PS4 3.5 inch HDD expansion accessory, the Nyko Data Bank, dated for Japan

The Nyko Data Bank, which lets gamers use 3.5-inch HDDs with the PS4, has been dated for Japan.

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Army_of_Darkness1190d ago

That's awesome!..... But I don't trust nyko products enough to risk the potential data corruption or crash on my ps4 to actually buy and install it.... I'd prefer an external hard drive.

bubblebobble1189d ago

its so easy to put another 2.5inch drive inside your ps4 im not hugely technically gifted but even i did within 10mins dont know why people wouldnt just do that instead

levian1189d ago

Its because 3.5 inch hard drives are much cheaper for the memory. Laptop hard drives will always be more expensive because it needs to be a smaller size.

Bhuahahaha1189d ago

concept is good but would that thing generate more heat to your console? and thats bad

Jinova1189d ago

Is Sony going to add the ability to use external HD's in the future?

KingWookiee1189d ago (Edited 1189d ago )

I want to say that they just added that feature in the 2.5 update but I could be wrong
Edit: I was wrong, it's for backing up only :/

DDOS-DelDaemonicOSes1189d ago (Edited 1189d ago )

These accessories are proof of the XBox One's better hardware design. The similar accessory for "XO" attaches on the side where it marries "XO" perfectly while this accessory is UGLY like a hunchback. The PS4's USB hubs for the front are similarly ugly, hunchback, and lopsided.

@Jinova, because of the infe(a)rior (daily worry you'll run out of battery life) non-replaceable\upgradeable internal battery design of the DS4, Sony had to put their only 2 USB ports on the front to support their wired controllers with temp wireless... that means that you'll never be adding an external drive without having a dongle on your faceplate, and Sony probably won't allow main externals because then you'd probably want to get an ugly USB hub sticking out the front for that you can still use the PS4's wired controllers as they were intended to Medusa out of the front over 50% of the time it looks "sleek". The PS4 was not designed very well is why the ugly accessories and limitations; however, Sony was smart to project the "lie" that it looks "sleek" without any of the wired controllers that Medusa out of it most of the time and without making clear the obvious accessory limitations such as with this one.

@Bhuahahaha, I don't think this accessory will cause heating problems because the PS4 blows hot air out of its backside.

Please excuse the harsh truth. I get tired of seeing no one seems aware of it while dumping on XBox One as if its design is inferior while PS4 is only better in terms of memory and GPU... other than possibly preferring Sony games, MOST everything else is inferior on PS4, as this accessory makes OBVIOUS.

I can't count the number of times that I've read Sony fans claiming the XBox One is ugly so I had to point out how the opposite is much more true here. It is popular for Sony fans to throw around the word "hater" to anyone who tells them the truth, probably then also resorting to my Ps are bigger than your Ps while ignoring their brain software isn't as smart and powerful\feature full as they insist that the DISagreements are all about hating "the players" with the bigger Ps, pfft.

The thousands of illogical Sony fan comments I've read have caused I feel the need to point out hypocrisy when I see it, and if the tactics of claiming "troll" is allowed while making verifiable and logical points far above the intellect of trolls, I will respectfully request then that I be allowed to limit my sWORD comments to trolls responding in XBox One articles, if the lords of this land deem that fair.

TheBrownBandito1189d ago (Edited 1189d ago )

"while making verifiable and logical points far above the intellect of trolls..."

And with such beautiful punctuation too...

DDOS-DelDaemonicOSes1189d ago (Edited 1189d ago )

How cliche, you don't like my points...

Edit: It could appear as if my edit was to change my punctuation... I hadn't even read the reply yet, and I only changed "inferior" to "infe(a)rior (daily worry you'll run out of battery life)". I work on improving cunning linguist style rather than ignoring that I put "bad ass" and "sick" on my tongue as if that's "cool" rather than fLAMER.

Army_of_Darkness1189d ago


This accessory that you call an ugly hunchback is made by nyko in case you already forgot and judging from your harsh criticism of the ps4's design while bigging up the xbone, I can only ask one question which relates to this article... And that is, does the xbone support 3.5 HDD? I have no idea, but judging from your xbone big-ups as the supposedly better hardware design, I'm assuming it does support 3.5 hdd No?

DDOS-DelDaemonicOSes1189d ago (Edited 1189d ago )

@Army_of_Darkness, great point (or better point than just illogical BS anyhow)! I'm glad I'm not wasting another comment on grammar nazi style (FYI, cunning linguist pauses for periods... my logic is much more significant than most realize).

You're absolutely right, the add-on I mentioned is for 2.5" drives, and the point I made wasn't entirely fair in that regard.

However, the XO supports practically ANY external 3.5" drives, plus it supports 3.5" USB RAID enclosures (that have RAID integrated internally) that PS4 may never support (other than for backups where RAID isn't as needed).

The PS4 only supports less ideal external backup drives that may be out of date and may cause malfunctions when the main non-RAID drive starts failing, while the USB RAID will continue working normally through drive failures.

If I had enough bubbles, I'd want to get into discussing ideas such as if the XO can boot when the internal 2.5" disk fails, while still running primarily from external... that's an important point, and one that I may not like the truth about.

Sony fans also often overlook other such important qualities (that I don't really mind if they're not dumping on XO), such as PS4 fans think the internal PSU is great while they're not realizing that they'll have a nicely shaped angled doorstop when the PS4 PSU eventually fails out of warranty, and they most all will, given enough time. I hope PS5\PS cloud is compatible with PS4 games or else many will be going to eBay and paying more for old PS4s, for that they don't feel as if they just "rented" them until their "throw away" hardware's PSU wears out. My original PS3 PSU failed after just over a year, AKA when I started realizing ALWAYS get the extended warranty on big electronic purchases.

As for the accessory being made by Nyko, I don't see how that matters... that accessory is bound by the design that Sony created.

@TheBrownBandito, I respect your honesty while trying to be helpful; however, I have had difficulty trying to group my subjects so as not to use a new paragraph for every sentence or two.

Is it possible that you feel that way because you're reading on a phone?

I will think on s(h)orter paragraphs... I suppose that may be a more common trend that is especially appropriate in forums where that people read on phones.

Knushwood Butt1189d ago

Your trying too hard.

(With beautiful grammar)

solid_snake36561189d ago (Edited 1189d ago )

Xbone is limited to a 500gb internal, without the ability to swap hdd's. My ps4 has internal 1tb solid state hybrid drive hdd.

solid_snake36561189d ago

Lol temporary wireless controller? Dumbest thing I've ever heard. So is your cellphone a temporary wireless cell phone since you have to occasionally charge it using a wall adapter? Xbone is still stuck in the stone age with it's AA batteries they have shove in their controller.

Spotie1189d ago

I've never seen anything so beautifully written, and yet so utterly without substance. It had never occurred to me that someone could master foolishness until now.

Bravo, sir. Bravo.

rainslacker1188d ago

I'm having a hard time figuring out why 3rd party accessories have anything to do with hardware design? Isn't their positioning just a matter of where the 3rd party designer decides to put something? Nyko could have made this for the side of the PS4 if they so wished.

Off topic, but did you join this site just to troll Sony? because it seems you do a lot of that...poorly if I may hadd.

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hiawa231189d ago (Edited 1189d ago )

I would not buy that expansion, but even the 360 supports up to 4TB external hdd, as with the One, , hell, the Wiiu does also, so I figure the PS4 will to support usb external drives when Sony gets around to updating it.

TheBrownBandito1189d ago (Edited 1189d ago )


"How cliche, you don't like my points... "

On the contrary, I agree with anybody that criticises "fanboyism", but certainly don't distinguish between the two camps. You're as bad as each other.

And I make a point never to pull people up on their spelling and grammar. Everyone deserves there say, eloquently put or not.

But what drives me nuts is paragraphed sentence construction. Take a breath when typing, just as you would (unless in a rant induced shouting match) in real life.

TheBrownBandito1189d ago (Edited 1189d ago )


I'd like to hope so, but I'm not sure what's so difficult about it. Is there a technical or cost argument against it? I thought it was likely a deliberate decision, perhaps because of deals struck with manufacturers such as these, but who knows?

hiawa231189d ago

Only Sony knows the answer. I put a 1TB drive in my PS4, and that is plenty for me since I only mainly buy its exclusives, so I really don't think much about space.

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