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by Preezy » Tue Mar 07, 2017 10:20 am

How easy is external HD usage on consoles? I've got an HD that's full of movies and photos, but I've still got plenty of space on it that could come in useful to store large game files. Would I have to reformat it?
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by jawafour » Tue Mar 07, 2017 10:27 am

Preezy wrote:How easy is external HD usage on consoles? I've got an HD that's full of movies and photos, but I've still got plenty of space on it that could come in useful to store large game files. Would I have to reformat it?

Yeah, to the best of my knowledge, Preezy, any console using an external hard drive will format it in a way that is different to normal PC / Mac use. You wouldn't be able to use your drive for both console and computer storage at the same time.

In terms of ease-of-use, it's a piece of cake. Plug it in, a bit of formatting and then you're good to go. I've grown to love hard drive storage over discs :-).
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by Preezy » Tue Mar 07, 2017 10:30 am

Hmm I guess I'll have to purchase another HD if I want to go down the external route for my PS4. No way would I be allowed to wipe all of the Peppa Pig, Paw Patrol and Disney movies :lol:
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by Peter Crisp » Tue Mar 07, 2017 10:43 am

Preezy wrote:Hmm I guess I'll have to purchase another HD if I want to go down the external route for my PS4. No way would I be allowed to wipe all of the Peppa Pig, Paw Patrol and Disney movies :lol:


That's just a perfect reason to claim you need a PS4 Pro so you aren't forced to wipe all that stuff.
Really hammer home the idea that it's a one or the other choice of PS4 Pro or the cartoons get the chop.
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PostRe: PlayStation 4 Chat II | FW 4.50 Detailed | External HDD Support Added | Framerate Boost to Older Games with Pro
by jawafour » Tue Mar 07, 2017 10:44 am

I'm actually excited about the hard drive update :oops: . I have a USB drive all ready to go :) .
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PostRe: PlayStation 4 Chat II | FW 4.50 Detailed | External HDD Support Added | Framerate Boost to Older Games with Pro
by jawafour » Tue Mar 07, 2017 12:24 pm

Well, it seems like the update won't be out yet :( .

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PostRe: PlayStation 4 Chat II | FW 4.50 Detailed | External HDD Support Added | Framerate Boost to Older Games with Pro
by KjGarly » Tue Mar 07, 2017 12:27 pm

Bugger :x

No remote play for me yet then and I don't want to downgrade the FW back to non-beta, Pro Boost and all that..
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by jawafour » Wed Mar 08, 2017 1:18 pm

KjGarly wrote:Bugger :x ...

Kj, there is now good news - system software 4.50 will release tomorrow :toot: .

The dream of external drive access finally comes true for Poser and me :) .
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by Poser » Wed Mar 08, 2017 1:20 pm

jawafour wrote:
KjGarly wrote:Bugger :x ...

Kj, there is now good news - system software 4.50 will release tomorrow :toot: .

The dream of external drive access finally comes true for Poser and me :) .


:datass: :toot:

Just think of all the PS+ games I never play that I can now store on my external HDD :slol:
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by jawafour » Wed Mar 08, 2017 1:26 pm

Poser wrote:...Just think of all the PS+ games I never play that I can now store on my external HDD :slol:

I, too, am delighted that I'll have more games at my fingertips that I will never actually play :toot: .
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by Samuel_1 » Wed Mar 08, 2017 4:39 pm

:lol: :lol:

I'm actually pretty brutal, if it doesn't grab me on my first play it gets deleted.
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PostRe: PlayStation 4 Chat II | FW 4.50 Detailed | External HDD Support Added | Full Release Tomorrow
by Preezy » Wed Mar 08, 2017 5:17 pm

Samuel_1 wrote::lol: :lol:

I'm actually pretty brutal, if it doesn't grab me on my first play it gets deleted.

Nothing brutal about that, I give each title 5 minutes to impress :lol:
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by jawafour » Wed Mar 08, 2017 7:39 pm

jawafour wrote:
KingK wrote:(PS4 needs to keep about 80Gb of space free on the hard drive?)
Anyone else experiencing this?

I haven't yet, KingK... but I'm down to about 110 Gb on my PS4 so I guess I'll find out soon!


KingK, I meangt to get backto you on this... yeah, I haev experienced the same. Two or three times in the past month I have been downloading stuff when I have got a message indicating that not enough space is available even though I have about 70 Gb free. It appears that the PS4 doesn't like falling below the 60-odd GB mark. That's not too bad if you're using a 2Tb drive, but for 500 Gb users it must be a bit of a pain.

Thank goodness the external drive update is arriving tomorrow :toot: .
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PostRe: PlayStation 4 Chat II | FW 4.50 Detailed | External HDD Support Added | Full Release Tomorrow
by HSH28 » Wed Mar 08, 2017 8:21 pm

Is there a size limit on what the PS4 will see external HDD wise does anyone know?
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by Damian » Wed Mar 08, 2017 8:25 pm

Samuel_1 wrote::lol: :lol:

I'm actually pretty brutal, if it doesn't grab me on my first play it gets deleted.

I had become brutal as space was low, but I had the beta and have downloaded and (so far) kept everything from last month and this.
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by Damian » Wed Mar 08, 2017 8:26 pm

HSH28 wrote:Is there a size limit on what the PS4 will see external HDD wise does anyone know?

8TB.
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by jawafour » Wed Mar 08, 2017 8:30 pm

Worth mentioning that the external drive must use USB 3.0... USB 2.0 devices won't work. Anything pretty recent should be okay. I'm gonna be slammin' in a 2 Tb Maxtor drive to double my total space. I had to delete Mad Max today so, after the update, I'll be downloading that again!
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by andythevillan » Wed Mar 08, 2017 8:34 pm

I have a 2TB external ready to go along with my 2TB internal. A very welcome upgrade along with the Boost mode
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by jawafour » Thu Mar 09, 2017 8:35 am

I had a quick look to see if the update was out before leaving... it's not there yet! Oh well, will check tonight.
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PostRe: PlayStation 4 Chat II | FW 4.50 Detailed | External HDD Support Added | Full Release Tomorrow
by Saint of Killers » Thu Mar 09, 2017 9:33 am

4.50 available now. (Wasn't in my download list automatically, though, had to activate it manually via system update.)
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