As we all know, with the PS4 4.50 update, Sony has rolled out
there ability to install games on an external hard drive, in such a way that
free some memory from your console. Let’s see how to do it.
We assume that the external hard drive will have to be equipped with
USB 3.0 interface and that its memory must necessarily have a
value between 256GB and 8TB.
First connect the device to the console, which will recognize it
immediately, but the system may ask you to do one
formatting necessary for portable memory: execute it without any kind of
At this point, a message in which it is explained that the hard
external disk has been set as default to install games, if instead
should nothing appear, you can set it yourself by going to
Settings – Storage memory – Options button – Select the hard drive
disk and then “Application installation location”.
Once this is done, you can safely install the games, which will appear in the
PS4 home screen like any other application.
Move a title to the external hard drive
It is also possible move already installed titles from console memory a
that of the external device. To do this, just go back to
Settings – Storage memory – System memory – Applications
– Select the ones you want to move and click on “Move to memory of
extended archiving “.
Before disconnecting the device from the console, it is recommended to press and hold the
PS button and select “Stop using extended storage memory” from the
Devices section: it is a much safer method, otherwise you risk
damage the hard disk.
Once the external storage is reconnected to the PS4, the applications will be
right where you installed them.
While installing a game on the external hard drive you will be able to
quietly use the console while while moving a game
from the internal memory to the external one, it will not be possible to use the
functionality, as there is a very high energy expenditure on the part of the PS4.
A simple and not excessively long procedure.
If your console has full memory, now you know how to free it without permanently deleting a game.
Stay tuned to Gamempire!
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