PS4 Pro upgrade question

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PostPS4 Pro upgrade question
by Rubix » Thu Sep 28, 2017 4:44 pm

I may look to upgrade my PS4 Which already has a 2TB drive to a PS4 Pro. As I won’t have both consoles to do this, is the only way to do this

Upload saves and PT demo to 3rd external drive
Deactivate PS4 as primary
Add Old 500gb drive and format

Insert 2TB drive so it formats
Download all games
Insert 3rd external HDD and add saves and PT Demo

Did I miss anything?

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PostRe: PS4 Pro upgrade question
by gamerforever » Thu Sep 28, 2017 4:52 pm

Sync all trophies first and upload your saves.

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PostRe: PS4 Pro upgrade question
by Rubix » Thu Sep 28, 2017 5:18 pm

Will I need to download firmware or as the hdd’s have already been used will this work?

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PostRe: PS4 Pro upgrade question
by Akai XIII » Thu Sep 28, 2017 5:31 pm

Yeah you need to download the "full" firmware version (it'll be a bigger file). Put the file on a USB stick in a /PS4/UPDATE/ folder.

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PostRe: PS4 Pro upgrade question
by Rubix » Thu Sep 28, 2017 8:35 pm

So much to do, why couldn’t they just allow people to swap HDD’s

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PostRe: RE: Re: PS4 Pro upgrade question
by Death's Head » Thu Sep 28, 2017 10:18 pm

Rubix wrote:So much to do, why couldn’t they just allow people to swap HDD’s
Keeping all the games intact? Piracy reasons probably.

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PostRe: PS4 Pro upgrade question
by Dual » Fri Sep 29, 2017 7:13 am

Not worth the upgrade.

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PostRe: PS4 Pro upgrade question
by Rubix » Fri Sep 29, 2017 7:48 am

Dual wrote:Not worth the upgrade.


£150 for a newer model with a new warrenty is a good enough reason for me.

Just starting the process now. As long as I keep my game saves and PT I’ll be happy.

Backed up saves to the PSN as well just incase

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PostRe: PS4 Pro upgrade question
by Buffalo » Fri Sep 29, 2017 8:19 am

PT isn’t THAT good.

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PostRe: PS4 Pro upgrade question
by Rubix » Fri Sep 29, 2017 8:55 am

Buffalo wrote:PT isn’t THAT good.


Better to have it than not

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PostRe: PS4 Pro upgrade question
by Rubix » Fri Sep 29, 2017 12:52 pm

Looks like I may have lost it anyway as when I restore it gets to 98% and fails

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PostRe: PS4 Pro upgrade question
by Rubix » Fri Sep 29, 2017 2:46 pm

Couldn’t find the only pros 1tb drive on my pc but managed to change it in disk management although its partitioned in about 10 segments. Any idea how you formate it and get rid of the partition? Want it as an external drive for films

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PostRe: PS4 Pro upgrade question
by jawafour » Fri Nov 03, 2017 11:32 am

To the best of my knowledge you can’t format a PS4 drive so that it be shared with other devices or used partly for other purposes, Rubix. When it is formatted for the PS4, it is fixed for that usage.

You could later connect it back up to your PC and re-format it for that machine to use, though.

Edit: Uhm... I had thought your query was a recent post. I must have clicked on the Advice tag by mistake :) .

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PostRe: PS4 Pro upgrade question
by Rubix » Sun Nov 05, 2017 7:13 am

jawafour wrote:To the best of my knowledge you can’t format a PS4 drive so that it be shared with other devices or used partly for other purposes, Rubix. When it is formatted for the PS4, it is fixed for that usage.

You could later connect it back up to your PC and re-format it for that machine to use, though.

Edit: Uhm... I had thought your query was a recent post. I must have clicked on the Advice tag by mistake :) .


My old PS4 HDD is now filled with films and is used on my smart tv

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