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PS4 Upgrading PS4 harddrive

Discussion in 'PlayStation Hardware & Other Games' started by pede2010, 21 Jun 2014.

  1. IamNumber6

    IamNumber6 It's not me, it's my brain!
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    anyone has a solid state hybrid drive installed?
     
  3. Skarpar

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    I dread to think of how long it would take to re-download everything I've got (which isn't a lot) on my amazing connection speed if I need to increase my hard drive
     
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    The minimal speed gain using a hybrid drive or SSD doesn't justify the extra cost.
     
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    If you start now you might be finished by the new year.......
     
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    Not really, you could save yourself £20 by getting a standard HDD, If you go back through this thread you'll see the link to the digital foundry article and the HDD that I bought, Having said that, I'm not your dad and you can do anything you like :)
     
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    .... of next year
     
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    Surprisingly it doesn't take as long as the PS3 to format a new HDD, You only need to reinstall the games, Just make sure you back up your game saves.

    IMPORTANT : If you are gonna swap your HDD there Is a specific firmware update that Is needed to be installed first!
    The link Is In a previous post.
     
  10. Slaine

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    I just upgraded to a 2TB hdd today. Used my old 500GB ps4 hdd as an external hdd for the Xbox One, so I sorted all my storage problems out with one purchase too. Its taking ages to download everything.
    My Xbox only had 10.01% space left!!!
    And as @HERMAN_JELMET said, make sure you get the specific update for hdd replacement. I didn't initially, and panic started to set in!!:shock:
     
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  11. Slaine

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    If anyones curious.....
    Ive installed every ps+ game, including a few digital purchases of my own, installed every ftp game and all my games with all their dlcs. Ive even redownloaded the PT demo. And I'm left with 820GB spare. Well chuffed:thumbup:
     
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    I'm curious as to do you ever play many of them? I tend to play a game to death then very rarely ever play them again so normally just delete them.
     
  13. Slaine

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    I hardly ever earn platinums, so theres always cause for me to go back. Especially when dlc is released cheaply in a sale.
    I hate trading in as you get ripped off.
    So yes. Most definitely.
     
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    Cool,
    Know what you mean about trading in, but if I have a game sat in the draw that's never being played I would rather get rid of it than just have it collecting dust.
     
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    What am I doing wrong... :brick:

    I attempted a hdd upgrade this afternoon using a 1TB Samsung (ST1000LM024) disk I have lying around. I followed the guides which say to copy the update file to the specified folder on the pendrive (Pendrive > PS4 > UPDATE), 3 pen drives later the PS4 still won't except the update file :shock:

    Update: Turns out I'm not the only one having issues with Samsung drives
     
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    Might be a stupid suggestion (you've tried several usb's) but are they less than 8Gb in capacity as the PS4 doesn't seem to like usb drives that are too large
     
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    Is it the right update file? There's a link on the first page to the right one.
     
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    The last one I tried was an old USB2 8GB pen, the others were 64GB USB3 pens
     
  19. IamNumber6

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    I was using the latest file, I'll try again at a later date ended up simply deleting old files to make room for now

    Give me a pc to upgrade any day
     
  20. Slaine

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    @IamNumber6 make sure you are using the appropriate update file. Its about 780mb in size. Go to IGN wiki pages for a link to all the various update files, and theres a lot, and select the upgrade hdd one.
    I did the same thing by having the wrong file.
     
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