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January 24, 2018 Jon 27 Comments

Data recovery of a Seagate Backup Plus. Removing the casing and opening the harddisk to be able to fix the problem en to clone it.
Disclaimer: Do this repair at your own risk. If it is a corporate disk and you can afford it please bring it to a data recovery center with a conditioned room and use this only as a last resort after other things fail.
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How To Upgrade Your PS4's HDD Using A 2TB Seagate External

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Struggling with a lack of HDD space on your PlayStation 4? Today, 500GB just does not seem like it’s enough! The questions have always been, should I upgrade my PS4 HDD? Can you upgrade the PS4 HDD? And how to add 2TB to a PS4? That’s why I decided to do something about it!

Stay tuned to learn the step by step process of upgrading your existing PS4 hardware to a larger HDD! This tutorial will teach you how to backup your settings and save files from your current drive, uninstall the physical drive, Seagate HDD enclosure removal, install the drive into the PlayStation 4, install the PlayStation firmware, and finally how to reinstall your backup file onto the new drive. This is a long tutorial, but I assure you it is the only step by step guide on YouTube that will walk you through the process from start to finish.

Also, sorry for the poorish quality of the cam footage. Premiere had a fit trying to splice clips together of different frame rates so I had to fiddle with the rendering settings which sadly dropped the quality 🙁

Equipment Used:
– PlayStation 4
– Seagate STDR2000
– Firmware Download
►Generic USB flash drive

Video recorded via Logitech C615 and Canon ELPH310HS with audio recorded with an Audio Technica ATR-2500 Condenser mic, synced using Premiere CC

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  1. Muslim Israilov
    January 24, 2018 - 6:22 pm

    A few months ago i bought a seagate extern harddrive. But now it suddenly makes a beeping noise and the disk in it is not even spinning.. Someone told me that the disk is crashed! Can i fix it too with this method?! Cause if i damage the disk by trying this method i won't be able to get a new one from the store.. pls help me out!

  2. Casey Sandy
    January 24, 2018 - 6:36 pm

    Thanks so much for the video! Hard drive now working perfectly..!

  3. Shoot the Wicked Witch
    January 24, 2018 - 7:02 pm

    The screws in my harddrive refuse to budge. Any tips?

  4. Gillian Vann
    January 24, 2018 - 7:44 pm

    my 2017 HD does not have normal screws. :/

  5. Thani Shan
    January 24, 2018 - 8:41 pm

    Hi, I am trying to open seagate backup plus slim, there are 5 torx screws which i manage to remove, however there is a screw in center which is 5 pointed , i am not able to figure out corect screw driver to remove it? Can you please help me with screw name or right tool to remove, its same size as other torx screws but 5 pointed.

  6. Ram K*mar
    January 24, 2018 - 9:37 pm

    what is that cable you used after removing the usb controller board that bule cable what was that??

  7. Hill Parkers
    January 24, 2018 - 10:03 pm

    A samsung drive in a seagate product? my oh my…

  8. vezodus
    January 24, 2018 - 10:16 pm

    my brand new seagate backup plus slim died after only 2 weeks of moderate usage lol my WD is still ok after 3 years. i never trust seagate again.

  9. Joygamer
    January 24, 2018 - 10:34 pm

    my external hdd is loading very slowly and its taking a lot of time to show up, and moreover I cannot copy or delete anything cause its always showing discovering items and even by any chance it starts copying the speed is horrible..its 20-30kbps………its taking a lot of time to get detected and the sound is normal. So will u plz help me ?

  10. Zidny M
    January 24, 2018 - 10:43 pm

    Oh My… i havent try it but Thanks sir, really really you help me a lot

  11. DigitalMagicStudios
    January 24, 2018 - 11:21 pm

    you honestly have no idea how much you just helped me. seriously, thank you so much for taking the time to make this video.

  12. Andreas Haugan Eriksen
    January 24, 2018 - 11:45 pm

    This video helped me get back 10 years of photos. Thank you very much!

  13. Wink Woodall
    January 25, 2018 - 12:33 am

    I have a seagate external hard drive slim that I've been using with my MacBook for about 2 years. One day I was uploading information from an iMac desktop. As the process was completing, the computer shut down. I restarted the computer but the external hard drive is no longer recognized. The external hard drive still spins and the light still comes on but the drive is not recognized on the screen. I attempted this with several mac computers as well as a PC. The PC can recognize the drive in it's administration tool but the file manager doesn't. I am unable to see the files on this drive on the mac or PC. Because it spins and the pc shows that it is functioning correctly, I attempted to clone the drive but that didn't help. I've also tried changing the sata adapter. this didn't work either. I'm looking at all of these videos about how to recover data from dead drives but I don't think my drive is dead because it's spinning. I've also tried cleaning the connections on the card. I don't know what else to do. can someone help.

  14. Rootz Graphics
    January 25, 2018 - 1:02 am

    This video just got back almost a year of work that was lost. Thank You

  15. keith miles
    January 25, 2018 - 1:03 am

    Nice but get a sea gate 8tb external hard drive can’t go wrong with it

  16. johnotheedarknight
    January 25, 2018 - 2:01 am

    Your video was so helpfull 👍👍👍 and one more thing i have the ps4 model 1200 will the drive fit in it looks alittle different when i open so yeah i just want know those things and i be fine i think ?

  17. johnotheedarknight
    January 25, 2018 - 2:26 am

    Hi im waching your video and i need help can u backup the ps4 data and updates on a usb flashdrive and also i dont have a computer to downlaod the firmware can it be done on the ps4 internet ???

  18. Ronny Eclips
    January 25, 2018 - 3:02 am

    Thank you for all of this

  19. tony77tony77
    January 25, 2018 - 3:57 am

    what the failure rate on a Seagate External?

  20. Kieran Peac**k
    January 25, 2018 - 4:00 am


    I'm fairly sure I did everything right (obviously not), because when i went to restore my back up data that i thought i saved earlier on the 2TB HD, there was nothing in there… :/ i saved/backed it up exactly like in the video but i think this is where i might have the problem, I'm certain I pressed ok at the "back up complete screen" (11:00 min in the video) and the PS4 then restarted, i turned it off when it was done, pulled out the hard drive (not thinking it might of needed to be ejected safely somehow on the PS4) then swapped the hardrives 500GB –> 2TB, installed the software update (4.55/4.50), etc. and I wreckon i made the mistake of not fully completing the back up by not making a file on it for the saved data (???) so yeah, lost everything but i have the space lol

  21. Ayerrzz
    January 25, 2018 - 4:43 am

    How many Gigabytes does your USB have? I have a 16GB Cruzer Glide Blade but the problem is I can't back up the applications on the backup screen

  22. Brett Barber
    January 25, 2018 - 4:49 am

    My issue is I do not have anything to move my application from my ps4 to some other drive while I install the seagate drive in my ps4? what's the cheapest way to get a drive to move my current ps4 memory so I can install my seagate?

  23. Jose Luis Goncalves
    January 25, 2018 - 5:41 am

    Hi, I just made this change using seagate 2TB expansion external drive. All done and working on my PS4 but when I put old PS4 500GB on enclosure and connect it to PC the blue LED do not work, is it normal ? LED just work with original hard disk ? Can I fix it  ? Thank you.

    January 25, 2018 - 6:04 am


    January 25, 2018 - 6:45 am

    to much off camera dude

  26. AirborneSpade4
    January 25, 2018 - 7:11 am

    Do you use the flash drive that has the save data on it or a new flash drive to do the system software on the computer?

  27. Augur Of Ebrietas
    January 25, 2018 - 7:54 am

    i tried restoring the ps4 and then it just tells me "the USB storage device is not connected" (CE-37857-0) did i do something wrong and i did backup the ps4 as well

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