External storage for PS4 and PS5 consoles

Make space for more of the games you love with an external USB drive1

If your PS4™ or PS5™ console’s internal storage doesn’t have enough space to store a game, you can use a compatible USB drive. Drives that support SuperSpeed USB2 with between 250 GB and 8 TB capacity can be used, giving you more space to save your games.

You can transfer compatible games and add-ons, including those downloaded from PlayStation™Store, from your PS4 or PS5 consoles’ internal storage to an externally connected USB drive.

You can also play compatible PS4 games directly off an external USB drive connected to your PS4 or PS5 console. To play externally saved PS5 games, simply transfer them from your USB drive back to the PS5 console’s internal Ultra-High Speed SSD.

1 External USB drives sold separately. 

2 The following Superspeed USB connections are supported on PS4 and PS5 consoles: SuperSpeed USB 5 Gbps (USB 3.0/USB 3.1 Gen1/USB 3.2 Gen1), SuperSpeed USB 10 Gbps (USB 3.1 Gen2/USB 3.2 Gen2/USB 3.2 Gen1x2), SuperSpeed USB 20 Gbps (USB 3.1 Gen 2x2).