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PS4 finally gets external HDD support

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  • Mar 13th, 2017 11:37 am
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Yes for digital games, if you activate one of the consoles as "Primary PS4" then any of the other accounts on the same system can play the digital version of Street Fighter V.
If you play on the "non-primary" PS4 then only the account that bought the digital game can play it and that account has to be signed in online to PSN.

For games on disc, anyone can use it of course.
mikka2017 wrote:
Mar 9th, 2017 10:30 am
say u have TWO psn IDs... ID1 buys one game street fighter...can ID2 still play street fighter as well? or only the ID that buys the game can play it on the same ps4
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Jan 12, 2017
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i cannot format the 3TB seagate external powerd HD..i formatted it in win10 as exFAT...works with win10 laptop..i hook it up to ps4..it dtects it as 3TB exFAT but if i try to format it as extended storage it get this error all the time....is it the ps4 or my HD?

on the ps4 i do this:
Head to Settings > Devices > USB Storage Devices and select your external hard drive.
Select Format as Extended Storage and tap X.
CE-30005-8 PS4 Error Code

i tried another HD..an older 1TB seagate and that works fine...format exFat in win10 ,then format in ps4..works fine...takes like 60secs to transfer 6gb..i did TWO demo games
Last edited by mikka2017 on Mar 10th, 2017 8:08 am, edited 1 time in total.
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XFactor11 wrote:
Mar 9th, 2017 4:45 pm
Yes for digital games, if you activate one of the consoles as "Primary PS4" then any of the other accounts on the same system can play the digital version of Street Fighter V.
If you play on the "non-primary" PS4 then only the account that bought the digital game can play it and that account has to be signed in online to PSN.

For games on disc, anyone can use it of course.
how do i activate my ps4 as the primary
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It is in the Settings under Playstation Network/Account/Management.
Could have googled the answer quickly.

The first time you set up any profile on the PS4 it asks you if you want to activate the system as the Primary one for that account anyway.
mikka2017 wrote:
Mar 10th, 2017 8:09 am
how do i activate my ps4 as the primary
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Jul 17, 2008
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I'm looking for a 2TB external drive for my PS4. Anyone have any suggestions?
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zeze wrote:
Mar 11th, 2017 11:28 pm
I'm looking for a 2TB external drive for my PS4. Anyone have any suggestions?
ya get any 7200rpm one...preferably a 2.5inch one so u don't need power adapter plug
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