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#1 Aftrthought051

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Posted 31 January 2014 - 03:22 PM

JediDad and I were talking about this in the shoutbox and so I figured it would be good to save the information for all of us.

The HDD for the PS4 must be a 2.5 SATA II drive and run at least 5400 RPM, and be bigger than 160GB. Cannot be more than 9.5mm in height, and many are 15mm so be wary.

This is one possible solution, Samsung 2.5 Spinpoint M9T 2TB but this is still not available yet, but it is coming soon.

Reported to be used in both PS3 and PS4, Western Digital Bare 1TB Drive, $75

Also, Seagate Laptop SSHD 1TB, $110
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Posted 31 January 2014 - 03:26 PM

Here's what you need to know:

The tools

The hard drive must be a 2.5-inch drive, which is the size of a normal laptop drive, have at least 160GB of space, and be no thicker than 9.5 millimeters. You will also need a USB flash drive with at least 1GB of space, a Phillips-head screwdriver, and a computer with Internet access.
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The process

With the console laying flat (and unplugged), apply pressure to the glossy black cover and slide it down; it should snap right off. Locate the screw with the traditional PlayStation shapes -- circle, square, triangle, X -- and remove it.
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Pull the hard-drive tray out, remove the four screws that keep it in place, and replace the drive with the new one (it should be facing down with the SATA ports facing toward the opening). Secure your new drive into the tray, insert it back into the system, and replace the PlayStation screw.
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Getting the cover back on can be a little tricky. Instead of sliding it in from the bottom, come from the top and snap it back into place.

The update

From your computer, go to Sony's site and download the latest software update for the PlayStation 4. Connect the USB flash drive to the computer and format it to FAT32, which will erase all the data on the drive and allow it to be recognized by the console. This can be done on Windows by right-clicking the drive, selecting Format, choosing the "FAT32" option from the pull-down menu, and clicking the Start button.You can go here and scroll all the way to the bottom to "Perform a new installation of system hardware".Follow the instructions and you will find the file you need to download.
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Once complete, open the drive and create a folder titled "PS4"; inside of that folder create another one titled "UPDATE" in all caps, and place the update file inside of it.
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The console

Connect the power cord to the back of the console and plug in the HDMI port. You will also need to connect both the controller and the USB flash drive. Next, turn the console on in Safe mode by holding the power button for 7 seconds.
Click the PlayStation button on the controller when prompted to do so and scroll down to the "Initialize PS4" option. The system will then copy the update file from your drive to the console and install it.
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Once installation is complete, the PlayStation 4 will restart and boot as if it were the first time you powered it on, requiring you to create an account, sign in to the PlayStation Network, and download your content.

Sony's page on how to change the HDD in your PS4
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Posted 31 January 2014 - 03:29 PM

Here's the one I got for my PS3 upgrade.

People are commenting on how they're using it for their PS4's too...

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Posted 07 February 2014 - 04:18 PM

This one looks kinda nice too. and only $109.99

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Posted 24 June 2014 - 02:49 PM

so has anyone actually upgraded their PS4 yet?
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Posted 24 June 2014 - 02:58 PM

If I had a PS4, mine would be done already.

But the latest issue of Game Informer has the swap out process in the magazine as well. I spotted it while skimming through the magazine last night.
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Posted 24 June 2014 - 03:17 PM

Nah, no need yet.The majority of games are on PS3, and the ones on PS4 are just "arcade" type games, so it's not like space is a premium yet.Maybe in another year or two I will, and hopefully then there will be some 2TB drives available.
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Posted 31 July 2014 - 09:44 AM

I just bought a 1tb drive from Amazon and will upgrade this weekend.I'm at 90gbs free on stock drive and want the new one in place before Diablo and Destiny hit.
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Posted 31 July 2014 - 09:47 AM

Smart thinking!
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Posted 31 July 2014 - 03:05 PM

Hmmmmm, $70 and my wife has Amazon Prime for this month.I think I might try hitting her up for this.:lol

I'm guessing since you posted this that you have it installed and no issues?Yes?
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