsr/DestinyTheGame

It really depends on how much you want to spend. You can get a 2TB drive for less than $100, and a 1TB drive is even cheaper. I went with a standard HDD, but you can also go with an SSD (solid state) if you want the best performance. I've not looked at the load time differences between drive types (SSD vs HDD) but its a matter of a few seconds.

Heres a nice article with suggested drives: http://www.gamesradar.com/best-hard-drive-for-ps4/

The big thing to remember is you need to get a 2.5 inch laptop drive. The 3.5 inch desktop drives wont fit.

One last tip. Oddly enough, the external hard drives in a case like this are sometimes cheaper than their "naked" counterparts.

I recommend getting one with a case. You'll need to use a screwdriver to crack open the case to get the actual drive out, but afterwards, you can place the 500GB drive from the PS4 into the case, and get yourself a nice 500 GB external drive to use.

u/lun3ydav3 · 2 pointsr/PSVR

If you have the OG PS4, I had the Seagate Backup Plus Slim 2TB Portable External Hard Drive USB 3.0. Usually it's around $60-70. Just pop it out of the external enclosure if you want it internal on PS4 (faster speed,cleaner, frees up a USB port) or connect via USB for external (slower, bit messy and uses a USB port).


Before I sold my OG PS4 I took mine out, reformatted and I use it for my Xbox One S.

I now have the WD - My Passport 3TB External USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive for the PS4 Pro. Got it for around $80 when it was on sale and had Best Buy rewards. So 4TB total including the 1TB on the Pro. Lots of space for 2D and PSVR games!


u/Captain_Midnight · 2 pointsr/PS4

When it comes to console storage, hybrid drives are a waste of money, sometimes performing even slower than the stock drive. The solid-state section of the drive is simply too small to be used effectively as a cache, and the OS isn't set up to handle it like that.

You can pick up a 2.5-inch external drive for $86, pop the enclosure open, and pull the drive out. Although it's a 5400RPM, the sheer areal density makes it effectively much faster than its spec implies.

Newegg and Best Buy also carry that drive, currently for $90. It's relatively easy to pop out, because the enclosure is held together with adhesive instead of plastic clips. There are several Youtube videos that will give you some visual aid.

Be aware that removing the drive from the enclosure will void its warranty (but upgrading the PS4's storage will not void the PS4's warranty).

Edit: It's probably worth spending $8 more to get the bare drive, since its warranty will remain intact.

u/[deleted] · 2 pointsr/PS4

I bought this one:


You will have to remove it from the enclosure. Takes just a little bit of prying but very easy to do. Just take it slow.

Remember to back up all of your saves to the cloud or USB (or both to be safe!) as you will lose everything on the old drive. When you re-install the system software, make sure you have downloaded the full installation and not just the latest update or it will fail (personal wtf experience here). The update is around 200MB and the full install for me was around 750MB.

Upgrade guide: https://support.us.playstation.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/5107/~/upgrade-ps4-hdd

System software download:

u/Jamdawg · 2 pointsr/PS4

This is the most popular one by far:


You remove the external case and you swap the 500gb PS4 hard drive back into it so you have an external 500GB hard drive and a new 2TB drive in the PS4. There is a guide for this model floating around in the subreddit as well.

u/SyncDigimon · 2 pointsr/PS4

I've been using this one without any problems Seagate Backup Plus Slim 2TB

u/Virtualization_Freak · 2 pointsr/DataHoarder


The video you linked states "Backup plus slim."

I'm pretty sure it's the same model, and $70 at amazon.

u/segbas2004 · 2 pointsr/Games

That drive was about 100$ (Canadian fake dollars). I'm looking at it and it's even cheaper now.

u/gabo9rm · 2 pointsr/musicproduction

Yes, I had the same problem, compatible with both OS without formating:


u/powercorruption · 2 pointsr/teslamotors

I used an enclosure from a 2.5" Seagate drive.

Some time ago I bought one of these and removed the drive and placed it into my PS4. Kept the enclosure, and then placed a spare SSD into it.

u/CodsterTX · 2 pointsr/xboxone

these are the best choices in my opinion:

2TB 5400rpm: http://www.amazon.com/Seagate-Backup-Portable-External-STDR2000100/dp/B00FRHTSK4


1TB 7200rpm: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822145919

Both of these are small compact drives and do not need an external power supply

u/sir-hiss · 2 pointsr/PS4

$80 - http://www.amazon.com/Seagate-Backup-Portable-External-STDR2000100/dp/B00FRHTSK4

I put this in with simple instructions found many places on the web including this sub. Took about 15 mins and was easy.

Edit: to be clear its the 'seagate backup plus SLIM 2tb' on that page that fits the PS4

u/WillUpvoteForAss · 2 pointsr/PS4Deals

The model number on bestbuy.com matches the one that Amazon shows as the slim model and some reviewers say it's good for PS4. Good enough for me.

Update: successfully installed this drive in my PS4

u/AlicSkywalker · 2 pointsr/buildapc

Why not get portable HDD and a protective case? They are only 2.5''. And is meant to be used outside of a case. Something like this:

I've had one for 2 years now and it's still working great.

u/pocketchange93 · 2 pointsr/PS4

Thanks for the info!

This is the one I've been looking at:

u/TurboAcid · 2 pointsr/homelab

I just shuck these and move on.

u/Conjo_ · 2 pointsr/PS4

If it's this one then yeah (plus, someone on the customers question asked too)

u/DarkLordGwyn · 2 pointsr/consoledeals

Here is one for $89 with free prime shipping.

This (link below) external drive has a 2TB M9T Samsung Spinpoint inside.

Seagate Backup Plus Slim 2TB Portable External Hard Drive with 200GB of Cloud Storage & Mobile Device Backup USB 3.0 (STDR2000100) - Black https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00FRHTSK4/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_njQDxb3184WVJ

Just extract it from its case and your good to go as seen here.


u/Ambroos · 2 pointsr/PS4

The biggest currently available: http://smile.amazon.com/Seagate-Portable-External-Storage-STDR2000100/dp/B00FRHTSK4

Or, if you want warranty / don't want to risk breaking the drive while getting it out of the case: http://smile.amazon.com/Samsung-Spinpoint-2-5-Inch-Internal-ST2000LM003/dp/B00MPWYLHO

They're the same drive, the cheaper one comes with an external enclosure you'll have to open up to get the drive out. I did it a few weeks ago, there's tons of videos on YouTube that show how to do it with that exact drive. It's the only available 2TB drive that fits, and a very good deal price-performance-wise.

u/Jesus_Phish · 2 pointsr/PS4

All games play off the drive, internal or external. There's no issues playing off either.

Don't buy the ones branded for Playstation, you're paying extra for no reason. Here's the same drive by the same company for $20 less than the one you link.

u/possumgumbo · 2 pointsr/DestinyTheGame


That thing cut my load times on Xbox in half on my non-Destiny games. (I play PC).

u/Racergio · 2 pointsr/CollectiveIntelGroup

Here is some useful information regarding upgrading the PS4 hard drive.

The TLDR: save your money on SSDs and hybrid drives. Stick to a good 5400rpm 2.5" hard drive and get the most capacity you can afford.

Seagate Backup Plus Slim is what I went with in Shadow's and mine's PS4. I was able to find it local for 79.99 so you may find a better deal than the one listed if you shop around. Bonus points if you take the case apart carefully you can reuse the external enclosure with the drive you took out the PS4. I think there was a write up on PS4 sub that walked people through. It is very easy to do.

u/-Imnus- · 2 pointsr/PlayStationPlus

Yes, it would work. But I suggest a 2TB HDD instead, just doubling the PS4 capacity isn't worth it.

Right now there is only one 2TB HDD compatible with PS4: Spinpoint M9T 2TB 2.5" 9.5 mm drive for $99.99 that comes with a Portable External case, but you can remove it from the case to install on your PS4 and even re-use the case with another HDD: How To remove The Samsung Spinpoint M9T 2tb 2.5" Hard Drive From Its Enclosure.

u/Paltenburg · 2 pointsr/PS4

Really? What about the one mentioned in the sidebar-tutorial: https://www.amazon.com/Seagate-Backup-Portable-External-STDR2000100/dp/B00FRHTSK4

If you're correct, there should be a Spinpoint M9T inside of it?

u/Kart0410 · 2 pointsr/laptops

There is Acer Swift 3 and a Asus Zenbook with similar specs but its price is like $999 plus the Acer Swift just looks and feels more premium and she can get an external HDD or even SSD for photo and video editing plus the MX 150 gpu can handle almost every games at medium with good frames.

u/3v1lkr0w · 1 pointr/PS4

I'm going attempt to use this 4 TB HD when I return from my deployment...it looks a little bigger than the one I'm currently using 2 TB HD but I think it will still fit.

u/Joniak · 1 pointr/PS4

I bought this one. Just need a flathead to pry open the outer shell, and inside you have a 2TB Samsung drive.

u/HellaHeatScore · 1 pointr/applehelp

This was the drive I bought.

> Also, did you have your Photo Library installed on that drive by any chance? This is incompatible with using the drive as a TM backup destination.

I did not have Photo Library installed on the drive. Just old files on my old MBP that I dragged and dropped.

u/nemopsp · 1 pointr/PS4

BTW you don't want to use WD. Use Seagate backup slim plus 2tb here in US they are priced at $69.99


Yes the Seagate backup slim plus is an external hdd. You can take it out of the external casing an works and fit perfectly on the ps4. It's cheaper then just buying the hard drive separate as well.

u/kawiku · 1 pointr/PS4

Curious, did you go with the Seagate Backup Plus Slim 2TB?

u/NapalmOne · 1 pointr/PS4

I bought this a little after launch http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B00FRHTSK4/ref=mp_s_a_1_1?qid=1450053426&sr=8-1&pi=SY200_QL40&keywords=seagate+2tb&dpPl=1&dpID=31njL8rwUbL&ref=plSrch. It's pretty awesome and I feel like it will be quite a while before I run out of space, I've used a little over 500gb.p

u/Ockalodius · 1 pointr/PS4

I actually have a 2 TB internal hard drive that I installed in my launch PS4 before Sony made external hard drives compatible with the PS4.

I popped out the Drive of a Seagate backup plus slim using a tutorial on YouTube


u/thegrimgames · 1 pointr/applehelp

Your link lists the speed as 7200 rpm, not 5400, so that's good.

However, I don't think that hard drive is worth the cost.


There's a 2TB model from a well known company for only $100.

u/SuperKing88 · 1 pointr/xboxone

Got this one for mine not too long ago. BUS powered so you don't have to worry about keeping it on all the time (if you worry about that sort of thing). It's small so it will sit right on top or next to your xbone. Great addition to the system.


u/KISS_THE_GIRLS · 1 pointr/PS4Deals

i bought this one a while back


it goes down to 70-80 sometimes if you wanna wait...also make sure you follow the instructions on the PS4 sub.

u/MightyAries · 1 pointr/PS4

I bought this one as it was recommended in a few threads and sites.

u/Gronkbeast87 · 1 pointr/PS4

I've had good luck with the Seagate I bought on Amazon.

u/TheWhiteHunter · 1 pointr/PS4


I've been hearing that sound myself for a couple weeks now, wasn't sure what it was.

I've got a 2TB Samsung drive from this in mine.

u/ben1481 · 1 pointr/xboxone


this is what I bought. If you have a PS4, you take the external 2tb drive out of the enclosure, put it in the ps4, take the 500gb drive from the ps4 and put it in the enclosure, then connect it to your xbox. Upgraded both systems.

u/tingly_legalos · 1 pointr/PS4
u/WhiteStone30 · 1 pointr/PS4

Future ps4 owner as well. I can probably help.
I personally always upgrage my HDD. I upgraded my ps3s to a 1 TB and I bought this drive for my future ps4.
Of course you'll need to extract the hard drive yourself wich isn't hard at all. I used a heat gun to "loosen" the adhesive and a screwdriver to pop the top off. I bought a blue DS4 to use on my ps3 and the thumsticks are just fine. I even tried to rough am up a bit with a quarter and no serious damage was caused.
Hope this helps!

u/stylz168 · 1 pointr/xboxone

I just picked up this Seagate 2TB drive, not bad for $100 with USB3.0


u/tdogg15 · 1 pointr/PS4

[This] (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00FRHTSK4/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o01_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1) is the HDD I put in my PS4 yesterday. I put the old PS4 HDD in the case afterwards. Can't help you on how to reformat it though, still haven't figured that out.

u/UncleDrew44 · 1 pointr/PS3

I think I followed his article or another very popular one on the PS4 reddit and I used this one (2TB) for my PS4


u/coolgaara · 1 pointr/PS4

What HDD did you use to replace the old PS4 HDD? Was it this one?

u/xanivar · 1 pointr/xboxone

Same price at Amazon if that's your preference: Link

u/WolfgangK · 1 pointr/Android

Seagate and WD have some out, You could even do wired really. I think seagate makes a pretty slim profile wired one. Here found it fo you. 90 bucks for 2tb, not too bad


u/trj0013 · 1 pointr/PS4

Seagate Backup Plus Slim 2TB Portable External Hard Drive with Mobile Device Backup USB 3.0, Black (STDR2000100) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00FRHTSK4/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_Na3nyb80AG69K

You'll have to remove it from the case, but that took less than 5 min.

u/FATALVISI0N · 1 pointr/PS4


I bought mine for $89.99, the link above has it for $69.99 for 2TB

u/AlduinDoesGaming · 1 pointr/PSVR

Bought a SeaGate external 2TB hard drive when it was on sale (This one) Still haven't filled it up haha

u/xterminator14 · 1 pointr/xboxone

Personally, I purchased this along with my new 500GB console. I thought it was a great deal:

Seagate Backup Plus Slim 2TB Portable External Hard Drive with Mobile Device Backup USB 3.0, Black (STDR2000100) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00FRHTSK4/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_LIioybK69V7XF

I have also seen a 4 or 5 TB Seagate (the larger kind) going for $90 on eBay. Not sure if that's still there or not. If you don't mind the size and the power cord, I think that's probably a steal. I wanted my HD to be portable as I might use it later for my laptop or for other media storage.

u/alicia2468 · 1 pointr/nintendo

A word of note, Wii U only supports up to 2 TB of HDD so keep that in mind. OH and a Y-cable is needed since the Wii U is not powerful enough to use 1 USB port.

I picked up this Seagate last year and it's been working well for me. I think for Black Friday at Best Buy it's going down to $89.99.

Ideally though, I don't think 2TB is quite realistic unless you plan to go all digital and depends on the games you buy (Xenoblade Chronicles X even disc version you'll probably want the 32GB data packs). I've only filled about 100-200GB on mine.

You could do a USB stick, but it's recommended to use a HDD. Again lots on sale at Best Buy for Black Friday

u/RyanLaFalce · 1 pointr/PS4

Will this still work? Seagate Backup Plus Slim 2TB Portable External Hard Drive with Mobile Device Backup USB 3.0 (Black) (STDR2000100) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00FRHTSK4/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_Pf4gybXBXST1Z

u/gurg2k1 · 1 pointr/battlefield_one

You can buy a 2TB hard drive to swap in for around $65. This one specifically: https://www.amazon.com/Seagate-Backup-Portable-External-STDR2000100/dp/B00FRHTSK4

u/archigraeme · 1 pointr/laptops

I survived with an i5 8gb macbook pro :) You'll be okay.

Feel free to DM me as you go along in school. You're entering an incredibly intense, but MASSIVELY rewarding 4-8 years of school :)

HDD is totally fine, springing for an external SSD has diminishing returns. I own like... 4-6 of these: https://www.amazon.ca/Seagate-Backup-Portable-External-STDR2000100/dp/B00FRHTSK4/ref=sr_1_1?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1502821517&sr=1-1&keywords=seagate+2tb

u/MunkyUTK · 1 pointr/PS4

here you go

Pull the drive out of the case and pop it into the PS4. Easy peasy.

u/Santesyu · 1 pointr/PS4Deals

Yeah this is the one I upgraded with except I got it thanks with Amazon herehttp://www.amazon.com/Seagate-Portable-External-Storage-STDR2000100/dp/B00FRHTSK4/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1454216727&sr=8-4&keywords=2tb+harddrive personally its a good 2tb works flawlessly ,easy to upgrade though I bought the red one for 70 something so this is a sale considering what u are getting..I would say anyone that wants a upgrade do it now considering all the games coming out, got so many downloaded games on mines, and I'm not even half way full lol...for real its worth it.

u/bnnyblncofromdabronx · 1 pointr/PS4

This one has worked great for me

I believe it is also available at Best Buy and they should price match it.

u/usrevenge · 1 pointr/PS4

maybe i'm reading it wrong but for whatever reason the black one is $10 more amazon link

I have that red one, no issues and even used the old ps4 500gb hdd and put that back inside the enclosure so i have a 500gb external drive that will end up being used for my xbone.

u/boxular · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

pentel's rsvp pens are my favorite and they come in a variety of colors. i find that the different colors help me retain information when note-taking/studying in general.

a phone charger for sure. amazonbasics has cables that work really well for the iphone! amazon has a six month warranty for their amazonbasics things (i think they still do?), so if your cable frays or breaks or whatever, you can just send amazon a message and they'll replace it for you. i think that's awesome since the worst part about having an iphone is how easy the charging cables can fall apart.

also, i think carrying around a mini stapler in your backpack is a great idea. they're handy and cute. bonus: you'll be class hero when a paper is due and everyone is scrambling for a stapler.

usb flash drives are nice and handy, but i'd recommend investing in a portable external harddrive as well. the 2tb ones run about $70-$90 and they're dooooope. you didn't say what you're studying, but i'm a student who works with digital media so i'm constantly transferring large files and an external drive has been of great use. i have this one.

u/fjm182 · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

I only have 3 suggestions:

  • Google Cardboard! because before spending $500+ you need to know if VR suits your taste (and to know what's all the hype about).
  • A song of Ice and Fire if you have read them or not, these set is almost perfect for any GOT fan (almost because no 6th book yet).
  • 2TB External Hard Drive because there's no such thing as "having too much storage space"
u/dmcand3 · 1 pointr/xboxone

PS: I am sure everyone knows this but Best Buy will price match anything from Amazon as long as it is shipped and sold by Amazon. In which http://www.amazon.com/Seagate-Portable-External-Storage-STDR2000100/dp/B00FRHTSK4/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1453477588&sr=8-1&keywords=seagate+2tb+external is. It's $89.99 at Best Buy, they will price match. Let me know if this looks like a good drive that hopefully works with Xbox One. I am getting an external because I have Gold and I want to take advantage of downloading the games that come with Gold membership. My hard drive is already 79% full.

u/piebloxxer · 1 pointr/macgaming

I will say that I'd recommend either upgrading the storage in your computer or buying an external hard drive if you want to boot camp your mac, though, as you're going to quickly run out of disk space if you do.

I got a 2TB Seagate one that works pretty well for relatively cheap here, but you might want one with its own power supply as it might access data marginally faster.

If you want some game recommendations that will run on mac, I'm /u/piebloxxer on steam if you want to look through my library. All of the games that I've logged time in ~1/2 an hour or more will play at least adequately!

Also, I'd highly recommend Overwatch if you haven't played it before. I can run it on Medium settings with around a stable 40 FPS on my MacBook and really enjoy it!

u/workworkwork1234 · 1 pointr/PS4

The 2 TB hard drive thats recommended here is only $80


u/GoBoltz · 1 pointr/WWII

I'm on a Ps4-Pro, I switched out stock for a 2 tb Seagate.
(Buy the external for $69 usd, open case, put old drive in when done) I get the same load times, maybe micro-seconds slower than yours. Not a big cost, but the space & speed well worth it.
drive --> https://www.amazon.com/Seagate-Backup-Portable-External-STDR2000100/dp/B00FRHTSK4

Guide if needed --> http://www.ign.com/wikis/playstation-4/How_to_Replace_a_PS4_Hard_Drive

Hope it helps someone . . Cheers !!

u/bringforththebooty · 1 pointr/buildapcsales

My friend recently replaced his ps4 drive with this Seagate 2TB external and he said the disassembly and installation was pretty straightforward

u/Goosebeans · 1 pointr/PS4

This seems to be the standing recommendation from the sub.

Just remove the drive from the external enclosure and swap like normal.

u/Imsofakingwetoded · 1 pointr/PS4

I used this one when I upgraded mine, no issues and easy to install.

u/Chouonsoku · 1 pointr/PS4

I noted the size differences in another post in this very topic. That 3.5 GB patch (Infamous I suppose?) is a delta patch, meaning it doesn't make your total space used [size of game] + 3.5 GB. That 3.5 GB patch replaced files in the game install, it did not add itself on top of them. Games get updated all the time and that's not something new for PS4 Pro and the Pro updates are not wasting space that otherwise would not be taken up.

You can get a 1TB hard drive for $60 or a 2TB hard drive for $80 if you're finding you have to delete games you want to keep playing.

u/SB-012 · 1 pointr/PS4

It should be. It is the Seagate Backup Plus Slim 2TB Portable External Hard Drive. I've seen it mentioned here a few times and suggested in a few tutorials and I've never heard too many complaints about it after initial installation so I imagine it is compatible.

u/rerunx5 · 1 pointr/PS4

Can't use Western Digital since the hard drive will not fill in the ps4.
It even states in the description of the product page.


I haven't seen a 2tb SSHD 2.5inch hard drive. Only the 1tb version.

Better off getting the Seagate/Samsung drives since these will fit in the PS4.

You can get one of these external drives and take apart then put in the PS4 since its the cheapest option out there.

u/zer0knowledge · 1 pointr/PS4

Games do a full install regardless of you using getting a physical copy or buying digitally so really it comes down to how many games you think you'll have on it simultaneously. For a couple examples and going off the Sony Store info, Bloodborne is 25GB, Uncharted 4 is 44GB.

I recently got the Slim and have this HDD on my wishlist which I'll probably pick up next time it goes on sale. I also have gigabit fiber to my home so don't mind redownloading a ton of games when it comes time. At the drive's current price, you're talking a $50 difference between Slim+HDD vs Pro though the HDD is 2TB. A more fair comparison would be the 1TB HDD which puts the difference at $70.

I too don't have a 4KTV and don't plan on getting one soon and have a decent gaming rig. I went with the Slim mainly because I could get it and a dozen games over Black Friday for the price of the Pro. If you would be upgrading the HDD around the time you purchase the PS4, then you might as well go for the Pro. Better machine, less hassle.

As an aside, your post reminded me that I wanted to pick up a Steam Link why they were $20 so thanks!

u/tubeii · 1 pointr/BCIT

Hey man. Good on you for choosing the CIT Program, I'm in the Arch Technology program but here's what I can offer you in terms of advice for laptop purchases.

  • Go for 16GB of RAM. Trust me, 8GB is the bare minimum these days and it never hurts to have extra RAM, especially if you're going to be running lots of apps or using Chrome(fuck).
  • As for requiring Windows 10 or Mac OS, check with your program for that. Here in Arch they required us to have Windows to use programs like AutoCAD, which are generally tailored to the operating system.

    I have the Dell XPS 13 right now (XPS-9370) and have used it for nearly a full year. I can tell you that there's no issues with coil whine but Dell's customer service is admittedly frustrating (good thing is they're helpful when you finally get around to them).

    If you're looking at the Macbook, I'd recommend the Macbook Pro. In terms of weight, both Macbook Air and Macbook Pro have very little weight difference and I'm assuming you'll be running some relatively processor heavy programs, in which case the Macbook Pro would be your best bet.

    If you have money to splurge on a good computer, by all means go for it, but seriously avoid cheaper alternatives. They look good in face value now but they'll fuck you over in the long run. Investing a bit more in a good product lowers the possibility that you'll have to buy a new one in the future.

    Personally, I have a couple of tips:

  • Get an External Hard Drive. Because you said earlier that splurging isn't too much of a problem, I'd assume that upgrading your storage won't be too much of an issue, but if it is, consider getting a hard drive. They're fantastic for keeping your information with you without having to overspend on upgrading your laptop's storage. I'm using this one right now.
  • Get a wireless mouse. The trackpads on the Macbook and XPS are nice, but goddamn they're annoying when I want to get work done. A small wireless mouse like this one will make worlds of a difference when you're doing work.
  • Invest in a laptop case. Seems like a pretty standard thing but I've seen a lot of people invest ~$2000-2500 on a computer and carry it around without a case. Treat that shit like your baby, cause it's expensive, and carrying it around in a bag with textbooks will wear it down. Using the Macbook Pro 13 as an example, consider something like this.


    That's all I have. If you have any other things or just general recommendations you need, don't be afraid to dm me!
u/Wild-Weaasel · 1 pointr/PS4

I finally replaced my HDD after one full year of my PS4's life (bought it on launch weekend). My stock HDD was barely even full, sitting at around 200 GB free, but the 2TB went on sale for $99 on Black Friday so I was like, why not?

No problems during installation but I did destroy my internet's data usage re-downloading games, patches and DLC.

Link to the particular HDD.

u/jacques_martin · 1 pointr/macbook

Question for any of you using the newer (USB-C) model MBP.

I'm toying the idea of either a refurbished one of those, or a 2015 model for school in the fall. For it, I have to get a portable harddrive - not a big deal, but I'm wondering if anyone is using one similar to this and how well it works - I'm guessing I'd have to get some kind of USB-C to USB-A adapter, and I'm slightly worried that the adapter will create a bottleneck when transferring stuff.

u/DrazV2 · 1 pointr/PS4

It doesn't, but you could remove the case of the drive. The top review here seems to have instructions for it!

You have to note though, that it will void the warranty.

u/I_Kurisumasu_I · 1 pointr/xboxone


I bought this on Black Friday and it has been working great.

u/mechanical_elf · 1 pointr/PS4

This one?

Seagate Backup Plus Slim 2TB Portable External Hard Drive with Mobile Device Backup USB 3.0 (Black) STDR2000100 https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00FRHTSK4/ref=cm_sw_r_awd_pDoLub0FAR6BF

u/xSHIFTNASTYx · 1 pointr/PS4


I have a friend that put this one in his PS4 and he is more than pleased. There are plenty of YouTube videos available to walk you through taking it out of the external enclosure and installing it into your PS4.

I know it is not a hybrid drive, but at this point in time, this is a better solution. And, IIRC, there isn't a 2TB hybrid drive available in the 2.5" form factor.

u/thefapper1 · 1 pointr/techsupport

If I get something like this, I won't need to go through formatting the external correct? Should I as a precaution?

u/Paratek · 1 pointr/PS4

This is what I have for my PS4. I just cracked the case open and removed the hard drive. Has been working fine for years. Although now, PS4 supports external hard drives. So it might work without installing it internally.


u/jAlvesrz · 1 pointr/PS4

I am sure you meant HD space and not ram. My recommendation goes Seagate 2TB drive if you want an internal option. You can easily remove the casing, there's a video on youtube on how to and replace your existing HD which is fairly easy. Or you can use it as an external hard drive (PS4 now supports saving games @ usb 3.0 hard drives).

HD Link: https://www.amazon.com/Seagate-Backup-Portable-External-STDR2000100/dp/B00FRHTSK4/ref=sr_1_1?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1491130632&sr=1-1&keywords=seagate+backup+plus+slim+2tb

How to replace PS4 HD: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i8K_SpOZuIw

How to take apart external HD: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ijFCOvwd_Zo

u/NathanCollier14 · 1 pointr/DestinyTheGame

Ah. I seem to have confused SSD with External Harddrives. My bad lol

mine is a year or 2 older version of this one. Probably not SSD then

u/theory_at_work · 1 pointr/xboxone

Usually not worth the increase in price to get bigger internal storage in my opinion - instead use the difference in price to purchase a much larger external hard drive... for example, this will give you 2TB more space for less than $65 (and the 4TB version is less than $100): https://www.amazon.com/Seagate-Portable-External-Photography-STDR2000100/dp/B00FRHTSK4/ref=sr_1_6?ie=UTF8&qid=1537467560&sr=8-6&keywords=external+hard+drive+usb3&dpID=31njL8rwUbL&preST=_SY300_QL70_&dpSrc=srch

u/majindutin · 1 pointr/xboxone

I'm pretty sure Major Nelson himself recommended a Seagate drive recently.

I think it was this one:

u/Squawkings · 1 pointr/PS4

But honestly, if it's not too much of a hassle, I would package the Skywin kit back up, assuming it's from Amazon, and return it. Then just get an external something like this - https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00FRHTSK4/ref=twister_B07454F4JH?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1

u/D_Ashido · 1 pointr/PS4

2 controllers!

A legitimate headset (I use Logitech G230 plugged into my DS4 with a dual 3.5mm female to single 3.5mm male adapter with mic capabilities three ring tip)

2TB Drive for storage(500GB would be a lot if the patches and DLC were the same size as they were last generation. Even simple patches that do next to nothing take up GIGS!)

Thank Me Later

u/pr0adam · 1 pointr/PS4


This is the HDD i used(i took it out of the casing)

And followed this guide on the sidebar


Some people have said bad things about seagate drives, and sometimes you will hear an occasional beep because of its power consumption, but its been over a year for me and nothing wrong as of yet.

u/LiamHP · 1 pointr/PS4


I bought this one from Amazon. https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B00FRHTSK4/ref=pe_386430_199318500_TE_item
I followed the instructions in the link in the sidebar (that same image I posted above) and it all worked out great. It does take a little time though for the data transfers.

u/taylortaudio · 1 pointr/razer

I have a Segate 2TB Slim that I love.

Super small and works great!


u/atomchoco · 1 pointr/techsupport


sorry dude/dudette imma sleep soon probably won't be able to reply

anyway i'll try to get in touch with some data recovery people. it's kind of expensive but with the right tools i'm hoping this should be easy enough that they won't charge the full rate

u/LSDrush · 1 pointr/playstation

Got this for like $70

Just take it out of the enclosure, put it in your PS4, pop the old one into the enclosure

And there you go 2tb PS4

u/raskrask · 1 pointr/PS4

Installed 2TB by dismantling this

This contains Samsung drive small enough to fit in PS4.

Before firmware update (1.4 or something?) it had issue with detecting from a cold boot. You could work around by pressing power button for about 6seconds (basically releasing just before entering the safe mode). Once it's on, going in/out of standby was fine. I used it like for few weeks.

After the patch, it now detects fine and no problem.

I am happy with it. Speed is not stellar or anything but just fine. Not much noise I think. Having so many games install on HDD these days, it's better to upgrade earlier than later I thought.

BTW, I coudln't make this HDD work with PS3 (fat, slim)

u/ZsaFreigh · 1 pointr/Games

an external 2.5" 2TB drive costs less than an internal one.

Buy this: https://www.amazon.com/Seagate-Backup-Portable-External-STDR2000100/dp/B00FRHTSK4

It's $10 less than any internal 2TB on Amazon, so grab it, bust open the enclosure, remove the 2.5" HD that's inside, install it in your PS4. Bingo. You're done. I did this 2 years ago and I still haven't filled it up.

u/bokochaos · 1 pointr/wiiu

Nope. It supposedly formatted the drive, but that was it.
The drive I bought

u/Bu1ld0g · 1 pointr/PS4

I use the seagate model that's recommended on the "How to" on the sidebar.
In answer to your question though, no not all 2TB drives will work. You can only fit a 2.5" drive into the PS4's enclosure.

Other alternatives are cutting a hole in the back and hot-wiring a larger drive (up to 4TB I believe).
Or buying a NYKO databank.

As for other drives, are there many in those dimentions? I can find a Wester-Digital, but those have a poor track record for failures etc.

u/fartchunk · 1 pointr/protools

Don't overthink it. And don't overspend. Just get something like this.


I have used USB 2.0, FW800, and USB 3.0 drives running both 5400 and 7200 rpms. The transfer protocol is much more important than the rotation speed. If you have USB 3.0, you are halfway to thunderbolt, and the other half won't make a difference. I can't say I've ever used an external SSD, but honestly, how much do you want to spend on external storage?

If it were me, I would get the drive I linked to, or a similar desktop version, and then buy a second, larger desktop version to do Time Machine backups of both the computer and the audio drive.

u/kittlepoops · 1 pointr/peacecorps

If you can, I suggest going to Costco for yours. I just bought a 2TB Seagate external hard drive and I think it was around $60. Here is the same one from Amazon for $89.

u/Tegamal · 1 pointr/PS4

Seagate 2TB external hard drive

Here is the best guide I've find on how to install it.

u/cwtjps · 1 pointr/bapcsalescanada

Looking for ~2TB external USB 3.0 drive for my PS4. The Seagate 2TB looks like the best deal $/GB, is there anything that might be better?

u/Bill_Brasky01 · 1 pointr/PS4

It's not expensive for me, but it might be for the OP. Do you understand how recommendations work? He wants external cheap, you offered internal + enlosure for $50 more than a standard 2tb.


u/lindseyxsims · 1 pointr/PS4

It depends how much storage you're looking for. And I'm not sure what you consider to be on the cheaper side, I think this is a pretty good deal for 2TB.

u/DarkGodRyan · 1 pointr/PS4


You mean like this? Isn't this a just a portable hard drive, not one I can install in the PS4 slim? Wouldn't I need a usb cable to hook it up?

u/M0rmont · 1 pointr/PS4

I'm pretty sure most people use this drive, but the internal hard drive is the same so that one could save you $10.

If you plan on using the shell for a 500GB external anyway, the slim version is definitely sleeker.

u/bigpappaflea · 1 pointr/PS4

I am upgrading mine to 2tb. It's not a very expensive upgrade either Seagate Amazon

u/Hashtag_Heel · 1 pointr/PS4
u/joedean91 · 1 pointr/PS4

Seagate Backup Plus Slim 2TB Portable External Hard Drive with 200GB of Cloud Storage & Mobile Device Backup USB 3.0 (STDR2000100) - Black https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00FRHTSK4/ref=cm_sw_r_sms_apa_ru.yxbQ35R5XH

u/RickulDusk · 1 pointr/PS4

Seagate Backup Plus Slim 2TB Portable External Hard Drive

If you install everything right, you end up with an extra 500gb external hard drive. It worked for me but i definitely recommend a tutorial video!

u/HunterLee1337 · 1 pointr/PS4

I'm not sure if those drives even fit the ps4. Personally I use this 2tb drive and I had no issues so far.

u/ps4geek · 1 pointr/PS4

Good catch. Thanks!

The 4TB isn't much more than the 2TB model mentioned in the guide. Maybe this one: http://www.amazon.com/Seagate-Backup-Portable-External-STDR2000100/dp/B00FRHTSK4

Edit: looks like there can be issues when you get into the 4TB range.

u/Thonatron · 1 pointr/hardwareswap

You can get the brand new, newer version of this same Seagate drive, with all the same features (2tb, 5400rpm, USB powered, 3.0/2.0 USB compatibility) and the 400gb of OneDrive bonus storage for $4 more than OP's firm asking price.

u/Prescott- · 1 pointr/PS4

I went external, less hassle

In fact 2TB Seagates are on sale right now.


u/metalb00 · 1 pointr/macbookpro

I've used the seagate usb drives, oldest one I have is at least 4 years old. bus powered usb 3.0



u/mightylordredbeard · 1 pointr/PS4

You can use any brand so long as it fits. I bought this one:


You just pry apart the case and take the HDD out and then put it into your PS4. I used the tutorial that's on the side bar of the sub. It's a pretty good one, especially considering that I'm tech stupid.

u/tekneticc · 1 pointr/PS4

Seagate Backup 2TB Slim

Bought it a few weeks ago, works perfectly.

u/Malifo · 1 pointr/xboxone

[Seagate] (https://www.amazon.com/Seagate-Backup-Portable-External-STDR2000100/dp/B00FRHTSK4/ref=sr_1_1?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1518562976&sr=1-1&keywords=seagate+external+hard+drive&dpID=31njL8rwUbL&preST=_SY300_QL70_&dpSrc=srch) is such a good external with a lot of choices. I've had mine for about 3 years now, and they're usually priced well. I got the 5tb and am barely at 28% with more games installed than I play.

u/chris2315 · 1 pointr/PS4

What I did was buy a 2TB external drive, open up the case, put the drive in my PS4 and put the PS4's original drive in the case. That way I still got an external drive out of it. Here's the one I used and it's pretty cheap too.

u/dinomother · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Sorry to hear you are feeling bad :( I have this harddrive : https://www.amazon.com/Seagate-Backup-Portable-External-STDR2000100/dp/B00FRHTSK4 and it has worked pretty well for me!

u/Mattgx082 · 1 pointr/PS4Pro

If I was buying now I guess I'd do the 2tb seagate barricuda everyone is getting. I installed the one I updated in my og 2 months previously. Which is a 2tb seagate slim external i popped out the shell...I imported 400gb over of my saves to it and have about 750gb left. I do a lot of digital for psvr and sales...fills up fast! But 2tb is pretty decent as there old games I will delete I have on disc and probably won't play much or doesn't have a huge patch.

Only difference over stock on either og or pro I noticed was the times it got powered off unexpected, while not in rest mode.

Having a surge in rest mode haven't had a issue with any drive. But non stock drives I have had them reinstalled OS from ground up after a surge with the OS on completely. Where as the stock I never had an issue if this happened. It may be do to the cache and way the upgraded drives function with extra features and catalogs/caches vs the standard stock drive. It's not really an issue, but I usually keep a current back up every month or so of my entire system with games and patches just in case! Save files are cloud so no biggie...but reinstalling discs with 10gb patches and big digital in a day sucks.

For the cheap I'd say 2tb seagate slim external as they are on sale for 79.99 and have proven to work great for storage and just a hair better than the stock but not much


For decent I go with 2tb sshd seagate baricuda cause it's better and the new hotness. I believe it's about $40 or so more.


u/GtotheE · 1 pointr/mac

Not to be captain obvious, but it really depends on how much storage you need. SSD is faster, and more reliable (no spinning disks), so it's a better product for you. That being said, 500gb fills up really fast. I actually have yet to buy an SSD because I need many TB of footage on the go, but if I only needed 500gb, then I'd go with that.

Another idea would be to get two Seagate 2TB drives like the one below, and just keep a clone of everything you do on them (or one like below, and another non-portable drive). That way if one dies, you can just sub in another. I've got no issues against Lacie, but I've found that every spinning disk drive will one day fail, and I haven't had much better luck with one brand over another. I'd much sooner trust two seagate drives than one Lacie drive. But that's just me.


u/QuietJackal · 1 pointr/PS4

I upgraded to the drive inside of this back in october and works fine for me.

u/Mrcool360 · 0 pointsr/PS4Pro

You can also pop out the hard drive from this and get the same thing for cheaper

Seagate Backup Plus Slim 2TB Portable External Hard Drive with Mobile Device Backup USB 3.0 (Black) STDR2000100 https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00FRHTSK4/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_61xiybE1K9A89

And do this:

u/killbot0224 · 0 pointsr/PS4

Has to be a 2.5" drive with a height of 9.5mm

Seagate has a 2TB one (a samsung drive in an external enclosure)

u/Shadow_steal · 0 pointsr/PS4

1TB isn't enough either in my opinion. I'd sell my PS4 on craigslist for $175-200 with no games 1 controller and put that towards the Pro. Then get this harddrive:


Pop off the exterior on that harddrive and pop it in your PS4 or Pro depending on how you want to proceed. It fits perfectly.

u/Hayw00dUBl0wMe · 0 pointsr/macbookpro

Um... Wat. External HDs are not that expensive lol there are lots of 1 TB+ eHDs for less than $100. You got scammed



u/ehgameraz · -1 pointsr/PS4

You could save $15 and get the external drive with that in it, swap the drives and put the 500gb from the PS4 back in the seagate casing and reformat it for later use.


u/Maverick12882 · -2 pointsr/PS4

Here you go. 2TB hard drive that fits the PS4 and is usually cheaper than just getting an oem drive. Bonus: if you're careful taking it apart, you can pop in the old drive and you've still got an external drive!

u/QuantumInteger · -2 pointsr/Games

You expect the general consumer to know the difference or would be willing to pay the premium for faster memory? As it is, flash memory is more expensive per GB than magnetic disc storage. To get one of those high-speed SD card cost ~$30 for 64GB where you can a 2TB hard drive for $80. I should mention that at 120MB/s, that Seagate is pretty comparable to the UHSII SD card. This is the PS Vita all over again.

u/AnneNalsecs · -5 pointsr/gadgets

This is what I have, 4 times the storage for less than half the cost.

Edit. love how I'm being down voted for this lol