The best external hard drive for PS4: the best SSDs for the console

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Picking up the best external hard drive for PS4 allows you to quickly and easily expand the storage space of your console. Simply plug an external hard drive into Sony's PlayStation 4 and you can give yourself extra space to store games, and other media too. You can also use it to store videos and images you capture while playing on the console – something that can all too quickly fill up the PS4's built-in storage.

While you could choose to open up the PS4 and upgrade the internal hard drive, it's a lot easier to simply plug in an external hard drive. For the best performance, we'd generally recommend going for one that uses an SSD (Solid State Drive), since these offer increased speeds, allowing you to move files to drive quickly. They'll also give you faster loading times if you install a game on the drive.

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Matt Hanson

Matt has been a technology journalist for over 15 years, writing for publications such as T3, MacFormat and Creative Bloq. He's a managing editor of TechRadar, Creative Bloq's sister site, where he can be found writing about and reviewing laptops, computers, monitors and more. He often writes for Creative Bloq, helping creatives find their perfect laptop or PC.