PS4 tech help

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So, I've mentioned that my PS4 has given me some trouble lately and I've had to go back to factory settings twice in the past few months. I really don't want to buy a new PS4 when I'm eventually going to get a PS5, and I really don't want to spend the money (or even be able to find one) on a new PS5 right now.

My question, the next time it might happen, can I just get a new hard drive for a PS4 and replace that and have it almost like new? The issue, typically, is it doesn't recognize my system storage, so it won't load the home screen. Can I just replace my hard drive and have it work? Re-download from my cloud and be set? Anyone?

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@bhall09 said in PS4 tech help:

PS4 has given me some trouble lately and I've had to go back to factory settings twice in the past few months. I really don't want to buy a new PS4 when I'm eventually going to get a PS5, and I really don't want to spend the money (or even be able to find one) on a new PS5 right now.

I think you can, yes.

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My ps4 was acting really bad lately where I had to keep initializing it but it didn’t work so I swapped the hard drive and works fine

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Yes you can. Just get a HDD that is compatible with the PS4. They take 2.5in drives not the big 3.5in that most PC's have. They are also 5400RPM not the faster 7200 RPM. Now I dont know if it has to be 5400RPM to work, but to be safe I would just get those. Just google what drives are compatible.

Now as far as fixing your problems? Only if it is a HDD problem obviously. If it is something else than this will do nothing. But mechanical HDD like the PS4 has are prone to failures. That is why SSD's have been the norm in other devices for so long. faster and non mechanical.

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@ChuckCLC said in PS4 tech help:

Yes you can. Just get a HDD that is compatible with the PS4. They take 2.5in drives not the big 3.5in that most PC's have. They are also 5400RPM not the faster 7200 RPM. Now I dont know if it has to be 5400RPM to work, but to be safe I would just get those. Just google what drives are compatible.

Now as far as fixing your problems? Only if it is a HDD problem obviously. If it is something else than this will do nothing. But mechanical HDD like the PS4 has are prone to failures. That is why SSD's have been the norm in other devices for so long. faster and non mechanical.

Thanks for the tips. If I'm having problems with the "system storage" that would be the HDD, right? What other problems might arise that you're talking about so I can rule them out?

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When you say you’re having problems with the system storage, what are the problems you’re facing? do you get error codes?

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@ChuckCLC said in PS4 tech help:

Yes you can. Just get a HDD that is compatible with the PS4. They take 2.5in drives not the big 3.5in that most PC's have. They are also 5400RPM not the faster 7200 RPM. Now I dont know if it has to be 5400RPM to work, but to be safe I would just get those. Just google what drives are compatible.

Now as far as fixing your problems? Only if it is a HDD problem obviously. If it is something else than this will do nothing. But mechanical HDD like the PS4 has are prone to failures. That is why SSD's have been the norm in other devices for so long. faster and non mechanical.

Great post, I’d like to add that the 2.5in drive must be 9mm high (some are more). I’d recommend a seagate firecuda 2TB smart drive as it will load your most frequently played game(s) quicker.