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How To Backup, Restore and Upgrade Your Hard Disk After PS4 2.50 Firmware Update

Complete how-to guide to upgrade your PS4 with a new HDD, using firmware V2.50 incl Backup and Restore feature.

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WCxAlchemist880d ago (Edited 880d ago )

How do i uncorrupt my Bloodborne saves ? or did Sony fudged me in my blow hole with this damn update Again!!!!

Sony WHY in HELL cant you monkys release a damn update without it bricking or corrupting my console. Bunch of damn Einsteins working there i swear.

PS4isKing_82879d ago ShowReplies(7)
deadpoolio316879d ago

Why do I tend to believe that you don't even actually own a PS4 let alone aren't part of the .001% of people who have had the problem

Most people do this little common sense thing called backing up their save files to the cloud, so IF something happens it can easily be restored....I know mine personally tend to get backed up the moment I stop playing whether I want it to or not

879d ago
1nsomniac879d ago (Edited 879d ago )

One of the things none of these guides explain but I've heard warned before & have always thought about, is that you activate your PS4 to register the licence. Do you need to select the "Deactivate PS4" option in the menu before you start formatting & replacing the HDD?

I heard a long time ago that you should otherwise you would lose 1 registered licence for everything you've purchased. Which makes sense but it seems like a hugely important step for every one of these guides to miss out entirely!

As with my PS3 due to YLOD & Blu-Ray drive failing so often it had to be returned/replaced so often that I also ended up losing all my licences Which caused many hours trying to get them deactivated again. I don't want to have to go through all that again!

Never thought about replacing with a SSHD though until now so I've ordered a 1TB one. I'll replace it next week sometime.

Why o why879d ago

Good point, in fact, very important point. My hdd is near capacity so I'll probably upgrade soon. It's almost like I have some strange ocd that fears deleting games.

LAWSON72879d ago

I have that problem on my Xbox One, and had it on PC for a while. Even if it is a game I have no intentions to play again it feels like I making a tough decision every time

Ultr879d ago (Edited 879d ago )

No you don't have to, its not stored on your HDD.(afaik) But remember you can just go onto the sony online acc and go to services or hardware I think and deactivate your playstation from there. You don't have to be on your console.
(except psp)

deadpoolio316879d ago

No...You cannot go onto the Sony website anymore to deactivate a PS4, you actually have to do it from the console with the PS4 the only option you get from the website is deactivate ALL devices which you can only do once every 6 months...The PS4 is in the same boat as the PSP

superchiller879d ago (Edited 879d ago )

Licenses are tied to the PS4 console itself, not the HDD inside it. That's why you can back up and restore to the same console (adding a larger HDD for the restore), and the upgraded console will still function just fine. No need for a license transfer, or deactivation/reactivation.

I upgraded my PS3 HDD from 120gb to 500gb using the back up/restore, and everything worked fine.

Sniperwithacause879d ago

I'm having trouble putting my 2TB tobisha external hard drive in the correct fomat.
I thought I was doing it right, but after a few hrs it failed. Something to do with it being to big. Could anyone help me out?

dangerousbrian0879d ago

By reading the article do I need to format my external device before even plugging it in to the PS4 So the PS4 can recognise as they did the exact same thing with the PS3 and its a bitch to do it should be just plug the device the PS4 recognises there is an external device do you want to format it so your PS4 can read it.Sony always has to make something difficult thats why I dont like having to upgrade your internal HDD.

Ultr878d ago

Well, I just pluged it in. Nothing else needed.