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Question about external hard drives, PS4 and Xbox One

Discussion in 'Video Games' started by John Pannozzi, Feb 3, 2015.

  1. John Pannozzi

    John Pannozzi Still Gritty after all these years

    Dec 12, 2003
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    If I attach an external hard drive to a PS4 or Xbox One, will the END automatically be rewritten, or will I be able to play the music, videos, etc. already on the EHD?

    Also, is WD's My Passport series of EHDs compatible with PS4 or Xbox One?
  2. GWOtaku

    GWOtaku Moderator
    Staff Member Moderator Reporter

    Feb 21, 2003
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    For video on Playstation 4, I wouldn't count on that working at all. I put in a USB storage drive with some MP4 videos and could find no way to run them, and apparently this is actually because Sony opted to not allow video playback the same way they did with the Playstation 3. AFAIK this hasn't been changed in a patch yet.

    So yeah, the PS3 is actually a superior media device to the PS4. I for one think "it only does everything" was a perfectly good marketing line to live up to......

    I would think that the consoles would default to their internal hard drives as the ones they boot off of, and thus would have no reason to format or alter an external hard drive connected to them. I'm not an expert on this, though.
  3. Daikun

    Daikun Long Live the Fighter!

    Mar 11, 2005
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    • Informative Informative x 1
  4. TnAdct1

    TnAdct1 Ravioli, Ravioli

    Aug 3, 2002
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    That, plus being able to use the VR visor to watch films in 3D, makes me very anxious for the 4.50 update.

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