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Old 25-03-2019, 06:15 PM   #3511
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US$60 from Amazon US.

When the price isn’t Super special, they will ship overseas and also via Amazon Prime SG.

Or wait for Shoppee sale or Lazada 27 March birthday sale.

Thanks, saw the Firecuda SSHD as well but 2TB @ $150+ a bit beyond what I am willing to pay without re-using. What's the best price you have seen?



External HDD must support USB3.0? If no need I have an old, spare 1TB HDD. Then save some money.



No need for speed actually but I figured getting a cheap SSD is better for me. Hard to reuse HDDs if my PC is already running all SSDs.
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Old 25-03-2019, 06:18 PM   #3512
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Had some issues of detection when I had my old PS4 1st gen. So better with internal HDD or Hybrid. But SSD performance vs price in terms of PS4 isn’t worth the extra $ unless you’re very very rich.

Now I transplanted the Firecuda 2TB to the PS4 Pro. PS4 Pro 1GB original to the old PS4. 500GB spare haha but doesn’t matter. Just keep.


I don't see the point of upgrading your internal HDD when you can just easily plug&play a external hdd.
Unless u yearn for fast loading by using SSD. Yes, by all means go ahead.
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Old 25-03-2019, 06:47 PM   #3513
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Thanks, saw the Firecuda SSHD as well but 2TB @ $150+ a bit beyond what I am willing to pay without re-using. What's the best price you have seen?



External HDD must support USB3.0? If no need I have an old, spare 1TB HDD. Then save some money.



No need for speed actually but I figured getting a cheap SSD is better for me. Hard to reuse HDDs if my PC is already running all SSDs.
External HDD must be USB 3.0. If you are thinking of reuse, can buy an external USB 3.0 casing (just the case, it's not expensive, self-assemble) and use existing or new HDD/SSHD (note that older HDDs may not work, especially those with higher power requirements). That way in the future you can reuse it as external HDD for PC or other devices. Or just get a new branded USB HDD.

Using external HDD means you can install a lot of games, but for games you are currently playing, you can move them to internal HDD for better speed if necessary (if it makes a difference), and move them out after finishing. If you have existing SSD, you can use that as internal even if it is smaller capacity, just use a big HDD as external and move games around. (Moving around can take some times though, especially for big games like 40GB or something.)

Note that when an external HDD is used for the PS4, PS4 will format the whole HDD into its own format. You cannot plug it in and out of PS4 and PC to transfer files, or partition it, etc. (Of course can still reformat it using PC when no longer needed for PS4.)

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Old 25-03-2019, 11:05 PM   #3514
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Re2 if i complete leon ? I must play claire then considered i completed the game?
What it means by 2nd run?
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Old 25-03-2019, 11:08 PM   #3515
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2nd run on claire

Re2 if i complete leon ? I must play claire then considered i completed the game?
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Old 26-03-2019, 09:15 AM   #3516
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Won’t regret Firecuda. Make sure you buy the 2.5” model.

Amazon has discounts but sometimes they drop price then won’t ship overseas.
That's the thing. Have been talking to a colleague and we are both interested in this for a long time but just can't find the heart to do it... and games are getting bigger lately, and my 1TB is constantly remaining with less than sufficient space, resulting in lots of deleting and installing over and over again...

Might stop procrastinating and move it in by Q2 of this year
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Old 26-03-2019, 09:19 AM   #3517
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Thanks, saw the Firecuda SSHD as well but 2TB @ $150+ a bit beyond what I am willing to pay without re-using. What's the best price you have seen?
About $140 from SLS, Bizgram. This was from the price list downloaded a few months ago...

Don't think IT show price will go down that much.

At the end of the day, you can also consider using external HDD via USB 3.0 if you want to lower the budget. I wanted to but my 2 USB ports are used up. My controllers are pretty much dead if I don't connect the cable for powering it up and i just didn't feel bothered enough to get a new one. My PS4 was the first gen, bought it when it was just launched...
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Old 26-03-2019, 09:38 AM   #3518
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I wanted to but my 2 USB ports are used up. My controllers are pretty much dead if I don't connect the cable for powering it up and i just didn't feel bothered enough to get a new one. My PS4 was the first gen, bought it when it was just launched...
You don't have to connect the controller to the PS4 if its battery is low/zero. You can just connect it to any USB power source, while using it to play PS4 game at the same time. I have a 5m USB cable, just plug it in to any USB charger (1A type should be enough as it doesn't draw a lot of power).

If you want to connect to PS4 for charging, you can use a USB hub. I have a simple hub (just USB 2.0, not even 3.0) plugged into the PS4 all the time. I put USB thumb drive on it (to backup save file), bluetooth dongle (for using bluetooth headset with PS4 games), another audio dongle (for Sony PS Pluse Elite), PS4 controller (if I want to charge, though now I use a separate USB charger). My hub has button to toggle on/off for each port, so I can just turn on those that I want, but that's optional. I don't plug the external HDD into the hub though, I use a dedicated port on the PS4 for that.

And if you don't want to keep using the controller wired, just replace the battery. You can buy a battery from Aliexpress at US$8. Battery is the easiest thing to replace, as it's the first thing you see after unscrewing and opening the controller.
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You don't have to connect the controller to the PS4 if its battery is low/zero. You can just connect it to any USB power source, while using it to play PS4 game at the same time. I have a 5m USB cable, just plug it in to any USB charger (1A type should be enough as it doesn't draw a lot of power).

If you want to connect to PS4 for charging, you can use a USB hub. I have a simple hub (just USB 2.0, not even 3.0) plugged into the PS4 all the time. I put USB thumb drive on it (to backup save file), bluetooth dongle (for using bluetooth headset with PS4 games), another audio dongle (for Sony PS Pluse Elite), PS4 controller (if I want to charge, though now I use a separate USB charger). My hub has button to toggle on/off for each port, so I can just turn on those that I want, but that's optional. I don't plug the external HDD into the hub though, I use a dedicated port on the PS4 for that.

And if you don't want to keep using the controller wired, just replace the battery. You can buy a battery from Aliexpress at US$8. Battery is the easiest thing to replace, as it's the first thing you see after unscrewing and opening the controller.
Thanks for the advise..

Eh if i use a hub to connect to 2 USB port to charge both controllers, and use 1 of the USB port to connect to the HDD will there be issues?
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Old 26-03-2019, 10:23 AM   #3520
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Thanks for the advise..

Eh if i use a hub to connect to 2 USB port to charge both controllers, and use 1 of the USB port to connect to the HDD will there be issues?
No issue. But I would advise use a separate USB charger for the controllers instead. You will want the charger to be closer to you (at the couch side) instead of closer to the PS4 (at the TV side), so you don't have a cable running across the room. (Yes, you can still charge and play at the same time, even though the controllers are connected to separate charger and not to the PS4.)

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Old 26-03-2019, 10:29 AM   #3521
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1TB not enough lah haha

Just share shipping cost with your colleague and vpost back Lor. Use camelcamelcamel.com to track amazon prices and set alert.

Or if ok then SG amazon prime it back. Be sure to get the 2.5” version.

That's the thing. Have been talking to a colleague and we are both interested in this for a long time but just can't find the heart to do it... and games are getting bigger lately, and my 1TB is constantly remaining with less than sufficient space, resulting in lots of deleting and installing over and over again...

Might stop procrastinating and move it in by Q2 of this year
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No issue. But I would advise use a separate USB charger for the controllers instead. You will want the charger to be closer to you (at the couch side) instead of closer to the PS4 (at the TV side), so you don't have a cable running across the room. (Yes, you can still charge and play at the same time, even though the controllers are connected to separate charger and not to the PS4.)

Thanks man. I used to use power bank to power up both controllers but i purchased a 5M USB cable eventually... Will try when i have the time to go online for FPS
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Thanks man. I used to use power bank to power up both controllers but i purchased a 5M USB cable eventually... Will try when i have the time to go online for FPS
Best is to replace the batteries if they are dying, it's really easy to DIY, just search for youtube video. But even with new battery, will still run into times when you have to charge and play at the same time, which is when the separate charger comes in.


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HK Cantonese review, with Chinese subtitle

PS. their rating is the lower the better.
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Old 27-03-2019, 09:07 AM   #3525
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2nd run on claire
In progress - 2nd run as Claire. She runs faster than Leon but the Tyrant is lurking around you right from the start and rather frequently. Unless you unlock more doors to have more areas to run/hide from him. Ammo is still scarce, use until zilch, I have to keep running. Luckily I found a stronger weapon that saved my ass. Enemies seem stronger too.

The "Survival Horror" vibe - well done CAPCOM.

I read that you must also play Claire A then Leon B to experience full story? I only played Leon, not even Claire, way back in 1998.
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