Installing and Upgrading the PlayStation 2TB hard Drive

Are you looking to expand your PS4’s storage drive? If so, you may be best buying an additional ps4 2TB hard drive. You can get an internal drive with a portable external hard drive or any other. The internet market has several options and each has a distinct price. It will be necessary to aim at finding the 2TB hard drive that will give you the best value for money. To locate this sort of drive, you will have no choice but to carry out an investigation online.

There are numerous individuals who have purchased most of the products you will find online when you start searching. Some of them have written comments and reviews about the specific products they have bought and used. What you need to do is to read all these reviews. Also, take a moment to ask questions on blogs and forums as there will be genuine people who will answer you.

Ensure that the hard drive you want to buy is compatible with the PS4 console’s hard drive. If you want it to stay inside just like the original 2.5-inch, 9.55mm, 500GB hard drive, choose a ps4 2tb hard drive with similar dimensions. Some versions are even thinner than 9.55mm. The important thing is to choose a drive that will fit in without giving you problems. As soon as you buy your hard drive, you need to back up the data in your older PS4 drive.

You will need a USB flash drive for this purpose. Before the delivery of the package, ensure that you have already backed up your PS4 application data. Get a bigger USB flash drive if you have a lot of data to preserve. Attach your USB to a computer via one of the ports. Go to My Computer and click the Flash Drive. Right click; choose Properties, then General Tab. Look for File System shown at the top of General Tab.

This will reveal the sort of file system your drive uses. If you can see FAT32, it means that your drive is formatted this way. If you miss FAT32, just right click your Flash Drive and then click Format. This will erase all data stored in it. After completing the backup process, insert your USB flash drive into your PS4 USB port that is situated on the front. Turn the console on. Go to the top of your PS4 User Interface and choose Settings, System Storage and Application Data.

There will be quite a lot of work you will do here. Each saved file will have to be transferred individually. Go over each game’s save data and click Options. Then choose Copy to USB. Continue the process until it is over.  There are some saves that will not appear in the PS4 drive. These are online or on the cloud and can be left there.  Without changing the names of each file or folder, cut and paste data on PC to empty your USB flash drive. The next step is to download the latest PS4 UPDATE. This update will be so significant when installing the PS4’s OS when you get your new drive.

Just go to a download website and scroll down to where the Download Now icon is. Choose the UPDATE file, which will be between 700 and 950mb. After downloading, insert your empty USB flash drive to the PC. Make a new folder and call it PS4. Open this PS4 folder and create a new folder within it called UPDATE. Maintain all caps when naming the two folders. The downloaded file will be named PS4UPDATE.PUP. Remove the ps4 2tb hard drive from its external casing and complete the process.