I'm trying to swap out the stock 1TB HD in my PS4 Pro, for a newly-purchased 1TB SSD. This should be really straight forward but I'm having nothing but problems, seemingly centered around my USB stick(s).
I have a 4GB stick that I pretty much only use for the PS4. It's empty except for a folder called "PS4" and and inside that, a folder called "UPDATE". Inside the update folder I put the full fresh-install update file (the 1GB one). Swapped out the HD and booted into safe mode, and I have gotten 3 different errors at different times:
- USB device needs to be formatted as ex-FAT (I seemed to be getting this because my external USB HD was still connected. Disconnecting it made this error go away).
- Update file not found
- USB device is not connected
I have reformatted the USB drive many times under Windows 10 making sure it's MBR, and have tried both Fat32 and exFat filesystems. I also tried another 16GB USB stick that was exFat already and had some PC stuff on it. I added the PS4/UPDATE path, and dropped in the update file. No luck with that one either. I've also tried both front USB ports.
I have also freshly formatted the SSD drive as exFat, without assigning a drive letter in Windows, but it didn't help.
The main recurring error now, is
that the update file is not found
The USB storage device is not connected (SU-41333-4). It's clearly there, the paths are right, everything seems fine that I can see... so what's the problem here?