Well it’s about time!
More than three years after launch, Sony is finally adding a feature that should have been included with the PlayStation 4 from the start: external hard drive support.
As detailed in a list of features included with the 4.50 firmware update, Sony has confirmed that PS4 owners will now be able to plug in external drives with up to 8TB of storage space (using USB 3.0) into their consoles to expand system storage. Additional features include custom wallpapers, a Quick Menu overhaul, and simplified notifications. For a more detailed breakdown of these features, you can read Sony’s update over on the PlayStation Blog.
The only downside right now is that since the 4.50 is only going into beta today, it’s currently unclear when the update will drop for all users, but this is still great news all the same. Speaking from personal experience, I find myself constantly having to delete games on my PS4, so it will be nice to finally be able to hook up an external drive rather than fiddle with internal drives, which up to now has been the only option available.
(Source: PlayStation Blog)