What type of external hard drive should I buy for my PS4?

Discussion in 'Gaming' started by Mlke9876, Sep 29, 2016.

  1. Mlke9876

    Mlke9876 MDL Member

    Feb 13, 2012
    Hello, I am looking at external hard drives to use on my PS4. I have a lot of movies and I currently use Plex Media Server to stream them to my PS4. I have problems with the wireless connection so I would like to buy a HD to plug into my PS4. I have tried using a 8 GB USB Drive but it says there is no playable media. I tried using a MKV file which should play on the PS4 but it still doesn't work. With Plex, any type of movie would play. So what external hard drive should I buy? I was looking at a Western Digital 1TB. I want to make sure I get one that will work with PS4. What should I name the folders so my PS4 will recognize it? Will any movie format work? Please respond. Thanks
  2. sl1fka

    sl1fka MDL Novice

    Jan 1, 2016
    PS4 doesn't support all the formats the PS3 does, if I remember correctly, so that's why you're getting those errors. Highly doubt the drive would be responsible for the problem.
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