How to add an SSD to PS4 or Xbox One: Is this DIY next-gen upgrade worth doing?

Is it worth upgrading your old console?

by Jason Coles
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Despite the Xbox Series X and PS5 being out, not many people can get their hands on them.

It means that you might be looking at your PS4 or Xbox One and wondering if there’s anything you can do to make them feel a little more next-gen.

One of the key features of both next-gen consoles is the SSD, which allows for far faster loading times with a few other benefits.

Is it possible to install an SSD on your PS4 or Xbox One, and even if you can, is it really worth it?

How to add an SSD to PS4

Explaining how to do this would take a while, so we’ve found a video from HyperX that explains it instead.

While you will see improved loading times, it might not be as good as you’d like because the rest of the console isn’t equipped to take advantage of this fact.

It’s also worth noting that doing this will 100% void any repair claims you might want to make, so do this at your own risk.

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How to add an SSD to Xbox One

With the Xbox One, you can easily use an external SSD instead of an internal one, and it does improve the load times, but it’s not as much as you’d like.

Here’s a video from Digital Foundry explaining everything:

Honestly, in both cases, it’s probably not going to be worth it, especially not given the extra costs of an SSD. Instead, we recommend you just make sure your console is clean and you delete anything you’re not using to keep performance up.

It’s just generally better to wait it out and save that money for when a PS5 or Xbox Series X is available instead.

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Jason Coles