Posted 31st Mar 2017
I have just ran out of space on my PS4 could i use a 2.0 usb external hard drive to run my PS4 games.
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    You want a USB 3.0 +
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    AStonedRaichu

    You want a USB 3.0 +


    I have a 2.0 drive just wanted to know if that would work.
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    Anonymous User
    Nope, as stated it has to be USB 3.0 (and a minimum of 250GB)
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    Has anyone tried a usb 2.0 drive to see if it works.
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    You can get it to work but read and write speeds too slow unfortunately
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    AStonedRaichu

    You can get it to work but read and write speeds too slow unfortunately


    Have you tried it
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    Sorry people aren't giving you the answer you wanted. Would it help if we lied, and said a USB 2.0 would work perfectly?

    Sony say use a 3.0, so you should use a 3.0
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    A 250gb drive won't work, you'll need a minimum 320gb one as it needs 250gb this is due to the way devices report capacity being different to the way we commonly understand it.
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    If you have the hdd give it a go and report back?
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    I've tried, too slow unfortunately..
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    Anonymous User
    I've also tried, doesn't work, 3.0 requirement is indeed just that.
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    WD store have some decent refurb drives you can pick up a 2tb to 4tb USB3 one for between £50 and £80

    I have a 4TB and it's perfect.
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    Thanks
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    I bought one from the cex website and didn't realise until after I ordered that it was USB 2.0 and it works just fine. There's always the chance that I got sent a USB 3.0 by accident but worth trying your 2.0 anyway
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    Anonymous User
    yes
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    Are these portable drives or desktop your using as i have the same issue now need more space
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    Hi folks ive just got a ps4 heres a question ive got a 750gb hard drive 2.0usb full of movie files tv shows all i want to know will the ps4 be able to read and play a movie ok i know u should use 3.0 for it but im not a big gamer and wont b downloading alot of games to my 500gb internal thanks for any help on this
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