I powered it into safe mode and went along with the process and forget what exactly it said but it needed to retry again and then it installed correctly, no freezes though.
Does anyone know where we would go to redownload all of our stuff after installing a new drive? I wasn't sure about getting one until I saw one on sale yesterday so I had already downloaded some add on stuff for AC4 and Battlefield. I see the dl list in the notifications menu but will that list come back after adding my psn account to a new drive? That's really the only place I see a dl list of stuff anywhere.
I wonder is the USA 800mb file is the same one we'd need on the UK for.next week?
Exactly the same one, firmware is universal worldwide... a recent 1.51 update was released yesterday which now makes the file around 900mb, fixes all the bugs US PS4 owners have experienced and pretty much makes the UK/EUR/AUS/NZ launch as smooth as can be... I'd recommend downloading the large file if you plan on doing a HDD upgrade on day one like I do.
Vudumonkey--how is that Seagate Hybrid Drive working for you now?...have you noticed if you've gained any speed or anything from upgrading to the hybrid drive?
very interested to know as this is the same drive I was looking at upgrading to in the coming month or so.
Can you use a external USB HDD to install firmware? Shouldn't be any difference to a USB stick should there except size?
Or do you have to use a USB stick?
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First thing I did too, was to change the HDD to a 1TB hybrid. The stock 500gb HDD is practically unused. :)
Benchmarks online were enough to convince me to go for the SSHD.
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Quick note to all those about to change, make sure you ahve the recovery FW (the ~800MB one) in a FAT32 USB no more than 2gb (to be safe).
My PS4 wouldn't recognise my 16gb or 3.7gb ones. Had to reformat/partition one of them to be less than 2gb.
Went to download the firmware to upgrade my hard drive but when I click the link to download it I just get a white page full of jibberish. Hopefully it will get fixed because it would be nice to get my new hdd in the PS4.
Found out I couldn't use Safari to download the firmware...I had to use my laptop which had firefox.
Side note....installed the Seagate 1tb hybrid drive into my ps4.....thinking it would mildly cut loading times....and when loading games and levels i thought man this doesn't seem any faster....sure i knew it would only maybe be 10-30 secs faster....then tested against my brothers and my ps4 loads 4 secs slower than the stock one...so I'm not too sure about the hybrid drives helping any....luckily i got it for $80 but it was kinda disappointing.
Toshiba announced 3TB 2.5 drives internals. Was wondering if its compatible with the PS4? Supposedly would need to download a firmware to enable to read those new drives.