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PS4 Upgrading PS4 harddrive

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

  1. HERMAN_JELMET

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    Go to page 1 of this thread, 14 comments down Is my post of how I did It including a link to the 'initialise' update required
     
  2. Martok

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    I think you mean "Thank you Martok for teaching me something new" :P
     
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    Martok the Grey, You are the wisest of all the Internet wizards and I bow before your wisdom.
     
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    Thanks for the help everyone :woot:
     
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    Cracking and trying again was a bad idea as it now works....... bored watching the download and install bars :yawn:
     
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    More boring than watching wet paint dry?
     
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    Fixed :P
     
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    Whats with all this "fixing" going on lately?

    Cor blimey digger.
     
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    I've recently swapped my hard dirve again for a better model, the initalise link is out of date it now requires you to use this one instead LINK (Direct download version 2.5)

    https://www.playstation.com/en-gb/get-help/ps4-system-software/
     
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    Well I've just upgraded to the 2TB Seagate drive:

    2Tb Seagate Drive on Amazon
    (was £59.99 at the weekend, has just gone up by £5)

    I must say it was much easier to upgrade than the PS3.

    I used the backup and restore to backup my game saves, system data and gallery. I didn't backup the game installs as I didn't have a big enough drive. I used an 8Gb USB stick and the backup took 5Gb (would have been less if I hadn't bothered with the gallery images and videos).

    Taking the old drive out of the PS4 and replacing with the new one was easy. The hardest part was removing the external casing from the new drive (but that wasn't that difficult really).

    I'm now downloading all of the games again, which isn't too much of a problem with a 70Mb download speed. For anyone who hasn't got fast enough broadband, if you can borrow a 500Gb external hard drive then you can use the backup and restore to transfer everything for you onto the new drive.
     
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    @Martok will the back up cover all 3 accounts on my PS4? Or will I have to do them separately?
     
  15. pede2010

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    Very nice @Martok. I have about 70gb left on my hard drive, so I am looking for an upgrade. 2tb would be ideal for me and the price, even though it has gone up, is still pretty good.
     
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    Yes, the backup covers all accounts on the PS4. I have two on my PS4 (mine and @HaloJ's) and both were backed up and restored.
     
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    I keep meaning to do this as I have to keep deleting stuff now just to do updates!
     
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    @Martok can you reuse the caddy with the HD from your PS4 and use it as a general purpose external USB device , or do,you damage it too much trying to get it out?
     
  19. Martok

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    As long as you're reasonably careful, the caddy is reusable. I plan to reuse it with the old PS4 drive. :)
     
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    Great stuff that makes it even easier, well done Sony!
     
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