I'm looking to see if anyone knows off hand types of external HDs to look for specifically for PS5/PS4.
The information below is taken from PS5 Extended Storage and PS4 Extended Storage. The requirements are roughly the same, which a few differences. While the information provides a good overall view on what is supported, it is best to research the harddrive to ensure it is compatible:
- Space - The harddrive capacity must be between 250Gb and 8TB
- USB - The harddrive must support USB 3.0. The information below is a combination of both articles:
- SuperSpeed USB 5 Gbps (USB 3.0/USB 3.1 Gen1/USB 3.2 Gen1)
- SuperSpeed USB 10 Gbps (USB 3.1 Gen2/USB 3.2 Gen2/USB 3.2 Gen1x2)
- (PS5 ONLY) USB 3.2 Gen1x2 devices are supported but as single-lane USB3.2 x1 connections (5Gbps)
- SuperSpeed USB 20 Gbps (USB 3.2 Gen2x2)
- (PS5 ONLY) USB 3.2 Gen2x2 devices are supported but as single-lane USB3.2 x1 connections (10Gbps).
Other general information on the articles state:
PS4 - "Proper operation is not guaranteed for all external hard disc drive models."
PS5 - "Not all devices are guaranteed to work with the PS5 console"