Why Does Copying Take So Long on PS4? How to Speed Up the Process

If you’re tired of asking this question over and over, maybe this could help you out.

There’s nothing worse than sitting around waiting for your PlayStation 4 to finish copying, is there? It really does feel like it takes forever where all we want to do is get stuck into a game, is that too much to ask? Apparently so. With the newer and faster PS5 available, the PS4 sure feels like it has some work to do. If you’ve asked yourself “Why does copying take so long on PS4?” and “how can I make the updates go faster?”, you’ve come to the right place.

Why exactly does the copying take so long on PS4 anyway?

You’ve probably already worked this one out or at least had a good idea of why it happens, but the reason it can take such a long time to copy an update over is all down to the size of your game. So, in essence, the larger the game size, the longer it’s going to take for your PS4 to complete the copying procedure. If you’re a Call of Duty player, for example, you’ll already know the pain of waiting for those frequent updates and huge file sizes. Also, games like Red Dead Redemption 2 or Last of Us 2 take up almost 100 GB worth of space on the PS4’s hard drive so these types of bigger games will always take longer to get copied over.

Can I speed up the PS4’s copying Process?

There are always some methods floating around that will speed up the copying process like making sure your PS4 is plugged into the internet via a wired connection which is usually going to be significantly faster than over Wi-Fi or even speaking with your internet provider to see if you can increase your speeds. There is another way to make those copying times a little bit faster and that’s by changing the internal hard drive to an SSD. You’ll still have to put up with the copying times, but it could help.

Slipping into some PS5 news, a new report from Bloomberg says Sony will launch the expanded storage update on PS5 this Summer which could mean the PS5 extended storage issues will be resolved soon.

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