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Perfect for PS4 storage, internally AND externally!
on 12 March 2017
Complete and utter satisfaction. That's honestly all I need to say in regards to this, especially if you're thinking about using it to upgrade your PS4 storage. With a bit of jiggery-pokery, you can use this to get your 500GB up to a much better 2TB (well, technically 1.7 TB but that's still a load more!) easily and cost efficiently! And it gets even easier for external storage!
There's plenty of video guides online on how to upgrade the PS4 using this Seagate drive but I'll give you a quick guide;
For external memory, simply plug it into one of the front USB ports of the PS4, go to 'devices', select 'USB storage devices', choose the Seagate, format, BOOM! You can now upload your games and apps straight to the 2TB harddrive via USB!
Internally, make sure you've synced your trophies to PSN, and backed up all your saved data, captures, saved data, and (optionally) your applications to a USB drive beforehand. Also, you're going to need to have the current PS4 system update file handy on another USB drive to incorporate into the system later (fortunately, I had a spare 500GB external harddrive so I used that successfully for both backup and update file).
Once it's all backed up, you'll then need to prise open the casing of the Seagate, take the 2TB drive out of it, and replace the 500GB with the 2TB. You will need a screwdriver for some screws here and there but they're not too big an issue. Just make sure you keep them safe when you've unscrewed them. Once the 2TB drive is nice and secure in the PS4, plug it back in, hold down the power button for 7 seconds, and enter rest mode. Here, you're going to initialise the PS4 and install the software file on the USB. Once that's completed, restore your save files and clips, start redownloading any games and applications you want to play, and you're good to go!
As I say, there's a vast amount of videos on YouTube that can guide you through the process easily so don't worry! You'll get it done!
Admittedly, upgrading internally is the longer and slightly more complicated option. But in my opinion, it's much more worth it. This way, you don't have to worry about USB port priorities (headphone users, extra controller users, etc.) and you can also use the 500GB drive as a spare external harddrive once you've swapped them (plenty of guides for that, too)! It really isn't all that difficult to do. It's just a bit time consuming. But honestly, in the long-term, it's so much better.
All in all, the Seagate Expansion 2TB harddrive is a must-have if you're thinking about upgrading your PS4. I've read some reviews saying it doesn't work or it won't fit. Honestly, I had no problems at all with this, and hopefully never will!