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PS4 Hard Drive upgrade

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In the process of doing this at the moment with the drive that I bought from Ed. So far so good, although I didn't bother to back anything up because I'm a rakish mother fucker. Don't all my saves go to the cloud anyway? I think pretty much the only thing on there was Pinball high scores and some Track Mania times...

 

I figure, seen as I'm away all next week, might as well leave it in stand by and pull back down all the games and updates and stuff.

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You crazy mofo... living on the edge indeed!

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Annnnnnd done. All the installs are currently trickling down my internet pipe as I type this. Managed to get all my saves back as well. Pretty painless really. Unlike Hendo I managed to keep this original drive enclosure in a fit state so popped the old PS4 HDD back in there and made it into a 500 GB portable hard drive. What was confusing is that the computer doesn't initially recognise it. Had to go into disk management and manually erase all the PS4 partitions and format the drive to get it working. 

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holy shinto,

why did I wait so long to upgrade?

I was a piece of cake, and the old 500gb hard drive has gone into my daughters ps3, so she's jumped up from her measly 12gb.

 

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2TB is no longer enough. :(

I've had to delete a lot just so I can download even just patches.

 

I'm thinking of going external drive, any recommendations?

 

I want to use my internal for stuff I'm actively playing and have an external for basically storing everything else. So I'm not fussed about SSD for speed, I'd rather size over speed.

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Wtf... How many games are on there? And how many are you actively playing?

 

@Hendo

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God knows, to both questions.

 

I've been clearing stuff for a while - demos, betas, PS+ rubbish all gone.

Now I've got some games I've completed and maybe never go back to but you never know.

Because of download speeds, game sizes and net caps, I'd really like to just have everything stored ready to go.

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I have at least 3TB of games if all were downloaded, probably nearer 4 including all PS+. I've deleted a bunch of stuff on my 2TB internal, don't really fancy plugging in an external. If I had a PS4 Pro I probably would, as it has the extra USB port on the back. 

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I have a 2tb on my Xbox and it's holding over 40 games and still has around 600GB left, I can't imagine wanting more than that... I know I could delete over half of that and not miss it.

 

We'll see if that holds true once those big ass 4k updates start trickling out.:lol:

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2TB drive installed!

It doesn't work quite how I expected it to, though. I was hoping to be able to move loads of stuff across, but it seems like I would have to delete them and re-download them to the new drive.

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Automatically? How did you do that?

As far as I can tell, in the Storage settings either internal or external is set to to the default of where stuff installs to. I only get the option to delete stuff and then re-download them to the new drive. After I'm done with a bunch of them, I'll set the default back to the internal and then re-do that all again after I have a few more completed games to move across.

 

If you can just drag them over, that would be a big help!

 

Edit: never mind, found it. 

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