Those who frequently download games from the PlayStation store onto their PlayStation 4’s internal hard drive know that the file sizes are getting larger and larger, and disk space is running out. The Fallout 4 update itself is over 58 GB. If you are big time gamer, you can quickly begin to fill up the standard 500 GB’s of space that comes on your HDD. Many PlayStation customers have long been requesting the ability to use third party external hard drives to hold their data, with many reasonably priced external HD’s having over 2 TB of storage space.
A recent post on the PlayStation blog just announced,
It’s easy to upgrade the HDD that came with your PS4, but if you’re still looking for more storage space on the console, we’ve got you covered. With this update, you have the option to store content to an external HDD. Just plug a USB 3.0 HDD into your PS4, and voilà, you now have more space on the console.
This is compatible with HDDs up to 8TB in size. You can download and install applications directly to your extra storage, and the saved contents are easily manageable through the settings menu.
Also, all the applications saved in the external HDD will appear in the Content Launcher of the Home Screen so it’s easy to keep track of what apps you launched recently.
This little update is actually extremely significant, because you can now have pretty much unlimited storage space on the cheap. External HD technology is getting powerful and cheaper everyday, you can pick up a little 2 TB drive like this for less than $80 bucks (USD) effectively quadrupling your hard drive size.