It’s trivial to replace the internal drive on a PS4 (unlike the XBox), so I personally plonked a 2TB SSHD neatly connected to the SATA bus rather than messing around with external USB crap.
Seagate has launched an external disk drive for the PlayStation 4 so gamers can cram more gear into their consoles. Coming in 1TB, 2TB or 4TB variants, the drive attaches to the PS4 via a USB 3.0 cable. The Playstation 4 has a 500GB internal hard drive and read-only optical drive. Seagate said games can take up 40GB each and …
It's trivial to replace the drive. It still requires you have a USB drive at least as big as the one you're replacing.
It's too bad you can't plonk the replacement drive into a cradle, connect the cradle via USB and tell the PS4 to prepare and copy all the data from the existing internal drive to the new one so it could just be swapped in.
Unless you have a "Pro" model, USB is much faster thanks to the old SATA2 controller in the non-"Pro" models (same for XBone)... SSD is near worthless in these old models.
Also, the slowest 2.5 hdd I've ever used came in a "Pro" ps4. Not joking, it caps at like 45MB, ridiculous.
"Well the article is about the seagate storage more than the playstation so really it should be a drive enclosure."
It's about a Seagate hard drive for the Playstation 4 (As the title makes clear). I'm surprised with 92 million consoles sold that a stock photo of a PS4 controller: A - Doesn't exist, or B - Wasn't used for another reason.
Because the PS3 controller is a better controller, duh. That was the perfect controller, then they stuck that stupid touchpad on the front (which is now relegated to being a big map button for most games), made the 'options' button a pain in the ass to use, and taped that annoying LED glowstick to the back of it.
How about giving them the benefit of the doubt and adding form factor into the equation?
Most external HDD's are rather ugly vertical boxen (unless you admittingly pay extra for a nice design), while the PS4 HDD matches the profile of the unit, making a very nice stack presentation in your media center.
Sometimes that's just worth a bit extra, you know?