How to convert the external disk into default storage on PlayStation 4

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How to transfer the external disk into default storage on PlayStation 4

The game sizes on the PlayStation 4, Xbox One and even the PC have reached very high levels, so the average has become 40 gigabytes per game.

These sizes give us several options when trying to buy new games and download them from the PlayStation store to the disc.

  • Delete old games and free up space for new games.
  • Increase disk capacity by purchasing another disk.
  • Buy the game as a disc and not digitally.
  • Do not buy the game.

For the last two choices, they certainly are not a thought, because you have already decided to buy the game digitally, and certainly the option to drop out of the purchase does not exist.

who of us will still play the same games throughout his life!

If you buy the games digitally for your PlayStation 4 , you will be able to re-download them at any time, but its loss in the time you have lost downloading of the game, which you may need to re-download them.

Read alsoWhich is better, to buy a Physical CD Game or to buy it Digitally?

The best solution -which is a long-term solution- although it may represent for some people a financial loss that you will buy a new hard drive to increase the capacity of the hard drive.

I will assume in this article that you have already purchased an external hard drive for your PlayStation 4 and connected it to it, and we will now begin to explain how to make this disk a default storage unit, to become the place where the games are loaded directly without having to transfer files to and from one disk to the other.

Using the external HDD as default in PlayStation 4

Once you connect the disc to the device, you’ll see a notification telling you that a new external disk is discovered.

Click on this notification to get started.

How to transfer the external disk into default storage on PlayStation 4You can also access the disk settings without having to click on the notification by accessing Settings, then Devices and then USB Storage Devices followed by the disk name.

A message will appear telling you that you can install applications and games on this disk, but saving files and screenshots from inside the games will be on the internal disk of the device, click the Next button at the bottom of the screen.

How to transfer the external disk into default storage on PlayStation 4You will then see information about the disc, its name, manufacturer, and disk space. Check this information and then click “Format as Extended Storage” to begin the configuration process.

How to transfer the external disk into default storage on PlayStation 4You will see a warning that all data and files on the disc will be deleted, click Format if you are sure what to do.

How to transfer the external disk into default storage on PlayStation 4You’ll see another confirmation message for the configuration process, the company does not want to be blamed if you lose your private data.

How to transfer the external disk into default storage on PlayStation 4Click Yes.

The process will not take a long time in normal, but it depends on the disk’s capacity, whether it has data and files or not and of course its type and speed of reading it.

Once finished, you will receive a message telling you that the disc is now ready to be the default disk for saving applications and games.

How to transfer the external disk into default storage on PlayStation 4Convert the disk into a default storage location.

If you have decided to make your disk a default disk, you can easily do this by accessing Settings and then selecting Storage.

How to transfer the external disk into default storage on PlayStation 4You will then see the two disks on the device, and the new under the name External Storage.

How to transfer the external disk into default storage on PlayStation 4Point to the second and press the Options button through the joystick to open the side menu.

How to transfer the external disk into default storage on PlayStation 4


In this way, you can use the external disk as virtual storage for your device to overcome the storage crisis available in the device if you have decided to buy games digitally and not in the form of CDs after reading the article referred to earlier. Join us in the Comments section of your experience and do not forget to follow us – Samma3a- so you can read the second part of the article that increases the capacity for the Xbox One.

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