By Dylan / Last Updated April 30, 2020

Why need to replace PS4 hard drive with SSD?

The Play Station 4, or abbreviated as PS4, is an 8th generation home video game console published by Sony Entertainment. As the Successor of the PS3, PS4 has a bigger RAM, bigger hard drive, and provide a newer motion-sensing camera. Now, it has become one of the most popular and best-selling video console in the world.

However, many users would want to replace PS4 hard drive with an SSD for bigger capacity and better performance. The PS4 pro hard drive has 1T space, and PS4, PS4 slim only has 500GB space, which are smaller for their demands. Besides, an SSD also provides a better experience. It can significantly decrease the loading time and make your PS running more smoothly.

Freeware for upgrading PS4 hard drive without losing games

If you want to upgrade your PS4 to SSD, you would need a tool to clone all the games and data from the old disk to the new SSD. Here we recommend a powerful freeware, AOMEI Partition Assistant Standard. It can help you to transfer all data from the PS4 disk to a new SSD. And it owns lots of advantages to meet different demands of upgrading hard drive:

● It supports copying a larger disk to smaller one by “Copy Disk Quickly”. In view of the high price of SSD, AOMEI Partition Assistant can help you to clone PS4 disk to smaller SSD, as long as it has enough space for all of your games.
It is time-saving. Some people will use the PS4 backup function to upgrade hard drive. Then you will need to reinstall the system and restore game data after changing the drive. But AOMEI Partition Assistant directly clone the whole system and games sparing you from waiting time for reinstalling and restoring.
●It supports 4K alignment. This feature can help you to increase the read and write speed of your SSD.

Next, you can download AOMEI Partition Assistant and follow the next part to see how to replace PS4 hard drive with an SSD step by step.

How to replace PS4 hard drive with SSD step by step?

    ✍Preparation:

  • Prepare an SSD that is with SATA cable.

  • Format SSD to FAT32 or exFAT. PS4 only supports FAT32 and exFAT file system, so if your SSD is not, you need to change the file system.

  • Connect a PS4 old hard drive and the SSD to a working computer.

Step 1. Install and run this AOMEI Partition Assistant, and click “All Tools” in the Wizard column, and select “Disk Clone Wizard”.

Disk Copy Wizard

Step 3. Choose a Clone method, here we recommend the “Clone Disk Quickly” which clone the used space of the old disk, and it is faster than the other option.

Copy Disk Quickly

Step 4. Choose the PS4 hard drive as the source disk, and click “Next”.

Select Source Disk

Step 5. And choose the SSD as the destination disk to keep all the games from the PS4 hard drive, and click “Next”.

Select Destination Disk

Note: Since the target disk is an SSD, you can check the “Optimize the performance of SSD” to improve the performance.

Step 6. This step allows you to resize the partition on the SSD. Choose a resizing way from the listed options. If you don’t need it and click "Next".

Edit Disk

Step 7. At last, click “Apply” > “Proceed” in the main interface to commit the cloning operation.

Apply

Then wait for the process to finish, and insert the new SSD to your PS4 to replace the old hard drive.

conclusion

This is all about how to replace PS4 hard drive with SSD. After upgrade PS hard drive, you might want to sell your old hard drive or abandon it, and you can wipe data on the PS4 hard drive with AOMEI Partition Assistant.

And there is AOMEI Partition Assistant Professional Edition which provides more advanced features, such as convert file system between FAT32 and NTFS, SSD secure erase.