How to Store Games and More with an External SSD

Need more space for all those game files? Learn how to store your PS4 and Xbox games onto an external SSD.

If you're just using your Xbox One or PS4's onboard storage to hold your game data, then you've likely found yourself in a situation where you've got to uninstall various games or software in order to make room for new content. Games these days require huge amounts of space as new patches, DLC, and free games can quickly chew through your storage space, especially if your library is mostly filled with digital titles. Purchasing an SSD for your console doesn't just give you a lot more storage space, it also helps speed through those pesky loading screens. Fortunately, upgrading your Xbox One and PS4 storage space is incredibly easy thanks to HyperX's SAVAGE EXO SSD. Be sure to read the article below to learn how you can store games and more with an external SSD.

Installation steps for PS4

The first thing you need to do is ensure that your PS4 has the latest updates. Sony added external drive support back when its 4.50 firmware went live, so make sure you take the time to download the latest updates beforehand. Once done, simply connect your SAVAGE EXO SSD to one of the two USB ports on the front of the PS4 system. When you've connected the external drive, you'll want to go to Settings, Devices, USB Storage Devices, then select Format as Extended Storage. This will allow your external SSD to become the new default destination for all your games. Any new game or software you install will now be located on your external hard drive. Simple!

Installation steps for Xbox One

Unlike the PS4, the Xbox One can support up to two drives at a time, allowing you to store lots of games without the constant need to switch out a single external SSD. Xbox One has also supported external drives since launch, so simply plug in the SAVAGE EXO SSD into either the front or side USB ports. Once plugged in, you'll be greeted with a pop up that states the drive has been detected by the system. Simply click on "Format storage device" and give your SSD a name, click Install, then hit Format storage device. If you've followed these instructions, your SAVAGE EXO SSD should be ready to store all your games and media.

About the HyperX SAVAGE EXO SSD

The HyperX SAVAGE EXO SSD uses 3D NAND technology to deliver SSD speeds more reliably and efficiently than 2D NAND so you can get your games patched, installed, and booted faster. Slash load times with a drive that's up to 20% faster than today's game systems. The SAVAGE EXO is easy to connect, works with both Mac and PC, and can be used on your PlayStation 4 or Xbox One via the USB 3.1 Gen 2 connection. Weighing in at a trivial 56g, the super-compact SAVAGE EXO is the perfect solution for lightning-quick storage and transfer on the go.

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