🕹 PS4 and Xbox 💾 load games faster, add storage with SSD - DIY in 5 Ep 87

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Is 8GB of RAM Enough In 2018?

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DIY SSD made of SD Cards!

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M.2 NVMe SSD Explained - M.2 vs SSD

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How to Increase PS4 Slim Storage using External Hard Drive

Hi, this video shows you how to use an external hard drive on your PS4 Slim (it will also work on PS4 and PS4 Pro). It shows you how to set it up and will hopefully answer any questions you may have. I also show it working on another PS4 (PS4 Pro) which is useful if you want to bring your external hard drive to your friends house and do not want to spend hours loading up a 40GB game over the internet. Many thanks Vince

Refurbished PC Buying Guide 🖥 DIY in 5 Ep 86

Here are a few tips that for buying used or refurbished PC gear. Generally, any tech you see listed as refurbished, reconditioned, B stock, pre-owned or even used just means that it cannot legally be sold as new. These items are sold at a steep discount, usually 30-50% the MSRP, which is a great deal. But what’s wrong with them? While we could jump to conclusion that it’s defective and that’s why it was returned, that’s not always the case. The original owner could have had buyer’s remorse or found a better deal elsewhere. The item could have been set out as a display in a store. It could have been failed to meet the manufacturer’s quality test and was rebuilt before it even left the factory. You never know, and you’ll probably never find out. If there was something defective about the product, someone somewhere probably ran some diagnostics, wiped the hard drive, did a fresh OS install and put it back in the box. Again, you never really know. Because of this, it can be a little terrifying to spend so much money on refurbished tech, even though the seller assures you it’s good as new. Buy from a trusted retailer/manufacturer Our first recommendation is only buying refurbished PC gear from a trusted retailer or even directly from the manufacturer if possible - not eBay, craigslist or from Uncle Joe. Bigger retailers usually have some type of warranty or certification for restoring products and are more likely to stand by their work. If you can buy directly from the manufacturer, that’s even better. Not only will you have a manufacturer’s warranty, but any defective parts that were replaced will be originals and the refurbished product will be put through the same testing as the brand-new products. Microsoft even has their own standard, MAR (Microsoft Authorized Refurbished) guaranteeing legitimacy of their products with a Certificate of Authenticity. Warranty & Return Policy Next, if not purchasing directly from the manufacturer, check that warranty and return policy. Find out the coverage length, how repairs are handled, repair turn-around time, and who is the party providing the coverage (is it the manufacturer or some company you never heard of?). Knowing you are covered, should you have an issue, offers a peace of mind and shows that the seller stands behind the quality of the product being sold. It used to be the case that ‘recertified’ implied some kind of warranty coverage, while ‘refurbished’ meant sold ‘as is’ but that’s not always the case. Other things to check A little trick I love when shopping for used tech is to take the model number of the purchase I’m considering and compare it to a brand-new model, if possible. If the specs are different, then chances are the item was refurbished with third party or inferior components. Next, compare the warranties to see if a machine with similar specifications is available at the same price but with a longer warranty. Some refurbished retailers will use a Grading scale for used products A-C to let you know the condition the product is in, with A being the best condition and C being ‘heavily-worn’. Take all of this into consideration when doing your research. If you are considering buying a fully built, refurbished PC, see if it comes with peripherals, power cables, an operating system. Sometimes they don’t and that will explain the lower price and if you already have these items this is a great way to save money. If there is an OS installed, does it come with a valid license? Buying refurbished PC gear can be a great deal if you know what to look out for. We’ve even found refurbished tech that had only been out a few months! I’ve also purchased refurbs that had issues, but were under manufacturer’s warranties, thank the pc gods. Do you buy refurbished tech? Why or why not? Let us know in the comments. If you want to buy new, remember Kingston and HyperX makes killer PC components like memory modules, SSDs, keyboards, and mice. Subscribe to Kingston: https://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=KingstonTechMemory

You can load games faster with external SSDs, with the added benefit of storing more games. Even if you sprung for the 1TB version of the PS4 or Xbox One, with AAA titles like Red Dead Redemption 2 having file sizes at least 100GB, that terabyte still fills up fast. The solution is an external SSD. In this video we'll show you an easier way to add external SSD storage to these game consoles to increase storage and load games faster.

Xbox One storage
Since Microsoft has supported external storage for the Xbox from the beginning, this is a pretty simple process. The only requirements are that your drive needs to be at least 256GB and use USB 3.0. Xbox One can support up to two drives at a time, so you can really house a ton of games without needing to worry about maxing out storage. Simply plug your new SSD into one of the 3 USB ports and you’ll see a pop up letting you know the drive has been detected. By default, the drive will only be able to store pictures, music and video files, so you’ll want to go to Settings and format the drive. Give it a name, set it to be the default location for game and app downloads and it will be ready to store games.

PS4 storage
On the PS4, if you’ve updated the firmware to 4.50, which included support for external drive, the process is not terribly different. The hard drive can be up to 8TB in size, no larger, and like the Xbox it must use USB 3.0. Unlike the Xbox, however, the PS4 will only recognize one external storage device at a time. So, even though two can be connected, you’ll need to make sure that you use one that is large enough. Note that USB hubs are not compatible. Once you’ve connected your SSD to one of the two USB ports, you’ll want to go to Settings - Devices - USB Storage Devices - then Format as Extended Storage and your SSD will become the new default destination for games.

Faster boot times
Now, whether you are increasing the storage on an Xbox One or PS4, you’ll probably notice a speed boost when launching games stored on the external storage. This is because the speed of the both your external drive and the USB connection will probably be faster than the 5400RPM HDD and SATA connection the Xbox One and PS4 both utilize. If you’re using an external SSD, as opposed to a traditional external hard drive, you’ll notice an even greater increase in speed. If you choose to go that route, we like to recommend the HyperX EXO external SSD.

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