How to properly format an Extend HDD to put games and PKGs files?

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  1. Bros.Life
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    Hi Guys,

    I am not sure how to format my new Seagate (STEA1000400) 1TB. I want to put my PKGs backups and install games using it as extend storage.
    My questions is: Is possible to do that?

    In case yes, do I have to format using "Format as Extended Storage" option in PS4's system or format using "exFAT" in windows system?

    Thanks.
     
  2. efxonly123

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    You can format via the ps4 using "Format as Extended Storage", but you will only be able to access the external drive on the PS4 since it will no longer be visible to Windows. So if you want to add additional PKG backups onto that drive, you will have to use another usb-enabled drive or ftp the pkg into the ps4. If the drive is external with a case and usb 3.0 slot, you can format it using exFAT and then play the PKG backups off that drive while attached to the ps4.
     
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  3. Hayato213

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    You can't put stuff directly on to an extended format PS4 HDD, you probably got it mixed up with external HDD. External HDD with App2USB allows you to move package onto the HDD and install onto the system.
     
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  4. Bros.Life
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    So my only option is App2USB since I want to put more stuff directly. My only problem is that App2USB move all games from PS4 Storage to the external HDD. I would like to chose the games that I want.
     
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    You can choose which games you want to move to the external HDD. You can have some on the ps4 drive, while keeping some on the external HDD.
     
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    You would get a lot of empty folder when you run app2usb but you can ignore that, the app only move what is under "Example ignore or move usage" in the App2usb config file. you need to list the CUSA# of games you want to move.
     
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  7. DivineZeus

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    I think you should use HEN 1.7, so you can directly install games from exFAT usb device to PS4 extended storage. App2USB is useless now. :)
     
  8. Bros.Life
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    I know about that. But my largest USB flash drive is 32GB. I won't be able to install some games.
     
  9. efxonly123

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    I disagree with App2USB being useless now. I have an 8tb HDD that I move PKGs easily and quickly from the pc to the ps4, without having the HDD being limited to access only via the ps4. But if there's an easier way, please share it. Thanks.
     
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  10. Hayato213

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    Using extended format requires you to have extra storage on hand and extra slot of usb port as oppose to app2usb require only one port and allow you to use it with PC.
     
  11. Enigma Hall

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    I'm waiting for a ps3 friwnsly option. But not sure if it will even happen. I like to acess the hdd from ps too plus will be good to homebrew stuff in the future.
    Not recomend ps4 extended format at all. Imagine all the work you will have when a new option comes?
     
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