How to Install a Hard Drive in a PS4

Peter Brown shows you how to replace your HDD for a faster SDD in your new PS4.

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156 comments
griffy2013
griffy2013

I can't believe an ssd doesn't come standard on the PS4.  I have seen kingston's down to 79.99.  Pretty pathetic...

madgame23
madgame23

Anyone else having problems with watching the videos?

jknight5422
jknight5422

They made it easy, though I'm not sure how saving 10 seconds is beneficial for the $100+ cost for an SSD.  I wonder how hard it would be to convert it into a Steam Console.

Jdzspace
Jdzspace

ok, so what do you do when you follow the steps to the T and it gives you an error message?


Anthony Ioannacci
Anthony Ioannacci

Gamers are the best. I am 37 and I feel like a kid on Christmas Eve.

Brian Lesyk
Brian Lesyk

1) It was $585; not $850. 2) It's a solid state drive; not a hard drive. 3) Because I can.

Alex Kögel
Alex Kögel

Why pay $850 for a hard drive though?

Bryon Jones
Bryon Jones

Meh, i'll save that $400 for a new GPU.

psuedospike
psuedospike

Nice and easy, thanks Peter - you rule you big nerd!

cmwnek
cmwnek

Question: the 1.50 PS4UPDATE file that I downloaded is 322.8 MB, not 850. Do I have the wrong file?


Thanks!

Adam Heinzman
Adam Heinzman

^because SSD drives cost about 1 dollar a GB. So unless you want to pay 500 dollars more for your junk console then it will stick to HDD. Also since when have consoles ever been truly "next gen"? The hardware in both Xbox1 and ps4 have been outdated for literally a year already.

GunEye
GunEye

is that even safe to change the hdd to ssd? is that worth the hassle ? sounds tedious, to get the driver onflash drive, open and close etc... not hard just annoying.


MlauTheDaft
MlauTheDaft

It's nice to see that the PS4 actually benefits from faster drives, unlike the PS3 did.

Rita Honey
Rita Honey

messed up gamespot link, led me to a video of how to replaces HDD SMH. Also why doesn't the ps4 come with ssd? new gen my ass !

Shantmaster_K
Shantmaster_K

So the PS4 doesn't allow external harddrives, but you are able replace the internal harddrive? Is that correct? 

conorhat
conorhat

The PS4 wobbles and it's like, uneven on the table or something? Wow, what the heck Sony?

majere613
majere613

I'm glad to see the tradition of making Playstation hard drives easy to replace continues! I'm a little surprised the download and flash drive were necessary, though- I'd have thought the Ps4 would have just downloaded it on startup.

Regardless, these results make a SSD for a Ps4 look very appealing!

Mickael Lopes Oier
Mickael Lopes Oier

STFU Xbox i can't wait for PS4 price in brazil be $2000 ;3 ;3 ;3

Dale Torrisi
Dale Torrisi

damn u, hi im america i have the ps4.. hi im everywere elce while we wait lets jerk off caus for some reson sony peopel r braindead and cant seem to work out a global relese

Brad Coutts
Brad Coutts

Straight from Foxconn, thankyou all for supporting slave labour

Tony Nox
Tony Nox

i heard a lot of people says it dont work

tom_cat_01
tom_cat_01

Do you have to fully install disc-based games? If so, the memory's gonna fill up pretty fast, I guess...

danmanpro
danmanpro

how the hell are you supposed to backup your existing data if the junky ps4 doesn't support external hard drives? well played sony, dumb cunts!

toffifee
toffifee

Thank god! Replacing the PS3 HD was hell as the screw was just destroyed when I got it out. This I like!!

Ramon Terrell
Ramon Terrell

Nice to see someone behaving civilized. I'm a PS guy but the Xbox will be amazing as well. We're all in for a lot of fun!

Nayib Hassan Díaz
Nayib Hassan Díaz

I guess it was broke hahahaa, so many faulty units already, blue light of death!

Kiong N Vill
Kiong N Vill

I bet a couple months after a slim one comes out

Leonid Steiner
Leonid Steiner

Fanboys, how can anyone be a fan of a console ?! I like having them but they are just a tool for you to play GAMES ! Its the games i'm fan of, not the console i'm using to play them. PS, Xbox or PC doesnt really matter to me as long as i'm enjoying the GAMES. Gettin this and the Xbox One.

David Belmonte
David Belmonte

It's possible there might be something under the ps4 to give it that effect

sev2010
sev2010

@Dale Torrisi Dude!!! idk where to begin, just make sure u pass some courses of English Language Learning.

danmanpro
danmanpro

Ha! Good luck when the cloud goes offline...dumbass!