Introduction

Provides step-by-step instructions on how to get to and remove hard drive, allowing user to replace hard drive.

Start by turning off your PS4 and unplugging the AC power cord. Slide the HDD bay cover (the top left portion of the console) to the left.
  • Start by turning off your PS4 and unplugging the AC power cord. Slide the HDD bay cover (the top left portion of the console) to the left.

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Remove the Hard Drive by unscrewing the single 5mm Phillips head #1 screw on the front left side of the PS4.
  • Remove the Hard Drive by unscrewing the single 5mm Phillips head #1 screw on the front left side of the PS4.

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Slide the hard drive forward to remove it.
  • Slide the hard drive forward to remove it.

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Remove the four screws from the sides of the hard drive case. There are two identical screws on the opposite side.
  • Remove the four screws from the sides of the hard drive case. There are two identical screws on the opposite side.

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Remove the hard drive from the sleeve.
  • Remove the hard drive from the sleeve.

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Conclusion

To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order.

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This article needs to be vetted. There is a very specific type of hard drive needed for this machine. Also, the machine will need to be backed up to either the PS Network(for PS Plus members) or a removable storage device. Additionally, the latest system update must be available after the new hard drive is installed. Below is an excellent article for this procedure.

http://www.ign.com/wikis/playstation-4/H...

Kenneth Stockman - Reply

can I take out my 500 gig and put in a 1 tb or no ?

Phil manwarren - Reply

Hey Phil,

Yes, you can. I have successfully replaced the original hard drive with a 2TB hard drive I purchased. Just make sure you buy the correct type of hard drive. I recommend using the article Kenneth has linked above in the comment section: http://www.ign.com/wikis/playstation-4/H...

I backed up my saved data on the PS network instead of using an external hard drive and that worked great.

Enjoy the extra storage!

Joel Praino -

Yes you can upgrade to 1TB or even bigger. Last PS4 firmware update was in august, and it supports storage up to 4TB. You can also use bigger storage but it may result in error.

You can update 2.4-internal HDD or use something like Nyko data bank to use 3.5 inch drives. Also external hard drives is an option, but in order to use them you will need to install the software and games on it.

ps4 hard drives:

http://hddmag.com/2016/07/top-7-best-ps4...

http://www.ryli.net/ps4-hard-drive-guide...

janis kalnins - Reply

Yes you can upgrade to 1TB or even bigger. Last PS4 firmware update was in august, and it supports storage up to 4TB. You can also use bigger storage but it may result in error.

You can update 2.4-internal HDD or use something like Nyko data bank to use 3.5 inch drives. Also external hard drives is an option, but in order to use them you will need to install the software and games on it.

janis kalnins - Reply

You can update 2.4-internal HDD or use something like Nyko data bank to use 3.5 inch drives. Also external hard drives is an option, but in order to use them you will need to install the software and games on it.

ps4 hard drives:

http://17oxen.com/best-hard-drive-for-ps...

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