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It’s no secret that video games get bigger and if you’re a gamer you might find your PlayStation 4’s internal hard drive space dwindling. Fortunately, the PS4 can handle the external hard drive when you need a little extra space. Whether you are trying to play Ghost of Tsushima, The Last of Us Part IIor another favorite, we have a collection of great drives that you can add to your setup. Here are the best external hard drives for PS4.
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Seagate portable external hard drive
If you just want a great external hard drive for your PS4, then this Seagate portable drive is the perfect solution. Delivered in a variety of sizes from 1TB to 5TB, it has plenty of additional storage space for your favorite games. The compact Seagate Portable drive is also perfect for pocket when going to a friend’s house and weighs only 6.72 ounces. Designed with USB 3.0 technology, the drive can reach speeds of up to 120 MB / s, reducing your waiting times for video games to load. Seagate also offers a year-long rescue service, which means the company will be involved to help get your data back if the drive fails during the first year.
Western Digital Elements Portable external hard drive
Western Digital is an introductory company in the world of computer storage, which has helped many data centers around the world secure their data. The Elements portable external hard drive is a great choice for PS4, offering anywhere from 1TB to 5GB of storage, so you can keep playing without deleting files. Another small and light drive, this unit weighs only 4.66 ounces and offers high-speed USB 3.0 transfer. Western Digital is so confident in its product line that it includes a two-year warranty with your purchase.
Western Digital Black P10 external game drive
As Sonic fans know, sometimes you just “have to go fast” and that’s exactly what Western Digital has done with its WD_Black lineup. The black P10 external game drive can be offered in three sizes, 2TB, 4TB and 5TB, giving you plenty of storage for your games and multimedia. Based on an average game size of 36GB, Western Digital notes that you can hold up to 125 games on a 5TB variant. The Black P10 not only has an extremely attractive industrial exterior design, but its inside is also specially designed for gaming with an emphasis on quality and reliability.
Avolusion HDDGear 3TB external hard drive
If you’re looking for an external hard drive that matches the look and feel of your PS4, you may want to take a look at the Avolusion HDDGear External Hard Drive. With a single size, 3TB, this drive delivers fast read-write performance thanks to 7200 RPM operating. What we particularly like about this device is the forward USB 3.0 port included on the front, so you don’t lose the USB port after plugging in the drive. Despite being a relatively little-known brand, Avolusion is doing well in the gaming space and even includes a two-year warranty when it comes to purchasing its drive.
Silicon Power’s rugged external game drive
Silicon Power is a brand that has penetrated the computer storage market and impressed consumers from the very beginning. The Rugged gaming drive is no different, offering 1TB to 5TB of storage in a thin, military-grade waterproof and shock-resistant case. Designed with USB 3.2, this hard drive won’t keep you waiting for games to load or buffering movies – you can get your hands on the action. The rubber band included on the drive can also be used to store the cable during transportation, which we found to be a good highlight if you need to move between consoles.
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