Can I add an external hard drive to a PS4?

jdixon

I’ve almost convinced myself to get a PS4, but I’m a little concerned about being limited to 500gb of internal storage in light of the size of games and increasing popularity of downloading “retail” titles. Can an external hard drive be added to a PS4 for additional storage?

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jimlynch
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Yes, the PlayStation 4 Supports External Storage, but There’s a Catch
http://techland.time.com/2013/09/04/yes-the-playstation-4-supports-exter...

"It was probably a given, but we now know that while the PlayStation 4 supports external storage (like the PlayStation 3 before it), we won’t be able to use that storage to play downloaded games. Thank Sony games honcho Shuhei Yoshida — one of those rare corporate divisional presidents who spends a pile of time fielding questions on Twitter, pretty much daily – for confirming as much last week."

dniblock
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I suggest just swapping it out instead, Sony makes it very easy, and you can swap out the factory HDD for a standard 2.5” hard drive, just like a laptop. I would just get a 1TB. You should be able to pick one up for $70-80. Check out the instructions in the link on how to upgrade the PS4 HDD, it is pretty simple and would only take you a few minutes. I did it with my PS3 and highly recommend the upgrade for any PS3 or PS4 owner that plays a lot of games.  

https://support.us.playstation.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/5107/~/upgrade-ps4-hdd

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