How To Connect External Hard Drive To PS4?

Play Station 4 is a gaming console developed by Sony. Using this home video gaming console, you can play online games, multiplayer games, stream videos, and watch your favorite TV shows. You can now add your external hard drives to your PS4 console.

Suppose this is the first time you are connecting the hard drive to your PS4 console, the drive will be formatted as extended storage and everything on your drive will be erased as well. To know How To Connect External Hard Drive To PS4, keep reading the instructions below. Also find here our page, when formatting hard drive is your purpose.

Connect External Hard Drive To PS4

How To Hook Up External Hard Drive To PS4

  • To begin with, turn on your PS4 console.
  • Verify if all the cables are properly connected to your console.
  • Connect the PS4 controller to the console using its cable.
  • Next, connect the external hard drive to the PS4 console using a standard USB cable.
  • Make sure to plug the USB cable completely into the USB port of your PS4 console.
  • Avoid using a USB hub because you can connect only one storage drive at a time to your PS4 console.
  • Once you are done connecting the external hard drive to the PS4 console, go to Settings in the PS4 interface using the PS4 controller.
  • In the Settings window, select the Devices option and press the X button.
  • Choose the USB Storage Devices option and then press the X button on the controller to select the new drive.
  • It will be indicated in the USB Storage Devices section.
  • Select the Format as Extended Storage tab using the controller.
  • Select Next, followed by Format on the BUP Slim BK screen.
  • Wait until the format is completed.
  • Once the format has been completed, the drive will show up in the Storage section as Extended Storage.
  • You have successfully completed the Set Up External Hard Drive Ps4 steps. Now You can using external hard drive with ps4 & move the following files from the System Storage to Extended Storage.


Video clips

Saved data


  • To move the applications from System Storage to Extended Storage, go to Settings and then select Storage.
  • Choose the System Storage tab and select Applications.
  • Press the Options button and select the destination (application installation location).
  • Next, choose the applications you wish to move.

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