External hard drive question


Novice Member
Recently bought a WD Black P10 5Tb drive to free up space on the internal drive. I moved and loaded some of the Ps4 games I've got on there. When I go to play one of the Ps4 games that are fully loaded and updated I get a system message telling me to insert the game disc and won't launch like I have seen multiple videos of games booting from the external drive only. What am I missing here, anyone that can help solve this would be greatly appreciated.


Distinguished Member
It makes no difference where you install the game, a disc game still needs the disc in to play.


Well-known Member
As above. The disc acts as a licence key that is needed to play the game, so it is always needed to play disc versions of games. Otherwise everyone would just buy a game, install it, and then sell the disc on!

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