If your PS4 doesn’t have enough space to install a game, you can use an extended storage device to add more storage.
When you format a storage device for use as extended storage, you can use it to install your applications. You can also move applications from PS4™ system storage to extended storage.
*Proper operation is not guaranteed for all external hard disc drive models.
An error message will appear if you start an application installed on extended storage when the extended storage device is disconnected.
To change the install location of your applications, you need to choose where you would like to save them. You cannot change the application install location during a download.
You can move saved applications between the PS4™ system storage and extended storage.
Reminders: If an application is found both in system storage and on extended storage, you’ll need to delete it from either system storage or extended storage to use the extended storage device. You can install add-ons on extended storage, even if the related application is installed in system storage.
When you want to disconnect an extended storage device while your PS4™ system is on, use one of the following methods to ensure the safe removal of the device.
Reminder: If you disconnect the extended storage device without using the steps below, when you reconnect the storage device it may cause corruption or loss of data.
We recommend placing the extended storage device further away from the PS4™ if you experience connection issues.
This may happen if the device was removed incorrectly. When disconnecting extended storage make sure you use the proper methods.
If you receive this error, we recommend using a different extended storage device.
If the same game is installed on both extended storage and system storage, one of them needs to be removed in order to use the HDD.
Use a USB External Storage Device that fulfills the following requirements:
Use a USB External Storage Device that fulfils the following requirements:
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