While it's still very convenient to pick up PS4 games on a Blu-ray disc, if you are anything like us you'll have been tempted by the multitude of downloadable goodies which go on sale from time to time on the PlayStation Store. Factor in an enormous PS Plus backlog, and before long you'll have chewed through all the internal storage on your PS4 and you'll have no option but to delete some of your bigger games and clean away that DLC.
Of course, it is possible to upgrade on the internal PS4 HDD with another 2.5" internal hard drive. But this can be time consuming and, if we're honest, a little intimidating for those of you who don't like fiddling with expensive electronics. Fortunately, with all of the recent firmware updates, Sony has made the option of plugging in a USB 3.0 compatible external hard drive easier than ever. So avoid invalidating your warranty and just plug in an external HDD, that's our recommendation.
So which is the best PS4 external hard drive upgrade option for you? A lot of this will depend on your budget, we've put together some of our favourite options with varying sizes of storage (and therefore price!) for you below. Of course there is always the option of using a SSD (solid state drive) which offer faster loading times, but these are significantly more expensive. Check out the best PS4 external SSD drives through the link.
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Best PS4 External Hard Drive Upgrades 2019
Best PS4 External Hard Drive Upgrades in the US and Canada
Below you'll find a list of the best PS4 external HDD upgrades if you're living in the US and Canada regions. You really can't go wrong with any of these options, but take into account storage space and even aesthetics before pulling the trigger. It's also worth noting whether the hard drive you pick requires an independent power source, as some can simply run off the power transmitted by your PlayStation 4's USB port.
Best PS4 External Hard Drive Upgrades in the UK and Europe
For those of you in the UK and Europe, you'll find a list of the best PS4 external hard drive options below. As with the US, remember to pay attention to the size of the HDD, as obviously more space will allow you to store more games. Aesthetics are also important if you want your hard drive to look discreet in your media centre.
Whichever external hard drive option you pick, you're going to be increasing the storage of your beloved PS4. Which external HDD do you use on your PS4? Let us know what your preferred hard drive in the comments section below.