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1TB 840 Evo vs. 512gb 840 Pro for PS4

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I'm curious about thoughts on this: Plan on putting a SSD in my PS4 when I get it.
Aware of all the economics of why people would be against it, but my PCs are good hardware-wise, and I plan to use the PS4 as my family DLNA device as well as gaming console (for exclusives and some multiplayer games) for the next couple years, so it's an investment I'm happy to make.

What I haven't decided yet is whether to go with a 512gb Samsung 840 Pro, or the upcoming 1tb Samsung 840 Evo.

From a strict SSD perspective, the 840 Pro seems like an obvious choice, but the increased capacity of the Evo seems like it might be a better option.

I've heard the argument that consoles will never use up 1tb of space, but I've found that I didn't have much trouble filling up a 500gb on my old PS3 over the years, and given all the networked options and emphasis on the PSN, it seems reasonable that 1tb (or even more) would be a good idea. Still, the increased endurance and warranty of the 840 Pro are hard to ignore.

Not concerned about the performance differences between the two since a console's workload won't show any real-world difference.

Thoughts?
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1TB Evo

Also, there is the 1TB crucial M500.
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1TB evo or any upcoming 1TB SSD, in real world performance you are not going to tell a difference.
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Theres not much difference between using a hdd or ssd in consoles esp in the ps3 what would make the ps4 diff unless it has sata 3
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There's a significant difference if the data is stored on the SSD rather than the optical disk.
In the case of the PS3, its SATA 1 connection in conjunction with most games not utilizing primary storage (which was an HDD for most) made SSD installation an unpopular decision--unless you downloaded games with long loading times from the PSN.
Even then, with the SATA 1 connection and the high price for low capacity SSDs at the time, it was hard to justify the cost.

Since the PS4 is likely to have at least a SATA 2 (but more likely SATA 3) connection, and because of the increasing trend toward installing data on consoles' primary storage, an SSD has a great deal more value for upcoming next generation systems.

Actually, you'd likely see notable improvement even playing a larger PS3 game off an SSD versus optical disk (barring any RAM limitations) just because of the minimal latency, seek, and access times.
See the reference below for an example (with an old SSD that probably wasn't even overprovisioned given its small size).

Reference:
http://www.gtplanet.net/gran-turismo-5-load-times-significantly-reduced-by-ps3-ssd-upgrade/
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