So you’ve decided that you have to throw a new hard drive in your PS4, and an external hard drive just won’t cut it. It’s one of those upgrades that may or may not visibly improve things, but if you can do it, why not? Most of the read and write speeds are comparable, but we have included them if it’s a deciding factor for you. Here are some of the best options for PS4 available to you.
Western Digital Blue SSD
Good at everything
If you want a 1TB SSD at a great price, but would rather stick with a more recognizable name, consider this Western Digital drive. You will have loads of space for storage, 560MB/s, as well as 530MB/s read and write speeds, and a five-year manufacturer warranty.
Crucial MX500 500GB 3D NAND SATA 2.5 Inch Internal SSD
Good speed, decent price
This Crucial drive will get you into some super-fast SSD speeds — 560MB/s and 510MB/s read and write speeds, respectively — while not breaking the bank. Also, if anything goes wrong with it, you are supported by a five-year manufacturer warranty.
Samsung 870 EVO 250GB 2.5 Inch SATA III Internal SSD
This Samsung Evo drive is slightly more expensive for the size than the Crucial drive, but offers better performance, including faster write speeds. Also, just like the Crucial, you’ll get a five-year manufacturer warranty.
SanDisk Ultra 3D NAND 500GB Internal SSD
A company you know
SanDisk is well known for its memory cards, but did you know they make excellent solid-state drives for a low cost? You do now. The speeds are pretty good, too, compared with others on this list.
Where do you even start?
When you need something with more power and storage than the best external hard drives, SSDs are the way to go. If you need an SSD and want to have a good amount of storage space, then a 1TB drive may be the place to start. 1TB drives are, of course, going to be more expensive than their 500GB counterparts, but the price increase will give you space for a lot more games.