Want to change upgrade your PS4 HDD, but don't know how? Don't worry, PlayStation LifeStyle will teach you how in just 60 seconds.
It's a pretty simple task
Agreed. I changed mine to a 2TB drive and haven't looked back.
60 seconds is really all ya need!
1st thing I did before I ever even turned on my PS4. It was a 1TB. I hate having external HDD, all the extra wires sticking out of the console, plus HDD AC adaptors are usually huge too. Options are always nice to have though.
I personally prefer external HDD's becaude you can use it with multiple consoles
Agree, that is a nice feature of the ExternalHDD, the price for that portability ; extra wires, etc. It's always best to have the option to do both.
I also like the external because you still can utilize your internal hard drive. So you're not having to waste the original hard drive.
All you would have to do is pick up a portable HDD, no external power and they are very small so you can hide it away or just get a decent looking one. You don't have to go for those huge ugly behemoths with external power adapters these days. Cosmetically I have more problems with charging my controllers, wires go everywhere.
Same. I think a classy looking charge station might be in the cards for me.
The portable Hdd is a smart way to tuck it away. I rotate between two DS4's, but I found that a USB cable under the couch is a good way to hide a charge cable, with quick access, especially for two player gaming sessions.
60 seconds my ass! How long does backup and restore take?
An intelligent person would have done that before they even went out and purchased the HDD to replace... It also wouldn't take that long considering a backup only save your game save data, you can't download movies onto the PS4, it doesn't allow you to back up games period.....So a backup and restore would be relatively fast
So how log would it take to download again 400+ GB of games?
It's still time-consuming and part of the upgrade process, it's not honest to pretend it isn't it now allows you to back up your games and save data. Glad they added that, I upgraded my HD before they added that and it took me 3 days until I got everything downloaded and reinstalled :/
lol... True, true. That part was a bit of a headache, gotta admit. Sony, do something about that will ya!?
Still waiting on a proper 4tb 2.5 inch drive. My logic is I started with 60GB on PS3 and upgraded to 256GB (pretty much 4X bigger) and it was hardly adequate, so a 2TB drive might not last me the whole generation and I don't want to waste the 100 if its getting replaced. Apparently Seagate already came out with 4TB drive in the past month but it doesn't fit quite right. Someone on a forum had to remove the hard drive encasing in the system to make it fit better.
It wouldn't do you any good to get a 4tb drive, considering at the moment the system will not recognize anything about a 2tb drive....
can anyone recommend a good hdd. I really need one bad. I keep having to delete and reinstall games.
I need some Ps4 hdd cages otherwise switching PS4 HDDs will be a hassle.
Love how easy it was on PS3 and PS4.
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