This guide will walk you through replacing the hard drive in your PS4 with a faster SSD, allowing for faster loading times. In order to replace the drive you’ll need the following tools:
• An SSD
• Small Screwdriver
• USB Flash Drive to install the OS from
• External hard drive for backup of existing game data (optional)
• A USB SATA enclosure for the hard drive, included with HyperX SSD bundle kits (optional)
1. If this is not a brand new PS4 and you have saved games on it that you want to keep, back up your data first. You will need an external hard drive that’s big enough to hold all of your data. You can connect it using the USB SATA enclosure included with HyperX SSD bundle kits.
2. Slide open your case, unscrew the hard drive and replace it with the HyperX SSD.
3. On a computer go to #newinstallation and download the PS4 system software under the “Perform a new installation of the system software” heading.
4. Copy the installer PS4UPDATE.PUP to a USB drive. Place it in a folder titled UPDATE which is in a folder called PS4 (PS4\UPDATE\PS4UPDATE.PUP)
5. Eject the USB drive, connect it to your PS4, and install it to the new SSD.
6. Restore all your old games and files from the hard drive in the external enclosure you back up the data to in step 1.