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Sony is finally adding external hard drive support to the PlayStation 4

It’s never too late to add a much-requested feature

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Downloading a game for your PlayStation 4 can be a lengthy process, and the size of the files can be prohibitive. Even games purchased on disc require extensive space to be installed. The upcoming Fallout 4 update for the PlayStation 4 Pro requires an extra 58 GB of hard drive space. Something has to give, and something has: Sony has finally announced support for external hard drives is coming to the system.

“It’s easy to upgrade the HDD that came with your PS4, but if you’re still looking for more storage space on the console, we’ve got you covered,” the PlayStation Blog post states. “With this update, you have the option to store content to an external HDD. Just plug a USB 3.0 HDD into your PS4, and voilà, you now have more space on the console.”

The update supports USB 3.0 hard drives up to 8 TB in size, and you will be given the option to install and download games directly to the external hard drive. “Also, all the applications saved in the external HDD will appear in the Content Launcher of the Home Screen so it’s easy to keep track of what apps you launched recently,” the blog post explains.

The latest update is available now for anyone in the beta program, and includes support for custom backgrounds and 3D Blu-rays viewed through the PlayStation VR. “There are more features included in 4.50, so make sure to keep an eye out for additional info, including launch timing, in the weeks to come,” the post says.

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