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PS4 Copying Update File: How To Make Updates Go Faster On PS4

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Is your PS4 copying slow? Have you ever wondered why the PS4 is copying update, and how to make updates go faster on ps4? In this guide, we’ll tell you what PS4 Copying Update File means, and what you can do to solve the problem.

One of the queries that players have is that copying the file sometimes takes longer than downloading the actual file itself. If this is happening to you, this is why it sometimes takes longer than the actual download itself.

How To Make Updates Go Faster On PS4

When you download a PS4 game, the file downloads to a specific folder. It then copies across all of the data to the games folder. It can be explained as follows: Files can become corrupted for a number of reasons during the download process. If this file gets written to the full game file you’d have to then download the full game file again and the patch. This way if the file becomes corrupted you just download the patch again.

The larger the original download, the longer it will take for the PS4 copying update file to complete. There’s only one way you can make it faster. You can upgrade your internal drive to a much fast drive, but that’s tricky without the right knowledge and voids your warranty. This is how to make ps4 download faster.

Though many have tried these tips for improving PS4 download speeds, it’s not going to fix the issue with the slow PS4 update file copying over. Unfortunately, you’ll just have to be patient.

It’ll be interesting if when the next-generation of consoles arrive, whether Sony will employ a similar update copying mechanism for PS5 or not. However, given that the PS5 is set to use a super-fast SSD storage solution instead of the regular hard drive seen in PS4 and PS4 Pro, we think that the copying speeds will be much, much faster than they are right now.

  • Eternal2

    What kind of article is this? 3 paragraphs just to tell us to suck it up and wait? What a useless article, glad my adblocker’s on, you don’t deserve a dime.

  • Flounder

    This article is hilariously stupid. Upgrading the internal PS4 drive is not “tricky”, nor does it require “special knowledge”. I mean, unless you consider knowing how to read the manual to be “special knowledge”. No, upgrading your internal HDD in the PS4 does not void your warranty. The console is designed to allow for this option for consumers. You’d think a PlayStation site would know this. Sony even explains how to replace the drive on their own support site, as well as in the product’s manual. lol

  • Hermione Granger

    all this new article did was to tell us we had to suck it up and wait for ps5, is it slow news day today, lmao!

  • Mark Crummett

    Click bait article with no real info and in correct info i.e. it doesnt void your warranty swapping harddrives. Will skip this site in future.