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PlayStation 4 External Hard Drive

Posted in Just something to say with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 26, 2018 by getbent57

Seagate_STX_Backup_Plus_5TBFor about a year now you are able to use an external hard drive with a PlayStation 4.  Have thought about getting one ever since then.  Because every time I buy a new game would have to delete one.  Sometimes it is hard to decide which one has to go.  Back in January (2018) seen that a friend had a 2TB on hooked to his PS4.  It worked great.  Since then have been watching the flyers for a good deal. Seen a nice on in the Best Buy flyer.  It is a 5TB Seagate STX Backup Plus Portable.  They were asking $160.00.  Which seems like a really good price.  Under $200.00 with tax so I went for it.

It is pretty easy to get to work with the PS4.  Once you plug into the PS4 it will read it.  Saying this can be used for extended storage if its formatted.  This is simple and quick to do.  Takes many be a minute.  You got to settings > devices > USB storage devices.  Then choose format as extended storage.  Next the will ask you do you really want to do this.  Click yes and that’s it.  A few seconds later it ready to go.  Now I have 4.60TB of extra room for games.  Will never have to delete another game again.

PlayStation 4 External Hard Drive

Posted in Just something to say with tags , , , , , , , on January 5, 2018 by getbent57

Last year with the the PlayStation 4’s, 4.50 Update it added external hard drive support.  This allows you to use one up to 8 GBs.  This is an awesome thing since most games have a pretty big installs.  Which fill up the 500 GB or 1TB standard hard drive in the PS4 pretty fast.  One of my friends gave this as try.  He used a 2TB drive.  It has to be a USB 3.0.  All has to be plugged into the one of the two ports.  So you can’t use a hub with.  Am thinking about doing this as well.  The only thing is I use a wireless headset.  So there is a USB dongle in one port and the other is used to charge the controller or headset.  However have read that you can use a powered USB hub for those.  Will have to look into it more.