The Best External Hard Drives Compatible With the PlayStation 4

Find the best external hard drives you can connect to your PlayStation 4 to give you even more storage for games and apps

On March 9th an update was launched for the Sony PlayStation 4 that enabled users to finally use external hard drives with the system to install applications or move applications from the PS4’s system storage.

Any USB storage device you use must be:

– USB 3.0 or later
– 250 GB minimum, 8TB maximum capacity

To start using your external HDD on the PS4, go to Settings> Devices> USB Storage Devices. Then select the connected USB storage device, and then format it for use as extended storage.

If you’re looking for an external HDD for your PlayStation, there are plenty of fantastic USB storage devices you can buy right now that are also reasonably priced.

  • Toshiba Canvio Basics 1TB Portable External Hard Drive 2.5 Inch USB 3.0
    Toshiba Canvio Basics 1TB Portable External Hard Drive 2.5 Inch USB 3.0

    Price: £47.91

    Cheap and cheerful, this is a fantastic storage solution that’s also incredibly lightweight in design.

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  • Seagate Expansion 2TB USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive
    Seagate Expansion 2TB USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive

    Price: £69.99

    This hard drive from Seagate is nice and compact. £69.99 for the 2TB is great value but it also has versions that go all the way up to 3TB and 4TB if you need more storage.

    There’s no need for any mains cables either, just plug and play.

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  • WD My Passport Ultra 3TB Portable USB 3.0 External Hard Drive
    WD My Passport Ultra 3TB Portable USB 3.0 External Hard Drive

    Price: £99.93

    Not only is this a sleek, powerful hard drive that looks great, it comes with a 3 year guarantee.

    It does a brilliant job of storing all your games and apps.

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  • Seagate Expansion 5TB USB 3.0
    Seagate Expansion 5TB USB 3.0

    Price: £129.99

    If you consider yourself a hardcore gamer, this is the external hard drive for you.

    While it is big and bulky, it comes with a whopping 5TB of storage. You can download and play around 100 games on this bad boy.

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