Clone PS4 External drive

Discussion in 'PS4 - Games & Content' started by Sergi8, Jul 21, 2019.

  1. Sergi8
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    Sergi8 Advanced Member

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    Hello,
    I have a 4TB External HDD and I want to clone it to another 4TB External.
    I've tried tools such as EaseUS Partition Master, but it didn't recognize the drive (well, it isn't recognized by any tool, I just thought that cloning bit to bit wouldn't need it (?))
    Does anyone know if this is possible to do?

    Thanks in advance
     
  2. Uiaad

    Uiaad GBATemp's resident guinea pig

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    Since the PS4 uses a propriety file system (eg not FAT32, EXFAT NTFS, ect ) you will need use something like Clonezilla that can copy sector by sector . This may or may not work depemding on why you want to do this in the first place.
     
  3. Sergi8
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    Sergi8 Advanced Member

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    I'll try this, but I just realized that one drive is 2TB and the 4TB is filled up to 1,3 TB. (The one who actually needs to be cloned)
    Is there any chance of doing this or should I just give up?
     
  4. tech3475

    tech3475 GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

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    I doubt it will work.

    Easiest option may be to just copy anything important to the internal drive and start from scratch.

    Another possibility may be to upgrade the internal storage of the PS4 if the 2TB can be removed, backing up the internal drive to a different hdd first and restoring it to the 2tb.
     
  5. Sergi8
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    Sergi8 Advanced Member

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    They are both external drives, the point is i cannot copy games from one HDD to another, but just move them (from the PS4's OS)
     
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