I bought a PS4 with 1TB hard drive, My idea was to use the PS4 as a Network-connected hard drive I can access with my notebook.

Is this even possible without modification or networking expertise? If so, How do I set it up?

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    I doubt that's possible. The PS4 is a console; a device meant for media consumption and primarily for gaming. Unlike the PS3, you can't install a different OS either, so there goes your network drive. – Nolonar Dec 20 '15 at 18:13
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    @Timelord64 While I dont care i the slightest, your argument would suggest that you would have to close many many other questions, like the ones in the related bar, such as "Can I play movie files on PS4". – user1721135 Dec 20 '15 at 22:20
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    @Timelord64 - Eh, that doesn't seem right - we support gaming specific hardware and utilities, even when they are not primarily about gaming. (Even if the answer to this one is 'You can't') – Robotnik Dec 21 '15 at 0:09
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    @Timelord64 - What? What gives you that idea? We've always supported video games and video game hardware/software, it's right there as one of the five primary coverage points of Arqade. Hell, my first ever answer on Arqade was about password protection on a PS3 console. Of course 'anything is possible' if you wanna break out your soldering iron, but the OP is not looking for a hack or a workaround, he's looking to see if it's currently supported natively by the PS4. – Robotnik Dec 21 '15 at 0:22
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    (cont.) and based on our collective expertise and knowledge of the PS4's current architecture, supported apps and functionality, the answer is 'It's not supported' as @djsmiley2k has covered in the answer. – Robotnik Dec 21 '15 at 0:23

No, the PS4 storage isn't designed to be used in this way.

You can view/consume media on your PS4 which maybe stored elsewhere on your network but you cannot, currently share your content from your PS4 to other devices other than when you view games remotely via a service such as PS Vita's remote play, or PS TV.

However, you can easily use up a large chunk of that storage once you start getting a few games, and some of the large patches they come with and so you may be glad of having the larger drive to start with (rather than upgrading in the future).

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