About a week ago, my 500GB PS4 hard drive is filled up, and there is no space to
store more games. So, I bought a larger HDD to replace the old PS4 hard drive. After
replacement is complete, I want to format the old PS4 hard drive as a secondary
storage device in my Windows 10 computer, but I find some problems to format it. The
used PS4 hard drive cannot show up in Windows Explorer, and the only option I have
is to "Convert to Dynamic Disk" in Disk Management. How to reformat PS4
hard disk? Please help.
About PS4 Hard Drive
Usually, the PS4 hard drive comes with a 500GB capacity. With time goes by, the PS4
hard drive will be filled up quickly because of the large games and files. Thus, you
will replace the PS4 hard disk with a new, larger, speedier one. Make sure the hard
disk is no thicker than 9.5mm, larger than 160GB, and replace the PS4 hard drive
with it. After this, you could boot up your PS4 more quickly, load game faster, and
get more space.
How to Reformat a Used PS4 Hard Drive
Sometimes, you may use the old PS4 hard drive as external hard disk or secondary
storage device. At this point, you should reformat or initialize the old PS4 hard
drive with a right file system. In the above scenario, since the format on the PS4
hard drive isn't readable by Windows so that the PS4 hard drive is invisible in
Next, you might use Disk Management to reformat PS4 hard drive for Windows PC.
However, Disk Management cannot format a used PS4 hard drive usually.
As a matter of fact, there are some tools to reformat PS4 hard drive for Windows PC
in the market. Here, we recommended the best tool - AOMEI Partition Assistant to
format old PS4 hard drive because of its powerful and flexible disk management
functions. AOMEI Partition Assistant provides many advanced functions to manage hard
disk, like migrate OS to SSD, extend partition, Windows to go, etc.
Details to Reformat PS4 Hard Drive for Windows PC
Following text is formatting PS4 hard drive with "Format Partition"
feature, there are just 3 steps to finish.
Step 1: Insert the PS4 hard drive into the computer. Download AOMEI Partition Assistant, install and
launch it. Right click the partition on PS4 hard drive and select "Format
Step 2: A window pops up, change “File System” with the right one,
and the “Partition Label”. Then click “OK” to continue. File System includes FAT32,
NTFS, Ext2, and Ext3.
Tips: All the data on PS4 hard disk will be destroyed.
Step 3: Preview the “Pending Operations”, and press “Apply” to
reformat PS4 hard drive for Windows PC.
After you format the PS4 hard disk, you can use it to save files, folders, music
files, work files, video files etc. If you want to delete all data on PS4 hard disk,
you can also use "Delete all Partitions"
or "Wipe Hard Drive".