Sony Playstation 4 Now Supports External Hard Drives And Boost Mode

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Sony Playstation 4 Now Supports External Hard Drives And Boost Mode

This is a major update which adds several exciting features, not least of which is the ability to attach an external hard drive to your PS4You Can Now Use an External Hard Drive on Your PS4 You Can Now Use an External Hard Drive on Your PS4 With the next software update, PS4 owners will be able to download, install, and access games on an external hard drive.

The Playstation 4 Pro was released in November 2016 as what many have called a mid-generation update.

The PlayStation 4.5 System Update with a name "Sasuke", enables the users to expand the storage of the console without requiring them to replace the internal hard drive. Sony announced today that the console's 4.5 update, which has been available to testers for a while now, will be released for everyone tomorrow, March 9.

Just like the PS4, Sony is also releasing firmware updates for the PlayStation VR headset.

Boost Mode allows games that aren't optimized for the PS4 Pro's advanced hardware to leverage the GPU and CPU to increase frame rates and lower load times.

The big software update will feature Boost Mode for PS4 Pro only, as well as improved 2D visuals for PS VR.

From the PS4 home screen, go to Settings Devices PlayStation VR PlayStation VR Device Software.

"This can provide a noticeable frame rate boost to some games with variable frame rates, and can provide frame rate stability for games that are programmed to run at 30 Hz or 60 Hz", Sony explained. Remote Play allows you to play PS4 games from your PC, but voice communication wasn't possible. The PS Messages and PS Communities apps are both being updated too.

When you receive a Party invitation from your friends on PS Messages, now you can respond with a quick reply, "I'll join later" or "Sorry, I can't join", when you want to get back to them ASAP.

Keep in mind that Boost Mode is not guaranteed to work with all titles. And Sony added a PSN service status indicator to the Communities app. You can turn on Boost Mode by going to Settings System. There's always the possibility that enabling it could introduce oddball bugs, but most of the reports we've seen have been overwhelmingly positive.

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