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[PS4] Copy / Backup HDD (or use both)

Discussion in 'PS4 - Hacking News' started by LightningMods, Nov 8, 2019.

  1. LightningMods

    LightningMods Forum Moderator
    Staff Member Forum Moderator

    Mar 9, 2018
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    TUT to backup HDD on ANY FW for Windows

    Intro: I make this TUT mostly for those that
    1. dont want to lose data
    2. are on 5.07 and cant reinstall fw
    3. are on 5.05 and have a broken BD Drvie and cant reinstall fw

    3.0 or 2.0 USB HDD reader
    2. HDD RAW Copy 1.01
    3. a new HDD or a HDD to copy to

    NOTE: if you are copying to a new HDD or SDD it MUST be the same size as the old one or image, Also a backup image for a 500GB hdd is about 470GBs so plan accordingly

    step 0. install the Program

    Step 1 A. Take out your PS4 hdd and put it into the HDD reader and connect to your PC

    Step 1 B. Choose your PS4 HDD (you can find this looking at the HDD sticker on the outside)
    it will find all disks regardless of format


    Step 2. select to save as image or Select TARGET HDD


    Step 2 A select where you want to save the HDD RAW Image for backup


    Step 3. Read or Write (depending on what you are doing)


    Step 4. Congrats on the New HDD Copy


    Q. i got a few errors running it
    A. these are normal most of the time and shouldnt effect it, test to be sure

    Q. it says Terminated at Offset xxxxxx
    A. restart it again from the beginning

    Q. Help , my copied HDD my PS4 entered into Safemode and is asking to reinstall the FW
    A. Just click the Home button then once you see it ask for 5.05 then hit cancel it should boot fine

    Q. My controller is connected but isnt doing anything once booted with copied HDD

    A. just re sync its a common error

    POC/ Proof

    #1 LightningMods, Nov 8, 2019
    Last edited: Nov 8, 2019
  2. xtremejags

    DKS Member

    Oct 24, 2018
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    Worked great took 22hours at 15mb/s for a ps4 pro 1tb to 1tb ssd 860 evo
    i tried with my volans clone drive before this and it did not work but this software is the one
    big thanks for the tutorial
    pyaesonemin likes this.
  3. Elotriksy

    DKS Member

    Jun 6, 2018
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    do i need that usb HDD Reader?
    i should also work with simply connecting the HDD to the PC via Sata am i right?
  4. xtremejags

    DKS Member

    Oct 24, 2018
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    just hook up both hdd to a sata port on your motherboard
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