Defrag PS4 or PS5 for Better Performance

If you don’t know how to defrag PS4/PS5, then I’m sorry you missed a way to improve PS4/PS5 performance. Read this article that tells how to perform defragmentation with detailed steps.


By Dervish / Updated on May 12, 2023

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What is defragmentation?

Before defraging PS4/PS5, I would like to ask “What is defragmentation?” Most people may not be able to answer it. Put simply, defragmentation refers to reorganizing the data scattered in different sectors on the hard drive, to make the files are stored in a contiguous area of the hard drive, so that the data can be found by hard drive head at one time and reduce the seek time. This is an effective way to improve the performance of PS4/PS5.

Can I defrag my PS4 or PS5?


Just like your other electronic devices, the hard drive of the PS4 also needs to be cleaned up. If you don’t clean it for a long time, the files on the PS4 will become messy, which will slow down the reading of data and affect your experience.

If your PS4, PS4 Pro or PS5 uses HDD, then you can perform defragmentation. But please note that if your device is using SSD, then please don’t do it. Due to the different working principles of HDD and SSD, defragging the SSD will not improve its performance but also cause unnecessary wear and tear on the SSD, which will reduce life span. If you want to improve SSD performance,  you can try other methods.

How do I perform PS4/PS5 defragmentation?

There are many defragmentation tools on the market that you can use. But here, I strongly recommend you to use AOMEI Partition Assistant Professional. Because it really helped me a lot, I can’t wait to share it with you.

It supports you to enable schedule defragmentation to automatically optimize the drive on a regular basis. This allows users to decide whether they need daily, monthly, or weekly defragmentation based on their needs. More importantly, it can set the defragmentation time in advance, and the defragmentation will start automatically at the point, and the user does not need to operate.

AOMEI Partition Assistant Professional has more excellent features that can help you improve the performance of PS4. If you want to pursue a better gaming experience, you can clone PS4 HDD to SSD without data loss. Or you can keep the PS4 running smoothly by extending the HDD space.

Next, I will show you how do I schedule defrag PS4. Please download the demo version to follow the steps.

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You should know that before defrag PS4/PS5:
☞ Defragmentation will only rearrange the fragments of PS4, it does not mean that it will delete the files on your PS4. But if you are still skeptical, you can make a backup before defragmenting.
☞ Never initialize the PS4 in safe mode, because that will clear all the data on the PS4.
☞ Connect the PS4 hard drive to the computer and make sure the connection is correct.

Step 1. After downloading and installing AOMEI Partition Assistant Pro, open it on the desktop. Find the PS4/PS5 hard drive on the main interface, right-click and select Disk Defrag.

Step 2. On the home screen of Disk Defrag tool, click "Schedule" to open the Schedule Settings editor. Or, you can click "Not Enabled" to edit schedule for corresponding drive.

Step 3. Choose the drive you want to defragment regularly.

Step 4: Check and choose one schedule mode to run defragmentation.

Step 5: Check "Conditions" and click "Define" to set the conditions to trigger schedule defragmentation. After that, click "OK" to save the schedule settings.

Final words

Now, you should be clear as long as you master the correct method, defrag PS4/PS5 is actually not difficult. As I recommend to you AOMEI Partition Assistant Professional, this is a quick way to get PS4/PS5 performance. More importantly, its functions are very comprehensive and can meet most of your needs for disk. By the way, if you want to use these functions in Windows Server, you should use AOMEI Partition Assistant Server.

Dervish · Staff Editor
Dervish is an English editor of AOMEI Technology; He is delicated to offering users easy and effecitve solutions for issuses related to disks and partitoins. In his spare time, he enjoy wathcning films, playing footable, traveling and so on.