External harddrive support coming to PS4 in the future

Sony has announced that the PS4 will get a much needed and much requested feature: external harddrive support.

Support for external harddrives will be added in the forthcoming 4.5 update.

Players will be able to install games on external harddrives and run them straight from there, using USB 3.0. Up to 8 TB harddrives are supported.

This is great news for those who are running out of space on their PS4, but aren’t too keen on deleting games or replacing the internal drive.

But that’s not the only feature coming with 4.5. Those who have PlayStation VR will be glad to know that 3D Blu-ray support will be added to VR.

And PS4 Pro owners aren’t left behind either: a new “boost mode” is mentioned, which will boost the clock speed of the CPU and/or GPU in order to provide more power during certain moments.

PS4 update 4.5 should be released towards the end of this month.

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  • michaelknight31

    Dam 3d blu-ray movies in vr good shit

  • irish33

    About time over 3 years in.

    • I_LIKE_IT

      Agreed!

      External hard drive support only added now!

      VERY lazy of you Sony!

      • djape

        its still probably 5-6months away I recon

        • Daniel Gonzalez

          Beta’s have only lasted a month before they were released to everyone. So no, 5-6 months is quite an exaggeration. Calm down.

          • djape

            yeah I found that out 6minutes after posing this and though… ummmm shit lol

          • Daniel Gonzalez

            No worries. It happens. Lol.

      • Brick

        They probably have a list of things they can flip the switch on to spark interest again

  • Gotcha47

    Will be a nice update

  • James Robert Marot

    Finally something we all definitely need

  • Avin B.

    The Xbox one already supported this feature, but better late then never.

    • Daniel Gonzalez

      It will at least calm the people who wanted it so badly, down.

      • Avin B.

        Yes indeed 0/

    • freddy_uk

      yeah but XB1 still hasnt got changeable internal HHD/ SSD ๐Ÿ˜‰

      • Avin B.

        True, let’s wait until the super bead up version comes along in late 2017

  • Fingloi Delos reyes

    #SaveTheEarthSpace #SaveTheDiskSpace

  • I_LIKE_IT

    Just tried the update and is a very good one!

    Boost mode for smoother frame rate.

    In game screen shots can be used for custom wallpaper on your home screen.

    And yeah the external USB worked a treat.

    Very good update this time round Sony!

    • k2lu

      It’s available already?

      • I_LIKE_IT

        Only Beta version at the moment.

        You can sign up for future Beta’s on Sony’s website.

        It’s pot luck if they pick you though. I keep signing up every month and see what happens.

        You get an email from Sony containing a code which you enter in your PS4 which activate the Beta firmware download to try out.

        It’s only for a few weeks before everyone else gets access to it.

        • k2lu

          I see. But does beta phase means possibly more bugs? If so might it not be better to just wait for the official release?

          • I_LIKE_IT

            Yeah there’s always a chance I guess.

  • Colleen Frank

    That will be nice!! I say way to go,nvm with bad mouthing them,๐Ÿ˜‰Sony is doing great!!