How to upgrade your PS4 Hard Drive

Just a few days away! We are all eagerly awaiting your copies of the PS4 to arrive. Be prepared on release day by using this guide on how to replace your PS4 Hard Drive. If you have not read the PS4 Hard Drive Upgrade Guide or decided which hard drive to get for your PS4 then visit one of the guides.

Thanks to PCGames.de and Cheats.co we have some great pictures that give us a preview of what upgrading your PS4 Hard Drive will look like. I added instructions and steps to guide us.

From the pictures you can see that the hard drive in the PS4 was a HGST 500GB 5400RPM Sata II hard drive.  The HGST 1000GB 7200RPM is the hard drive that we recommended in our PS4 Hard Drive Upgrade Guide which will surely make it a smooth transition for your new hard drive.

Hard Drive Recommendations that will work with your new PS4

  • Hard Drive
  • Best Price
  • CapacityCapacity
  • Size “inches”Size “inches”
  • RPMRPM
  • Sata Sata
  • HDD/SSHD/SSDHDD/SSHD/SSD
  • PS4 CompatiblePS4 Compatible
  • MMMM
  • Model #Model #

  • HGST Travelstar 2.5-Inch


  • $89

    each

  • Capacity1TB
  • Size “inches”2.5
  • RPM7200RPM
  • Sata III
  • HDD/SSHD/SSDHDD
  • PS4 Compatibletestyes
  • MM9.5MM
  • Model #0S03563, 0J22423

  • HGST Travelstar 5K1500 1.5TB


  • $120

    each

  • Capacity1.5TB
  • Size “inches”2.5
  • RPM10 accounts under one domain5400RPM
  • Sata III
  • HDD/SSHD/SSDHDD
  • PS4 Compatibleyes
  • MM9.5MM
  • Model #0J28001

  • Seagate 1TB Hybrid


  • $109

    each

  • Capacity1TB
  • Size “inches”2.5
  • RPM7200RPM
  • Sata III
  • HDD/SSHD/SSDSSHD – Hybrid
  • PS4 Compatibleyes
  • MM9.5MM
  • Model #ST1000LM014

  • Samsung 840 EVO 250GB


  • $175

    each

  • Capacity250GB
  • Size “inches”2.5
  • RPMN/A
  • Sata III
  • HDD/SSHD/SSDSSD – Solid Slate Drive
  • PS4 CompatibleHight priority support!yes
  • MM7MM
  • Model #MZ-7TE250BW

  • Samsung 840 EVO 500GB


  • $340

    each

  • Capacity500GB
  • Size “inches”2.5
  • RPMN/A
  • Sata III
  • HDD/SSHD/SSDSSD – Solid Slate Drive
  • PS4 Compatibleyes
  • MM7MM
  • Model # MZ-7TE500BW

  • Samsung 840 EVO 1TB


  • $595

    each

  • Capacity1TB
  • Size “inches”2.5
  • RPMN/A
  • Sata III
  • HDD/SSHD/SSDSSD – Solid Slate Drive
  • PS4 Compatibleyes
  • MM7MM
  • Model #MZ-7TE1T0BW

                                                       

 What you will need

  1. Phillips Screw Driver

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  2. Hard Drive

Step 1

Remove the PS4 access panel to the hard drive.

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Step 2

Remove screw holding the hard drive in

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Step 3

Pull out hard drive holder

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Step 4

Unscrew four screws holding the hard drive in

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Step 5

Place new hard drive inside hard drive holder and screw hard drive back in.

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Step 6

Preview of the Power & Sata Cables that connect the hard drive.  Sata II and Sata III are the same slot

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Step 7

Place hard drive holder back in the PS4 while reconnecting cables at the same time

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Step 8

Screw back in the main hard drive holder and place the PS4 Access panel back on!

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Congratulations! You just replaced your PS4 Hard Drive

FAQ

  • SSD Drives mount the same way that other hard drives do. For the PC Gamers we know that SSD needs to be converted from 2.5inch to 3.5inch with a mounting bracket. Product Dimensions of the HGST 1TB 7200RPM – Product Dimensions: 2.7 x 3.9 x 0.4 inches ; 3.2 ounces Product Dimensions of a Samsung EVO SSD – Product Dimensions: 3.9 x 2.8 x 0.3 inches ; 1.9 ounces.

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    Wow awesome guide thanks for sharing! I bought the 1.5TB drive should last me a while until the 2TB one comes out

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