No support for external hard drives in the Sony PlayStation 4 (PS4)

In a disappointing update, it has been confirmed that the upcoming PlayStation 4 will not support the use of any kind of external storage device to store downloaded games or any other data like saved games, etc. This has been confirmed by Sony itself in a post on the official PlayStation blog.

However, users will be able to remove the console’s stock 500 GB hard drive, which is a 5400 RPM SATA 2 model and replace it with their own hard drives. There are certain standards that the hard drive you replace the stock with has to maintain. The hard drive should be larger than 160 GB and not more than 9.55 in thickness.

It was even confirmed by Sony Worldwide Studios president, Shuhei Yoshida, in a tweet in August that the content downloaded on the PS4 could not be saved on any external storage device. Sony is yet to comment on the question that how this development will affect transfer of data between two PlayStation 4 consoles.

One of the other update stated that you could connect your PS4 to any standard-definition Television too, and not alone HD televisions. However, this would drastically affect the graphics and visualizations of the games.

The PS4 does not support client functionality for media servers either, which means you can no longer stream your PC data to the PS4.

You will be able to log into your SEN account on any PS4 console that is connected to the internet and access your PS4’s digital content, friend list and trophies. You will be limited to a single login outside your primary console. As soon as you log out, your content would be no longer available.