It wasn’t possible to use an external hard drive with the PlayStation 4 initially. Sony released a software update for its console in March this year which finally enabled users to attach an external hard drive of up to 8TB with their console. Seagate has now launched its first hard drive for the PlayStation 4. It will add 2TB of external storage to the console.
Seagate has announced its new PlayStation 4 hard drive merely days after it announced a similar product for the Xbox One. However, the external storage solution for the Xbox One adds 8TB of storage as opposed to the 2TB that Seagate is offering for the PS4.
You can be sure that this is the first of many external storage solutions that Seagate is going to release for the PlayStation 4 in the years to come. We can expect to see models with greater storage capacities as the customers will certainly demand it. Even 2TB of storage doesn’t go very far when you consider that games alone weigh as much as 60GB.
The PS4 Game Drive from Seagate can be connected to the console using the USB 3.0 port. Users will be able to install and play games off of it as long as it’s connected to the console. Seagate is going to start selling it later this month for $80. It works with both the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 4 Pro.