A few days ago reports emerged about the purported new features which are going to be a part of PS4 system update version 4.50. Sony is currently testing out these new features , and it is currently in its beta program. While many who are part of the program have praised the planned new features, there are a some who have pointed out apparent flaws.
Just recently Just Push Start had reported that they were limited to the use of one external storage as opposed to the multiple ones in the Xbox One.
There is one particular annoying problem with the new HDD support. According to beta users for external hardware support you need to safely remove HDD before you go into rest mode. When you turn your console back on however there is a message saying that the PS4 was not turned off properly and that the drive might need to be repaired.This can damage the data inside and can put your save games and installations at risk.
This information comes courtesy of a user in the beta program who posted on Reddit. Here is what he had to say about the issue
So first and foremost I love that the PS4 finally has external HDD support for game installs. Sony dragged their heels for years on it but I’m glad it’s finally a thing.
BUT there is a very annoying issue that I’ve come across. If you have an external drive connected and you have your PS4’s power saving settings configured to put your console into rest mode after a certain amount of inactivity, when you turn your PS4 back on from rest mode it acts like you’ve turned off your PS4 without safely disconnecting the drive and it has to repair.
This is very annoying as I have to remember to disconnect the drive safely every time I get ready to sleep and watch Netflix. I know it sounds like a minor issue but I don’t want to risk losing all of the games installed on the drive, nor do I want to sit through a lengthy repair process every time I turn my console back on.
It seems like an oversight on Sony’s part that rest mode doesn’t keep the HDD connected if you have your USB power set to on in rest mode.
Thankfully this is just a beta , and Sony has a lot of time vetting out all the potential problems and finding their solution.
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