Sony added external hard drive (HDD) support to the PlayStation 4 recently, meaning that you can now easily increase the capacity of your console without needing to open it and replace its internal hard drive. The system supports drives of up to 8TB, but you do need to ensure that you plump up for a USB 3.0 one otherwise it won't work.

But what are the best external HDDs you can buy for the PS4? We've included a few of our picks below. If you've already got a drive and want to know how to attach an external HDD to your PS4, then follow the link.

The Best External Hard Drives for PS4

Here are some of the best external hard drives available right now that represent great functionality and value for money:

Toshiba Canvio Basics 1TB Portable External Hard Drive

Simple and straightforward, the Toshiba Canvio Basics 1TB Portable external hard drive is inconspicuous and well-priced. This rudimentary USB 3.0 drive doesn't require external power and boasts a great transfer rate. This model's also available in 2TB and 3TB guises.

Seagate Ultra Slim 2TB Portable External Hard Drive

Size matters, and when it comes to external HDDs, smaller is usually better. The transfer rate on this Seagate isn't great, but with its thickness under one centimetre, this is a super slim hard drive. This model can also be bought as a 1TB external HDD.

Seagate Expansion 4TB Portable External Hard Drive

A slightly jazzier external HDD with great capacity relative to the price. Like the Toshiba, this USB 3.0 drive doesn't require an external power source. It can also be purchased in 1TB, 2TB, and 3TB forms.

Western Digital 8TB My Book External Hard Drive

While this monster external HDD requires an external power source, it's packing a whopping 8TB storage space, which should solve all of your hard drive woes. This discreet model can also be purchased in 3TB, 4TB, and 6TB guises.


These are just a few of the best external hard drive recommendations we've found around the web. Do let us know if you have any other external hard drive suggestions in the comments section below.