How To Replace Your PlayStation 4's Hard Drive

Video: If you're running out of space on your PS4, a hard drive replacement may be in order — and it's so easy you can do it yourself in no time at all. Here's how.

Not only will this get you more space, but if you buy a faster drive than the pre-installed one, you can even decrease those loading times a bit, too. We used this HGST drive, which is a great balance between price and performance. The process is pretty dead simple, but if you aren't used to opening up your gadgets, you might be a little intimidated. Don't be. You only need to unscrew a few screws, slide in the drive, screw it all back up, and plug in a flash drive with the latest PS4 software to get everything up and running. Check out the video above to see the process in action.


    Is it possible to create a ghost image of the HDD instead of installing a new OS?

      If I could copy P.T over then I would be happy.

        You can and I have.

        I didnt watch this whole thing but read the article and nowhere it talks about going to settings>system>back up and restore

        You can choose which applications etc you want to be backing up and dump that on a USB drive before flashing the new OS on the new drive. Then once you have updated the OS on the new blank drive, go back into the same menu with your USB device attached and hit restore,

        Don't fret - I have PT on a 1TB SSHD and I did this whole process well after PT was taken down!

      You can potentially back up the whole HDD through the settings but you will need to install the newest firmware to the new drive to then restore

      I didnt try making an image and dumping it back on, but considering this is fully supported by Sony and you can DL the newest firmware from their site, you probably best just following their guidance ;)

    If you get a solid state drive for your PS4, then it can potentially cut down your loading times.

      Not much apparently:

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