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Do you like external HDD support?

I love it! 50 40.98%
 
I hate it! 1 0.82%
 
I don't need it! 27 22.13%
 
Options are good. 37 30.33%
 
Other: 7 5.74%
 
Total:122

I love external drives. I keep nothing on internal storage whether it's Xbox, Playstation or PC.

Why? Portability. I can take the drive and plug it into another console and access my entire collection without having to wait on lengthy installs, downloads or updates.

But I guess that is only a convenience for those who might own multiple consoles of the same type.



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Zoombael said:
d21lewis said:

???

What? I cant switch back and forth, PC to PS4 ... ? I dont know, tried to connect a 2tb WD HDD (USB3) and PS4 couldnt read it. Like i said too much work involved.

Did you try both ports?

I think I attached the same make and size as you and the top port couldn't be read. So I put it in the bottom one and it was good to go. 

Doesn't every console require new memory to be formatted? Seems like it'd be a huge hassle to move memory between a console and PC



No, i don't use an external HDD. For now i'm fine the 1TB HDD of the Pro but if i need some extra space i would prefer to change the internal one rather than use an external HDD.



Nope, I'm a noob and that 500GB is still plentiful with the 5 or so digital games I have on it.

Seriously I don't have the budget or time for enough games to fill up the internal HD, let along need expansion. I don't know how anyone does unless they only have one console.



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Nah, I prefer internal drives and 1tb is more than enough for me atm.

Don't like having an extra box, using an extra plug socket, having more wires around. And it makes things easier if I'm moving my console or taking it somewhere.



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QUAKECore89 said:
I'm using a 5TB external HDD, i love it, i'm finally able to get more giant complete edition PS4 games without annoying re-download or reinstall over again.

Can you install games on it if bought digitally? 



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StokedUp said:
QUAKECore89 said:
I'm using a 5TB external HDD, i love it, i'm finally able to get more giant complete edition PS4 games without annoying re-download or reinstall over again.

Can you install games on it if bought digitally? 

You absolutely can.



Srassy said:
StokedUp said:

Can you install games on it if bought digitally? 

You absolutely can.

Thx for that! I havnt bought one yet but i definitely will do when my bos4 becomes full, it will save the hassle of installing a new internal one.



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Originally I did not see point with usb2, but usb3 made it really feasible. I have 4GB, and it is a nice storage to keep games that I have finished already. I normally keep it off, and start it only if I wanna play a game which is installed on it. 



StokedUp said:
QUAKECore89 said:
I'm using a 5TB external HDD, i love it, i'm finally able to get more giant complete edition PS4 games without annoying re-download or reinstall over again.

Can you install games on it if bought digitally? 

Digitally on an external HDD, yes, you can. But remember maximum capacity is 8TB if I mistaken.



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