[How To Guide] 4TB 6TB 8TB External and Internal Drives in PS4/PS4 Slim/PS4 Pro

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User Info: theneovega

theneovega
6 months ago#161
1. Yes, as long as the console is completely powered down (not in stand-by) this is effectively the same as stopping the storage device with the console powered on.

2.) You can plug the storage into the PS4 at any time, no need to power down the console.

I just wanted to add my recent experience upgrading my OG PS4's internal from 500GB to 2TB in hopes it might help someone. Using a different external hard drive than my external storage drive I performed a full backup (which, of course, only backed up the contents of the internal). After swapping the drives and installing the full (there are two downloads, one around 400MB, and one around 900MB, you'll need the larger one) firmware image from Sony's website, I restored from backup and verified nothing was lost in the process. I then activated the PS4 as my primary console and restored purchases in the settings menu. The system recognized the external storage immediately and I was able to move everything from the external to the internal.

My purpose in doing the was to free up my USB ports, as well as removing the possibility of data corruption due to accidental removal or power loss. I now use the old external storage drive to host my PS4 backup
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User Info: WarBeagle

WarBeagle
5 months ago#162
After properly disconnecting an external HDD, can it be plugged right into another PS4 or does it require formatting it to that machine somehow.

My guess is it plugs right in but I want to verify.
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User Info: CrimsonGear80

CrimsonGear80
5 months ago#163
WarBeagle posted...
After properly disconnecting an external HDD, can it be plugged right into another PS4 or does it require formatting it to that machine somehow.

My guess is it plugs right in but I want to verify.


Pretty sure it plugs right in.
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User Info: AlphaOmega786

AlphaOmega786
5 months ago#164
WarBeagle posted...
After properly disconnecting an external HDD, can it be plugged right into another PS4 or does it require formatting it to that machine somehow.

My guess is it plugs right in but I want to verify.


You can plug it into another PS4. No need to format

User Info: WarBeagle

WarBeagle
5 months ago#165
That's what I thought. Thanks boys.
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User Info: ApexMjolnir

ApexMjolnir
5 months ago#166
I wish that it was grammatically cleaner, too much of it assumes we know which hard drive he is talking about, rather than be specific.

As an informational post, redundancy in descriptors should not be left out.

I have absolutely no more information now, than I did before I read it, since it seems to tell me that I can only use an 8TB drive, if I do something that he has been doing for 3 years, which I am not exactly sure of the method, due to missing information.
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User Info: Joeydollaz

Joeydollaz
4 months ago#168
"other" data info in the HDD what exactly is this?, it is taking up....400 gigs wtf how can I clear this up?

EDIT-

did rebuild system data base, it went down to 70mb.
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User Info: CrimsonGear80

CrimsonGear80
4 months ago#169
if people still are in the market for an external HDD, it seems that both WD and Seagate are now selling "PS4 branded" versions of their drives. They are basically the same thing as their normal drives but they come with blu cables and blue-colored LEDs insead of the normal white. If anyone is interested:

https://www.amazon.com/Passport-Portable-Gaming-Storage-External/dp/B077XM9G9F

https://www.amazon.com/Seagate-PlayStation-Portable-externalSTGD4000400/dp/B076826S5R
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User Info: PS2Gamer

PS2Gamer
4 months ago#170
Is it worth getting an external? Or just go with bigger internal?
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