I want to backup my data?

Feb 14, 2020
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I have a PS4 slim and just bought a 2tb seagate external drive to do a backup incase anything happens to my ps4 i can still have aaa my data.. do I have to format the drive on my pc first before using in my ps4? and is it ok to do this with a game disc inside? i tried formatting yesterday and it took about 40 minutes to download my data I got an error saying it couldn't backup (CE-30005-8) how do I fix this?
 

TidalPhoenix

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It needs to be formatted as FAT32 or ExFAT. Then you just plug it into the USB port and go into Systems -> Backup and Restore -> Back Up PS4 (and then choose exactly what it is you want to back up, or the full disk)
 

TidalPhoenix

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Yes, format from the PC. I don't know if you can back up with a disc inserted, but I can't see why not. But if that doesn't work why don't you just remove the disc?