My son is asking about a storage upgrade for his PS4. You can add an external USB 3.0 drive (probably what we will do) or replace the internal 2.5" drive. All the guides say to back up the old drive to a USB drive, but it is not a full system backup. Once you install a clean drive you have to download and reinstall the OS. One site said you have to reinstall your games.
Can’t you just connect old and new drives to a PC and clone the old one to the new one (I did this using EaseUS when I installed a SSD on my laptop)? Or does PS4 use some proprietary file system that Windows can’t do that for?