How to upgrade the PS4 with a SSD – HyperX

This guide will walk you through replacing the hard drive in your PS4. Here’s what you’ll need. If you want to back up all your game, app, and saved data you’ll also need an external hard drive. If you want to move all of your important info to the new SSD you need to start here. Connect your external hard drive to the PS4, make sure it’s large enough to copy all your data. Then power on your system, go to Settings > System > Back Up and Restore. Select “Back Up PS4”. Then press “X” to add a check mark for saving Applications. Your PS4 will restart and copy all your data. This process might take a few hours depending on how many game saves and other large files you have. Make sure the PS4 it powered down and unplugged. When the power indicator is off, the system is completely off. If the power indicator is lit up in orange, the system is in standby mode. Slide the hard drive bay cover out to remove it.

Remove the screw holding the hard drive tray and slide it out. Now you’ll remove the 4 screws holding the hard drive to the mounting bracket. Once that’s done, place your SSD in the mounting bracket and tighten the 4 screws. For easier installation you can attach a spacer. Attach the SSD to the system by replacing the screw and slide the cover back on. After the hard dive has been replaced, the system software must be reinstalled. Using a computer, go to the link found in the description below to download the latest system software. Your USB will need at least 1GB of free space to download the file. On your USB drive create a folder named “PS4”. Inside that folder, create another folder named “UPDATE”. Save the file into your new folder with the file name “PS4UPDATE.PUP”. Now go back to your PS4 and make sure it’s powered off. Insert the USB into your PS4, then press and hold the power button for 7 seconds. Select Initialize PS4, Reinstall System Software, and follow the onscreen instructions.

Connect the external hard drive with your saved data. Then go to System > Back Up and Restore, then select Restore PS4 and select your backup file. If you want to learn how to replace a hard drive in a different system please let us know which one in the comments below. Thanks for watching!

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