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PlayStation 4 | External HDD Guide

PS4 System Software 4.50 has introduced external HDD support, allowing users to attach external USB drives to their console for additional storage. I’ve put this how-to-guide together for those of you who might be confused as to how this new feature works. 

Minimum HDD requirements

When buying an external HDD to use your PS4, it must meet the following requirements.

  • USB 3.0+ (Blue Colour Port)
  • 250GB Minimum
  • 8TB Maximum

Please note, not all external HDD’s are compatible. Do your research before buying.

Format your external HDD

Before you can use your external drive, it needs to be formatted so the PlayStation 4 system can use that external storage To do this: 

  1. Go to [Settings] 
  2. Scroll down to [Devices]
  3. Choose [USB Storage Devices]
  4. Select your external HDD drive, select [Format as extended storage]
  5. Wait for the system to complete the process. 

Please note, any data stored on the drive after formatting it will be erased so make sure you have a back-up of the any data you have stored on the drive before hand.

Installing Games & Apps to the external HDD

  1. Go to [Settings]
  2. Scroll down to [Storage]
  3. Press the [Options] Button on your controller
  4. Choose which location you want to download to, System or External.

Moving Games & Apps to the External HDD

  1. Go to [Settings] 
  2. Scroll down to [Storage]
  3. Select [System Storage] Then [Applications]
  4. Press the [Options] Button, then chose [Move to Extended Storage]
  5. Select the Apps/ Games you wish to move by ticking the boxes.
  6. Select [Move] Then follow the on-screen instructions. 
  7. Wait for the Process to finish

Removing The External HDD

If you need to disconnect/ remove your external HDD from the PS4, make sure you follow these steps correctly to prevent damage to your data or drive. 

  1. Hold down the [PS] Button on your controller to access the quick menu
  2. Select [Sound/Devices]
  3. Then [Stop Using Extended Storage]
  4. System will display a message when the device can be removed.

Do not remove the external HDD while the system is switched on or without disconnecting the HDD correctly.

Transformers porn basically works like this right:


You got the bots. They whip it out. one of em puts it in and the other one spends a solid minute making sure they have the drivers for this dong. 

They go at it. They Jack In. you hear the combination of transforming sounds and the whirring of fans like you’re trying to run GTA V on a laptop you got 7 years ago. 

first one pulls out. the receiver makes the “Du-duh” USB device removal sound. 

Klance Disney land au

Ok so Ive been postoning skyhigh au for too long but one reason too is that Ive just got back from my very first trip to Hongkong Disneyland and ASDFGHJLXJS this came to me.

(note that my trip there was only one day and I actually have zero knowledge of what happens at disneyland cali haha)

•It’s Keith’s first time in Disneyland with his brother Shiro and Allura.

•Allura is a disney baby so Shiro pays for 5 days stay at the park to make his girlfriend happy and also to let Keith unwind from stress.

•Lance, Hunk, Pidge and Matt works there as part timers.

•So at the first day in, Shiro is surprised his childhood friend Matt is there working as a technician with his sister and they all get introduced to each other.

•Matt brings them to Hunk who serves there as a chef at the banquet. He’s friendly and nice attitude gets them to buy more food from him during lunch than necessary but it was WORTH IT.

•Lance works there as an usher there and when its time for his break he meets up with Hunk and Matt who introduces him to the three.

•Keith’s gay levels up

•…Lance’s gay also levels up.

•But when Lance’s shift ends and he gets a chance to talk to Shiro’s brother, HE IS APPALLED.

•Keith is a non-believer of the magic of disney and hardly knows anything. They argue and Lance makes it his mission to turn Keith into a believer.

•He shoves a usb device at Keith full of disney movies to watch whenever Keith Allura and Shiro goes back to the hotel.

•Keith says he’s not gonna enjoy them but he cries when Mufasa dies.

•Keith always comes back to hang out with Lance during work though telling him what he thought of the movie. Lance is pleased.

•Shiro and Allura always sends him knowing smirks when he separates from them to head to the spot Lance ushers in.

•When Lance gets a day off, he pulls Keith along with him to further educate the surly (but cute) mullet head. (thats just his excuse to get Keith into a date)

•And with his awesome park knowledge, goes to the best rides without waiting in a long line, goes to restaurants with cheap but delicious food aside from Hunk’s, brings him on time to the best shows and best spots where to sit.

•Lance is giddy and proud that his actually managing to make Keith laugh and smile the whole day.

•When they all watch the fireworks, Matt and Pidge are arguing what song to sing to the two love birds holding hands. “kiss the girl” or “can you feel the love tonight”

•Shiro and Allura sings Bella Notte in their worst italian accent.

(feel free to add your headcannons or make an entirely different one cos i wanna read :3)

North Korean defectors setting off balloons from South Korea carrying anti-dictatorial propaganda over the border. They transport posters, sweets, money and USB devices. The posters feature slogans which translate to “humanity against Kim Jong-un” and the flash drives contain South Korean TV programmes and documentaries in order to quell the rumours distributed by North Korean authorities about its neighbouring country. Once the balloons fall, cooperating insiders collect the USB sticks and subtly drop them onto the floors of market places and other bustling areas so that that the intrigued public will pick them up and watch the content. The aim is to provide the indoctrinated population of North Korea with a taste of outside luxuries in order to encourage citizens unknowingly oppressed by the regime to bravely attempt an escape. Thousands of these balloons are sent on a yearly basis.

U2F with Yubikeys

During our recent hackday we wanted to explore new ways to login to Tumblr and play with some cool toys. The following is not an announcement of any kind, other than that U2F is awesome and everyone should buy a Yubikey (they aren’t paying us to say this, we swear).

Authenticating your online identity

If you’ve ever logged into any website on the internet, chances are you’ve been through an authentication flow. You provide the site with a username you use to identify yourself on that platform, followed by a password that (in theory) only you know to prove that you are you. If all that matches what the site has in their database, you’re authenticated! However, that particular flow only represents a single factor of authentication, the “knowledge factor” (because you know your password). But even if you have a highly complex password, unique to that one site, that probably won’t be enough to really secure your account from unauthorized access. That’s why we provide the ability (and highly encourage users) to enable Two-Factor Authentication (2FA).

Traditionally, 2FA is done either via SMS or through an authenticator app (i.e. Duo, Authy, Google Authenticator, etc). But what happens if you don’t have reception, how will you receive a text message? What if there’s an issue with the authenticator service, and you don’t have a fallback? Surely there has to be a realistic and practical option past what industry has been relying on that can help mitigate some of these issues.

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Every day I move about 30km to reach my office in the morning before leaving attempted home pick in my backpack all the things that will help me to spend the day in the city of Barcelona (Spain), including articles survival to help me spend a few hours in case of disaster. After leaving the army (The Spanish Legion) I decided to finish my studies in fine arts at the university and devote myself to the overall design and now have my own design studio (Borku Branding Studio / borku.com). I am a big fan of survival and I love the forest and outdoor camping whenever I have a chance to escape the city.

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As a minimalist, motorcyclist and pilot, I needed to build an EDC that balanced portability and utility. With this EDC I have the tools to perform most repairs and regular maintenance on my Ducati, work around the house and complete emergency repairs on my plane. I have enough power to keep my phone, watch, flashlight and iPad going for nearly a week. All while maintaining an incredibly small and lightweight footprint.

“The Device” - I got a preview of this device today from one of my students. The photograph really does not do justice to the work that has gone into this, there is quite a lot of stuff packed into this handful. 

Everything is powered by a phone battery (to the right) through USB connections. The 4 port hub on the left has individual switches, there is a battery recharger to the top and a wifi card in the middle which sits over the top of a removable very flat mouse.

All of this sits in a metal frame that can comfortably seat a netbook or notepad and underneath all of this is a CDROM drive (because netbook’s don’t have CD drives). Underneath that(!) is a turntable that enables everything to spin 360 degrees. 

Apparently the next step is to put a remote control car chassis underneath so that the device and the netbook on top of it can be summoned up. Oh, and somewhere amongst all of this is also a pen holder. The interesting part of this is that all the components are relatively common place and cheap - it is the integration of all these that components that make it interesting.

I was quite impressed and could see how the steampunk folks could model this up but equally a more industrial design sentiment could be applied. With the wonders of miniaturisation I can see how the Doctor’s sonic screwdriver started. 

Ok, I’m asking for help.

For two days  now my laptop has hit the shitter basically. I’m currently typing on it rn, but its flashing all the lights at me and my 3 usb ports are shit. I cant plug any of  my USB devices in, except my tablet  but its lags so much. And it can only be plugged to one side. It also over heats pretty quickly without a fan constantly on it (even looking on the web kills it). Its one thing if it was just the battery   (which its my laptop has always drained it faster than hell.  You think you got an hour left? Nah its gonna die in less than 20 minutes), but when my entire left side of my laptop is not functional, I think the motherboard is saying their farewells. 

I have a laptop in mind that I’m wanting to get to replace this 7-8 year old laptop. However its around $450 - $500. It would be able to handle some of my more heavy duty art programs and such.

So right now, I’m  asking for either donations (my PayPal is stefaniekurth@live.com ) or at least commission me.  That way you get something in the end. I’m only asking because I need a laptop/computer to work on commissions, keep in touch with friends, among so many other things. And this has  been a thorn  in  my side for while now but its now really taking its toll.

So  please, if you can, please help out. If you cant donate or commission me, reblog and signal boost this.  Please and thank you.