Stutters and other image problems go away with the better hard drives.
While the launch of Fallout 4 was a rousing success by almost any standard, the game has had a couple of little issues here and there, with frame rate problems being the most talked about. Those issues were such that Pete Hines seemed to get a big aggravated that he was being asked about them on Twitter. Now Eurogamer is reporting that one of the fixes for these issues doesn’t come by the way of a patch from Bethesda.
The website reports that if users are so inclined, they can see much better performance on the PS4 or Xbox One by switching out the hard drive to an SSD. Of course, this fix is not actually that easy, especially when you consider the website says you need to mount an SSD into an external USB enclosure, then copy the game data onto that drive. While those who do this kind of thing for a living are going to find this doable, SSDs are not particularly cheap and the USB caddy is going to take even more money out of your pocket.
The website did say that the improvement is quite a bit more noticeable when talking about the Xbox One compared to the PS4. The testing did show that performance does improve for the PS4, likely because the SSD is simply a more powerful and better performing hard drive in general. Whether you want to do something like this to your console in order to get the most enjoyment possible out of Fallout 4 is up to you.