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I bought this one from Amazon. I’ve had it for a little over a year and have had zero problems. Prime day is coming so you may even get lucky and find it (or something similar) on sale.
Oh wow didn't realize that.
Would that be better to buy instead? Its 64$ on amazon, I didn't realize it was overpriced. I may end up waiting for black friday to buy one..
No brainer. Absolutely the Seagate Expansion Portable, it comes in 1, 2 and 4 TBs, has a very good USB 3.0 connection, is extremely fast, reliable, good price and generally one of the best external drives I've ever bought, and I've had a fair few.
I appreciate the quick answer! I have a follow up question if you don't mind. From what I've seen in the various articles/videos on shucking, it looks like the HDDs being used are a different form factor than what I have. This is what I have for reference. Am I just going to have to bite the bullet and get new drives if I get a NAS?
When you put a usb go to your saved data in the settings and click on either system storage or online storage (depends where you want to save the data from) and it will give you the option to either dowload or upload to a usb device
And as for the external HD I bought mine off amazon, A Seagate 2TB Ex HD ill put the link below.
Seagate Expansion Portable 2 TB External Hard Drive HDD – USB 3.0 for PC Laptop (STEA2000400) https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00TKFEE5S/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apan_i_NCP9FBZSBGBVPDW2C5PD
Bare in mind there are several types you can get which are compatible with the ps4 take your time and see which one suits you best.
Hope this helps
I read a tip years ago about buying a Seagate external HDD, and opening it up, it's cheaper, and is very easy to open.
Don't know which country you are in, but below is a 2TB for 67Euro.
That is exactly the one I bought and fitted.
Come hard disk esterno per i giochi ho un seagate da 1TB (tipo questo ma io l'ho preso in negozio. Tra l'altro sembra che questo venditore sia un truffatore lol) . Io lo uso su pc, ma sulla confezione era indicato compatibile per ps4 e una volta l'ho testato per vedere dei film e funzionava. Ce l'ho da qualche anno e lo uso molto anche con giochi pesanti ma non ho nemmeno un soffio di lag o problemi vari. Guardando al volo comunque vedo che c'è anche da 2 TB
This is the one I bought recently.
I dunno if they're still a thing, but I have two WD MyBooks and they've been working perfect for years. So if you can find 'em, I'd suggest one of those. If not, the one I linked has been working fine for me. I haven't had it super long, I got it to go with my Series S, so I've had it about as long as the Seres S/X has been out.
>WARNING: vanilla ARC CANNOT PASS ATMOS. eARC and "regular" HDMI can, but ARC CANNOT.
this is new to me. I thought regular HDMI (no ARC) cannot do Atmos.
my current setup is
AppleTV-> Soundbar HDMI-IN / Soundbar eARC -> TV ARC
are you saying that this might not be the most efficient?
I do not intend to use ATV and Shield Pro both. It will be an exchange. So my setup with Shield would be Shield -> Soundbar HDMI-IN / Soundbar eARC -> TV ARC
>FURTHERMORE: most regular/cheap USB drives will be too slow to keep up with high quality 4K Dolby Vision + Atmos remuxes/rips. Even portable hard drives might struggle a bit, tbh. Either go for big box HDDs, or full-blown SSDs.
I have this in my mind. I will be using this Seagate external HD with USB 3. I read that Shield has 16 gigs memory, will see if I can download something in 5-10 gigs and store it on board. Might be most efficient with what I have
I have this drive here - Seagate Expansion Portable 2TB External Hard Drive HDD – USB 3.0 for PC Laptop (STEA2000400) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00TKFEE5S/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_fabc_V627MDE0FJMJG5T0END9?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1 - I have the majority of my games stored on it and haven’t had an issue yet. I was also using it for about 1.5 years before I got my PS5 so it seems pretty dependable.
Think about 60 pounds. Wasnt expensive.
You don't need any thermal paste upgrade .
The battery upgrade can alawys come handy if you ever wanted to take the laptop on the go and as for the storage you could check this
Get a seagate expansion plus and pop the drive out. They're Samsung spinpoints and usually cheaper than buying the drive alone. Then when you've done that or the drive from the ps4 in and enclosure and you have an external too.
Seagate 2 TB Expansion USB 3.0 Portable 2.5 Inch External Hard Drive for PC, Xbox One and PlayStation 4 (STEA2000400) https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00TKFEE5S/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_rzdKBbJNWH12H
It doesn’t decrease performance. I would grab a Seagate Expansion 2TB Portable External Hard Drive USB 3.0 (STEA2000400) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00TKFEE5S/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_CpAIBb645ZZ0D
This is my personal hard drive, I’ve had no problems at all and after hours of use it only gets to about 100 degrees
Need an external drive for video editing ASAP (around 2TB is fine), doesn't have to be an SSD.
Any one know a good deal? What do you guys think about this one?
Thanks so much!
Alright well the Xbone is slow as shit so the difference in drive speeds doesn't really matter. It does have USB3 ports (the 360 is USB2), so you'll want a USB3 drive for datfullduplex, but past that it doesn't matter a whole lot.
Amazon actually has a deal right now for a 2TB USB3 Seagate drive for $10 cheaper than the one you were looking at.
Something like this would do, I got the same one (from co.uk as I'm in that region) - Western Digital is apparently better, but any portable hard drive with USB 3.0 will be ideal.
I bought this - works great. Just plug in, format and you're good. I did get it when it was £10 off on Amazon though.
Seagate Expansion 2 TB USB 3.0 Portable 2.5 inch External Hard Drive for PC, Xbox One and PlayStation 4 https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00TKFEE5S/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_2CJBAbFQAMCRF
Get this...or something bigger/smaller if you want storage;
A SSD won't make much, if any, difference in quality. A lot of Gamers think that SSD's make games run better, when in fact they only help with load times/loading screens.
Save yourself some major $$ and just go external HDD.
Would this be a good external hard drive for my PS4? Or is there something better you'd recommend? I'm at that point where I've noticed the 500gb my PS4 has built in isn't very much when playing modern games.
Would you mind explaining the difference between the Seagate hard drives and WD? Which one's better?
You can get a 2tb external for $70. Far better value. A 4tb usually runs around $100.
I've been very happy with the Seagate External drives, like this:
Literally in the exact same situation. I decided to delete all installs off my original PS4 to decrease transfer time as much as possible. Then I bought this 2TB external hdd from amazon:
I opened it up to get the hdd out and today I'm going to put the new 2TB in the Pro and do the transfer then I'll have a spare 1TB external hdd which should come in handy. Imo better than using an external hdd with the console as it can be slower.
Been using this one for a year & half with no problems .
Honestly you can buy a 2 or 3TB external for not that much. I bought mine (2TB) around Christmastime 2015 and I don't even think I've filled it to 40% yet.
It's not solid state, but it hasn't hampered me at all.
I have a Seagate Expansion 2TB (STEA2000400) and upon connecting it to the ps4 i am prompted that the usb device connected is unsupported despite it being clearly labelled as USB 3.0 on the box. Can anyone please guide me on how to go about connecting the portable drive to my ps4?
The Amazon link :
depending on your tax or if you have gift cards for a specific place, amazon might be a little cheaper. :)
The 2 TB model in this link is popular for what you're asking. It takes a little fiddling, but is supposedly not too complicated. I've been meaning to do it myself when I can afford it. Check out the amazon comments or a simple google search should find the answer.
Can't we choose size and performance together? But right now, 1TB or 2TB is good for me. I don't have much games with too large sizes. Also it's important good prices. I can't afford too much. I wrote my below comments, we have ridiculously high tax policy. So, I can't buy anything I want. I just want to buy products that can I afford and good.
Isn't this good? https://www.amazon.com/Seagate-Expansion-Portable-External-STEA2000400/dp/B00TKFEE5S I can find this with low price maybe.
This also looks very good. It's price in my country is 328 TRY and equals 85 USD & 47 GBP. I can afford this but I wonder that how is really works fast as other external hard drives special for Xbox One? I read the comments below on this page (because I can't open your link but same product) and they are saying that is working fast. So you're playing games fast? https://www.amazon.com/Seagate-Expansion-Portable-External-STEA2000400/dp/B00TKFEE5S
I'm asking this because I'm not good about external hard drives actually.
I've been using the older model of THIS Seagate drive, which means the newer model should be excellent as well. Truly plug and play. The only "work" would be waiting to (optionally) transfer games of your choosing to the new external drive. You can still use your internal drive. For example I have the 500 GB Xbox + 2 TB Seagate Expansion Portable = 2.5 TB of space. I have 50 games installed right now and am only utilizing 51.3% of my total storage space. Plug it and forget it.
I'd honestly get this http://www.amazon.com/Seagate-Expansion-Portable-External-STEA2000400/dp/B00TKFEE5S/ref=sr_1_14?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1460655315&sr=1-14&keywords=2TB+PS4
pop it out of there, watch a 5 min youtube video of how to install the drive and as a bonus you can take the 500gb from the drive you're swapping and use it as an external HD for whatever you want. Hardware knowledge is not needed to swap the PS4 drive at all. A simple youtube video is all it takes.
Unless you're dead set on the data bank then I'd keep the nice form factor in place.
This is the one I got.
2.5 TB (including the 500 already in the XB1). More than enough to last me this gen.
For as much as that costs, you could just get this and be much better off.
Actually, on Amazon this model is the same one from the eBay link. I doubt they're THAT different, but just in case.
I'm in the market for an external drive and noticed this deal. According to Amazon it works with the PS4 and the reviews are great.
Yes. You can get something like this
Crack open the casing (very easy to do) and use that harddrive as an internal for the PS4. This method is also cheaper than buying a naked drive.
It will but you can get cheaper seagate drives.
This is kinda the standard one people use on PS4:
but i'd wait for black friday or Cyber Monday.
There have been some valid concerns about overheating with the Data Bank.
I upgraded the internal drive to a 2 TB drive using one of these on sale and it's been great. If you are gentle with taking the case apart, you can put the 500 gig drive back into it and have that available as a portable USB drive.
I've been looking at a few, but I'm planning on picking up this one if it drops down a bit more in price or when I have a good amount of money to spare.
Well the best would be to buy a HDD and an external enclosure. For just a regular old external hard drive this seems to be a good one.
Here's the smaller Seagate hard drive with no AC adapter, also on Amazon. It's $84.99 without the branding. So if green is worth $25, go for it. However, it might not actually sell for the MSRP. This one is listed at $10 higher MSRP on Amazon.
I didn't catch that part. I'm not a huge fan of Seagate, but for an apples-to-apples comparison, they have a 2TB USB powered option for $25 less. If you can swing the extra AC outlet, the 4TB AC powered options are going to be the best buy pet TB.
Amazon has 2TB HD for $79
EDIT: Now it dropped down to $74.00
Amazon has it http://www.amazon.com/Seagate-Expansion-Portable-External-STEA2000400/dp/B00TKFEE5S/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1437791804&sr=8-1&keywords=Seagate+-+Expansion+2TB+External+USB+3.0+Portable+Hard+Drive+-+Black&pebp=1437791806220&perid...
If it's this model, yes it will 100% work as I just did it.
Also, as far as I know, all portable external hard drives are 2.5" because they run solely via USB and larger drives would not be able to do this.
the seagate expansion drives have always been good in my books, same price, often on sale etc http://www.amazon.com/Seagate-Expansion-Portable-External-STEA2000400/dp/B00TKFEE5S/ref=sr_1_6?ie=UTF8&qid=1430404736&sr=8-6&keywords=seagate+expansion
Here it is on Amazon for ~~$5 more~~ *the same price.
*the price has since changed
This is my personal one, I have had no problems with it Seagate Expansion 2TB Portable External Hard Drive USB 3.0 (STEA2000400) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00TKFEE5S/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_7idKBbCBX3Q5C
I just bought what was on sale at Amazon, big enough for what I wanted and had USB 3. Ended up being this one:
Hey there, after some search I upgraded my hard disk with 2 TB external hdd last week and I have no problems so far (bought this one: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00TKFEE5S/ref=twister_B00TS6JL4S?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1).
It is 5400 rpm, but there are only a few second difference between the 7200 ones. I'd recommend going for 2 TB instead of the SSHD at least.
Also, I feel like this video has some answers for you. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cyZuSc-n6fM
2tb for $85 plus tax.
Anyone installed this specific hdd? http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00TKFEE5S/ref=gno_cart_title_1?ie=UTF8&psc=1&smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER
Wish I'd done it straight out of the gate instead of waiting... and deleting games.
All games install onto the HD, both digital and disk copies. So you'll hit the cap eventually. Once you do, you'll have to copy over the whole 400GB or so at 20Mb/s, which will take five or six hours.
Get this and install t like they say on the sidebar.
Seagate Expansion 2TB Portable External Hard Drive USB 3.0 (STEA2000400) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00TKFEE5S/ref=cm_sw_r_awd_ss8svb1YJ9Q75
It is one of these: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Seagate-STEA500400-Expansion-Portable-PlayStation/dp/B00TKFEE5S/ref=sr_1_20?dchild=1&keywords=external%2Bhard%2Bdrive%2Bseagate&qid=1615543336&s=computers&sr=1-20&th=1
I bought one of these for the a PS4 we had, which I know use on my MBP.
If I were you i would get a 1 or 2 tb from seagate. I got two of them and they are usb 3.0 which are great
purtroppo è un HDD interno per PC, no cavo usb, solo sata... ma ci dovrebbe essere una versione portatile (questa )
You can usually get the 2tb Seagate expansion in the same case for around $60 on Amazon
The smooth case is typically around the same price but trends a few dollars higher.
The golf dimple case tends to run even higher.
All 3 have the same drive inside and can be shucked to use as an internal drive in the PS4 or any other 2.5" drive (same as the 1tb but the value proposition is higher for the 2tb).
No I formatted it as Ext4.
It’s a 2TB drive.
Oh thank you, haha. I would suggest you get an art-station set up aswell as your DA anyway, it's just another community for you to share your work in. It's a hard one to crack because its set up as a professional environment. So the quality on there is HIGH. Stuff at my level doesn't get much attention in the grand scheme. But it's still more exposure. And you can find some absolutely incredible artists to drawn inspiration from.
For recording I use an iPad for most of my stuff, Infinite Painter has a built in recording function that's pretty comprehensive. For PC, I've heard that OBS is a really good free bit of kit. I'll be doing some more technical colour work over the next few months, so I'll need to get back into photoshop. I think I'll be giving that a go. Video files do take up a fair amount of hard drive real estate. It may be worth picking up an external HDD just to use as a video storage device.
Also, set up a Mega account. You get 50gb of free storage on it. Not a ton, but its good for transferring large files over the internet.
"Tbh, I had similar thoughts about it, but everytime I drew the hands doing something different it just looked awkward af and I was too annoyed with it to bother haha."
Never be afraid to look for good photo reference. I'm really one to talk here, because I will often default to drawing without reference. Mainly because I like the feeling of developing a pose that looks cool from nothing. But I did this with my last piece and there's a noticeable fault in how well the pose itself turned out. A few of the criticisms I got from people was that she was kind of stuck between an action and an end of action pose. Which is totally right, her arms and upper torso has a floaty element that a lot of my stuff tends to default to when I draw from imagination, which is kinda characteristic of a pose that's the result of an action. Which I like, but the problem is her legs are very rigid and in action, the result is that she looks a little unbalanced and out of phase.
When you compare that sketch to another one I did of the same character, but from a photo reference. You can see the difference in how well the whole image sits, even if I think the first image has a lot more character defining traits going for it.
Don't get me wrong, we shouldn't use photo references as a crutch. But I think we should understand that they can help us become better artists. I should probably have found an image with the general gist of what I was going for and used it to inform my pose. So I could apply my floaty kinda signature, but still have it read as anatomically sound.
Anyway, best of luck to you! Have a good ruminate about stuff and take a nice break, go for a walk in the woods or watch a box set. Whatever you do to unwind. :P
That will probably energise you a little before diving back in.
HDD esterni Seagate (questo ad esempio ) come sono?
Yeah usually most downloads might be in the range of 70-100GB.
Incase you want to increase your PS4s internal storage, follow this :
(Whether you want to back up current saved games, trophies etc is upto you and is a step you can skip if needed)
I used an external Seagate 2TB Expansion drive for mine, had to pry open the enclosure to get to the HDD inside.
For reference :
It's available in most electronics shops and big brand supermarkets that have an electronics section or on Amazon & Noon. Not sure if the exact model will be available, they might have a newer model.
If opening the PS4 and going through the whole process is difficult for you to do, you can opt for an external HDD that can be used to install games on instead of the internal HDD :
You can still use the Seagate Expansion Drive i linked above for this.
Seagate Expansion 2TB Portable External Hard Drive USB 3.0 (STEA2000400) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00TKFEE5S/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apap_VXp7AlifVR8a4
Since you are limited to FAT32 compatibility, you want a 2TB hard drive:
Here is a much cheaper HDD which is not on sale.
I use: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00TKFEE5S/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_AaBbCbCBJEGK9 never had a problem
bought this last year. its been working fine so far.
Oh not familiar with buying stuff in Brazil (R$). I'm in the US and got mine on Amazon.com at: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00TKFEE5S/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_LpHZBb2N42NCM
Its $65 USD.
Is it this one - https://www.amazon.com/Seagate-Expansion-Portable-External-STEA2000400/dp/B00TKFEE5S
I recommend getting one of these.
Seagate Expansion 2TB Portable External Hard Drive USB 3.0 (STEA2000400) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00TKFEE5S/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_rDJkBbPCD3BJG
Crap, I think I messed up. Did you guys mean you buy the SSDs you'd install in desktops or this? : Seagate Expansion 2TB Portable External Hard Drive USB 3.0 (STEA2000400) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00TKFEE5S/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_gAR.Ab5TB46XZ
Not sure whatever they came with one of them is this drive so I think it is NTFS.
The other one was purchased long ago 6+ years it is 1TB I think WD, it looks like this one.
This one is pretty good - https://www.amazon.com/Seagate-Expansion-Portable-External-STEA2000400/dp/B00TKFEE5S/ref=sr_1_5?ie=UTF8&qid=1521428885&sr=8-5&keywords=ps4+external+hard+drive
What do u think about this one? https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00TKFEE5S/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_23BnAbB3DZJ5S
Here you go; there's also a 1tb and 4tb version
I use Seagate Expansion 2TB External and no issues
Why such a drastic difference in price in India when compared to USA. The same model is priced differently here in USA and here in India. Prices are almost 33% higher. I already have 2 Seagate hard drives and would buy more if not for such a difference in price.
Almost any external hard drive will work.
such as this: https://www.amazon.com/Seagate-Expansion-Portable-External-STEA2000400/dp/B00TKFEE5S/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1496771011&sr=8-2&keywords=external+hard+drive+ps4
As for the usb ports, buy a usb hub like this:
were you purposefully looking for the most expensive option?
i use this everyday, it's perfect and works 10/10
I bought a Seagate 2TB Expansion drive (https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00TKFEE5S/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o02_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1) and am really happy with it.
I plugged it in to a Win10 box and removed the existing partition, then plugged it into my 2017 16gb Shield and let it format it for external storage. Then I installed an FTP server on it and now I can access it easily without dropoffs or lost connections from my network. Instructions here - http://nvidiashieldzone.com/shield-android-tv/tutorial-ftp-server-on-shield-android-tv/
Also bought a 128GB USB stick (more like a stub - https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01BGTG2A0/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1) and formatted that for internal storage.
I used the guide , and it was about $80 on Amazon.
Will this work with Ps pro?
I used this, almost two years ago, no problems so far https://www.amazon.com/Seagate-Expansion-Portable-External-STEA2000400/dp/B00TKFEE5S/ref=sr_1_5?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1483082288&sr=1-5&keywords=2tb+portable+hard+drive
I got this one
Was just about to buy 2TB Seagate drive! should I choose WD instead ?
Seagate = https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00TKFEE5S/
Western Digital = https://www.amazon.co.uk/Elements-Portable-External-Drive-WDBU6Y0020BBK-EESN/dp/B00D0L5BH8/
Guys, please advise, i need one asap. Thanks.
Q&a on Amazon, and customer photos, shows people using it in PS4.
Get the Seagate 2TB External from Amazon. It's a 2.5in drive, 5400RPM, and it'll fit inside the PS4. Connect it to your PC/Mac and format the drive as exFAT. Important to note, when you are formatting, be sure to pick Master Boot Record as your partition scheme. The PS4 won't work with it otherwise.
Prepare a thumb drive. Format it the same way as with the external (exFAT and MBR). Download the PS4 firmware. The one I linked is the full firmware. It's ~900 MB. Create a folder on the thumb drive as PS4 and inside that folder, create another one call UPDATE. Put the 900 MB firmware file inside the UPDATE folder.
Use a knife to crack open the case to get the drive inside. DigitalFoundry has a video on it. It's very easy. Take the Seagate drive out, follow the video to take the old drive out of the PS4 and install the new one. Be sure to turn the PS4 off first. Then boot up and install the firmware via the thumb drive.
After that, put the old PS4 hard drive back into the Seagate 2TB case and use that case to back up your games from the PS4. Be sure to format that drive as exFAT and Master Boot Record as well (otherwise, it won't be recognized).
Subreddit recommends this HDD. You'll have to remove the casing and go through the HDD replacement steps in the sidebar.
and this is the harddrive I upgraded to.
Also available @ amazon for $79.99
Okay, here's what you do. I know because I literally just upgrade my HDD and carefully backed up my library (which has PT in it) and successfully transferred it to a new drive.
First off, buy this drive
This one works with the PS4. It's cheaper than an equivalent naked 2TB drive ($99 something on Amazon) and you get a harddrive enclosure out it that you can reuse. You're going to take it apart and use the drive inside for your upgrade. It's not as hard as it sounds. I did it and it's very easy. Before you do anything, hook it up to your PC and format the drive to FAT32 (or just FAT if you're on Mac) and use Master Boot Record as your partition.
Gently place the knife in the crevice between the top cover and the rest of the case to wedge them far enough apart for you to pry it open yourself. Digital Foundry has a video on this. Remove the rubber covers and the screws. Gently remove the aluminum sheets covering the top of the drive and disconnect it from the SATA/USB 3.0 adapter.
To backup your games, make sure the HDD is bigger than the total install size on your PS4. Make sure that you formatted as exFAT or FAT32 and that you choose Master Boot Record instead of GPT or anything else. This is important because PS4 doesn't like anything that is not MBR and it won't recognize your drive or return an error (like there not being enough space for backup). Backing up using this method will backup your game saves, your screenshots/videos, your apps, and games to the external.
Now you're going to need the PS4 firmware. This page has the firmware you need. Be mindful which update you download because the one you want is the full firmware, not the one intended to only update the PS4. I've directly linked it here. It's about 800 MB. Put it on a thumb drive (separate from the external drive that you used to backup your games). Make sure that drive is also formatted as FAT32 or exFAT and that you have the folder tree done correctly. It should be Thumb Drive -> PS4 -> UPDATE in that order. Put the 800 MB PS4UPDATE file that you downloaded into the UPDATE folder. Make sure everything is named correctly, including the update file (don't add numbers to it).
Once that's done, just do as Digital Foundry shows you. Power everything off, push the faceplate off to expose the drive, use a Phillip screwdriver to remove the screw, pull out the harddrive cage and unscrew the harddrive. Now put the 2TB one in. Be mindful here because the Seagate drive is actually thinner than the stock drive so the screws won't align correctly. I recommend putting the drive into the cage upside down to make it easier for you to align the screws with the drive. Screw everything back in, put the drive back, and put the cover back. Connect your DS4 to the PS4 and hold down the PS button for 7 seconds until you get into the PS4 recovery (it should be pretty obvious what it is). Choose the last option to install the firmware. Connect the thumb drive and let the PS4 do its thing.
Now walk through the start up process again and then connect your external HDD. Now restore everything that you backed up. This should take a while depending on how much stuff you backed up. Notice that this backup does not transfer over your profiles so you'd have to sign back into PSN again after the upgrade. You won't have to make any changes like deactivating the PS4 before removing to the drive and activating it as primary again after installation. That's tied to your console ID, not the harddrive. Last step is to take the old PS4 harddrive and put back into the Seagate case that you took your new drive out of.
i bought this yesterday and it says it's compatible
Seagate Expansion 2TB Portable External Hard Drive USB 3.0 (STEA2000400) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00TKFEE5S/ref=cm_sw_r_awd_vlW.vbMTK6DJH
will this work and what is the difference? I just bought this one yesterday
I made a big mistake plugging in the wrong charger cable, it was a 3.5 inch HD so I needed a external power source. The wattage and load was rated the same so I thought It was alright. I realized the amperage was too high when smoke started rising from it. Its shot. I would need FBI level repair lol, and even then the data is scattered between all disks so most of the data would be corrupted and incomplete.
Its just the age we are in, and the illusion that electronics are supposed to work. The reality is that they are so failable and we all should be printing and saving our photos in shoe boxes with labels like our parents did, I had HUNDREDS of THOUSANDS of pictures, all from a high quality DSLR Nikon, saved in a 5inch space that could instantly break if dropped.
If you have the money and space, keep your computer fast and clear by moving all your unused data like installation files, downloads, watched movies and shows onto a 2TB hard drive. That hard drive will be large enough to hold that data AND ALSO keep a backup file of your whole computer and operating system as is. Do this weekly or monthly.
Take TWO MORE 2TB HARD DRIVES, and basically CLONE over your entire 1st 2TB hard drive to the two others each month. Keep the 1st and 2nd handy, and place the 3rd in a humid resistant, waterproof fire box so when the tornado, flood, or fire destroys everything, you still have all your memories from 10 years ago in that fire box. Buy 3 of these guys It will be $300... and the sad story is I could have afforded to do this 5 years ago but I thought it was unnecessary. Well all my personal photos of my wife before we married are gone, and the only copy I have of our wedding photos are on facebook.
7200RPM will be compatible, the 7200 number just means the speed the discs spin at, its still a normal hard drive like any other. The writing speed is like 25% faster than a normal hard drive. Although, I will be loading MGS5 onto my SSD and THATS IT. Ill still have 150gb left over on it, but I want that untouched.
Most people don't realize that all hard drives have a life and its shortened if you fill it up, delete the data, and fill it again. Little nodes on the disc get damaged or corrupted every second you write data to it and it will fail eventually, so technically a hard drive will last longer if you fill it once with 50GB to spare, set it aside and start using a new one lol.
This is why you want back ups, to keep your HDs clear. My SSD will never get full or close to it, so it will have MANY nodes to use while I create and erase the little data that is on it. And the same with my main hard drive. Ill never have it over 50% full. I move my downloads, watched movies, and unused media after I'm done with it, and keep the computer with relevant data only.
If you really want to get into it, you could potentially extend the life of your hard drive by watching movie files off a USB stick or another hard drive anyway.
I know this is a lot to take in, but this is a personal tool, and once you spend this much money on it, its basically part of your life now. You can leave the ps4 in the corner for month, chances are you wont do it that often with your $2000 computer. (as an example) So its important to know everything you can, and I just want to spare you grief from the challenges I have had to go through.
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I found it on a post here and one person said it would work but I just wanted to be sure since it's gonna be around $90 with shipping and tax.
> If we're talking about 8mb blocks, that same setup would have required me to buy a 2tb hard disk drive to connect to my pi.
2Tb drive is $60 ... about the same as a Pi full kit.
> You realize how long that would just take most folks in impoverished countries to download?
You don't need to RUN a full node in order to use bitcoin.
How do I know how good my external is?
This is my drive
External usb drive, usb 3.0 support, Model SRD0NF1
This is the one I have. Works fine for me.
I have a standard 2tb seagate hdd. I have about 95 games installed and 600gb of storage left.
I dont have very much money so its the best I can afford at the moment ! lol
If the firmware is from this website (https://www.playstation.com/en-us/support/system-updates/ps4/) I have it installed onto a USB and the USB plugged in, but the playstation controller still just blinks white when I press it and wont let me go any further.
Perhaps I have bought the wrong HDD? This is the one I have: https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00TKFEE5S/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
This one? http://www.amazon.com/Seagate-Expansion-Portable-External-STEA2000400/dp/B00TKFEE5S
bought this for my ps4 last year been working great. just got 2TB if you have a lot then get 4tb but 2 should be fine...