How to configure an external hard drive on PlayStation 4 and PS4 Pro

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The firmware 4.50 for PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 4 Pro is finally available for download. This update includes, among other things, full support of the external hard drives. In this guide we will explain you how to set up an external drive on PS4 and PS4 Pro, to expand the storage space available on your console.


To get started, you’ll need to connect your external hard drive to the PlayStation 4 (or PS4 Pro). Remember that the HDD fully supports the USB 3.0 protocol, otherwise it will not be recognized by the console. The external disk must also be equipped with a minimum storage space of 250 GB, while the maximum supported capacity is equal to 8 Terabytes.

First of all, head to the menu dedicated to external hard drives, under the heading “Devices” of the Main Menu: Here you will have to format the disc to make it compatible with the console. This procedure will erase all data stored on your hard disk, if present. At the entry of the storage memory, you will now find an option dedicated to the memory of the internal disk and one concerning the external hard drive. This menu allows you to select the default storage space and move the games from the internal memory to the newly configured external storage media. However, remember that you can connect one external device at a time.

PlayStation 4 will finally allow you to safely remove the external storage device, by selecting the appropriate option from the shortcut menu of the console. In this way, the games stored in the external hard drive will not be available until you do not connect again the memory device to the console.