How to upgrade your PlayStation 4 hard drive


It used to be when you bought a console, upgrading your storage was something that was easier said than done. When you initially pick up a PlayStation 4, 500GB or a 1TB of space seems like a lot. In reality, that might only hold 15 or 20 games. Luckily, all you need is a USB 3.0 external hard drive, and you can access up hundreds of gigabytes more storage space for your console.

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The Guide

First, connect your external hard drive to the PlayStation 4 via USB port.

  1. From the menu go to settings
  2. Click on devices.
  3. Click on USB storage devices

  4. Click on the USB hard drive you want to use.
  5. Click on format as extended storage.

How to disconnect an external hard drive from PlayStation 4

  1. From the menu select settings.
  2. Click on devices.
  3. Click USB storage devices.
  4. Click stop using this extended storage.

Once you’ve done this you’re good to go and will be able to download a lot more games. The PlayStation 4 can support up to an 8TB external hard drive should you need that much space, but a simple 2TB model should serve you well.


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