How To Replace Your PS4’s Hard Drive
With game size becoming bigger we are sure that the hard drive on a PlayStation 4, gets filled up. So, to make more room upgrading it will be a great idea. Fortunately it is very easy to replace your drive. Let us help you to do it.
Back up your data
Before you replace the drive, ensure you backup all the data on the external storage. Chances of damaging the drive are possible, so it is best you back the saved games. You might not be able to back up the installed ones. Use a good USB and go to settings, you will find the feature to save your data on the USB.
Create a bootable drive
While changing the hard drive, you will remove the operating system that the PS4. Before you replace it’s vital that you create a bootable USB stick so you can reinstall the OS once you have replaced the drive. You will have to access the Playstation site through your PC and download the OS.
Now create a folder on the USB stick called UPDATE. Save your OS file you downloaded in that folder and name it “PS4UPDATE.PUP”.
Replace the drive
Drives that are 2.5 inch in thickness internal units that run on Serial ATA are compatible with PS4. So ensure you choose these ones and not go for Parallel ones. Also ensure the PS4 is switched off before you remove your drive. Unplug it from the main power as well as TV.
Installing the OS
After removing the drive and replacing it with a new one, install the operating system. During the entire process of ensure the power button is off. Once replaced insert the USB stick and switch it on. It will start up in Safe Mode.
With the help of PS4 controller, reinstall the games. All you need to follow the instructions on the screen. Once done you are prepared to fight against the villains of the world.
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by techtalks @TechTalks December 24, 2015 11:18 AM UTC