PS4 Pro Will Support SATA 3.0 Interface for its Hard Disk Drive

A while ago, the Japanese website 4Gamer published an interview with Sony Interactive Entertainment Engineering Division chief Masayasu Ito, during which it was mentioned that both the new PS4 Slim and the upcoming PS4 Pro used the SATA 2.0 interview for their hard disk drives.

Today they published a correction that they received from Sony Interactive Entertainment, clarifying that the PS4 Pro will actually use the SATA 3.0 interaface.

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crazychris41241008d ago

Time to think about getting a 1 TB SSD during Black Friday/Cyber Monday, they should drop below $200. Should be able to cut the load times in some games by more than half. Good article on load times of stock PS4 Drive, Hybrid SSHD and SSD.

InTheZoneAC1007d ago (Edited 1006d ago )

1 TB? I have a 4 TB HDD and I'd say by next year I'm going to need a 6 TB+. How about SSDs come down in price before we talk about using those in the future, it's beyond stupid why they still cost so much, just money grabs at this point.

@samden, why are you talking about a single month when SSD's have been out for years? There's no reason for a 500GB SSD to be $160+ or a 2TB to be $550+

samden1007d ago (Edited 1007d ago )

Still cost so much? The cost per GB drops by half year after year. They aren't going to just go from $200 to $50 in a month... As @crazychris4124 stated, 1TB SSDs should be under $200 this holiday season, this time a year ago they were around $400.

yezz1007d ago (Edited 1007d ago )

How about deleting the games you don't play anymore.. Doesn't 4TB hold like 100 really big games?

RedDevils1007d ago

It's sound like you download the whole PS store including the demo and trials lol At this rate you need 100tb not 6tb cause even that still won't fulfill your needs.

Omnislashver361007d ago

Even 750 GB or 960GB should be fine for me...

pyroxxx1007d ago (Edited 1007d ago )

OK,..if this turns out to be true,.. is actually exciting,.. So maybe getting an SSD sometimes down the road will actually make sense now,.. basically 0 loading times.

Edit: Ok it is not 0,.. but 1/2 to 2/3 sometimes,.. And yes it is not needed,.. but at least people have an option.

MasterCornholio1007d ago

Would Sata 3 eliminate loading times?

Fishy Fingers1007d ago

Eliminate, no. But it could and should result in a much shorter wait.

PSN_ZeroOnyx1007d ago

Likely still have load times but they should load roughly 2x faster.

MK24ever1007d ago (Edited 1007d ago )

I have a SSD on my PC connected to a Z170 mobo (Sata3) and the load times are still a thing very much...

ABizzel11007d ago (Edited 1007d ago )


Theoretically speaking it should cut load times in half, and considering most games have anywhere from a 10 - 20 second load time, it should drop them down to 5 - 10 seconds.

Which is an improvement, but probably not worth the $200 1TB SSD cost, which IMO still isn't enough space (I'm okay for now with my 2TB, PS4 needs External Storage support).

That being said open world games would likely benefit the most, where load times can reach the 1 minute range and in rare cases almost 2 minutes for loading. So in this case you'd go from 1 - 2 minutes, down to 30 - 60 seconds, the same 50% loading decrease but noticeably faster due to the original length.

So if you don't download tons of games, and you play a lot of open world games, then an SSD might be the way to go.

For everyone else a SSHD / Hybrid HDD is the way to go for better load speeds, more space, and at a lower cost $100 for a 1 TB. If anything I feel the Pro should have used standard 3.5" HDD, considering it's size it should fit, and it would allow for much more storage and faster read speeds, at cheaper prices and that would be a selling another point of the Pro. That way we could of used 4TB Hybrid HDD for just $150.

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ziggurcat1007d ago (Edited 1007d ago )

the only way i'd get a SSD is if it didn't cost as much as a PS4 Pro to get 2TBs of capacity. until that time, I'm just going to stick with the 5400rpm drive since in the amount of research that I'd done back before I was going to swap out the HDD in my PS3, there's very little - if any at all - difference in performance between a 5400rpm drive, and 7200rpm drive in a console. Obviously there's a noticeable difference between 5400rpm, and SSD, but I'm also not going to spend more money on a 7200rpm drive if it only amounts to ~1/2 a second less time waiting for something to load.

edit: the one thing the PS4/PS4 Pro sorely needs, though, is external HDD support. I'm hoping, as I'm sure a lot of people are as well, that they implement that functionality with the Pro (at the very least).

KwietStorm1007d ago

Get a SSHD. About same cost as a regular hard drive, with speed benefits.

Elda1007d ago

Can't wait for Nov. 10th!

TankCrossing1007d ago

Particularly good news for open world games where the Pro might need to stream in higher resolution textures than the base model. Hopefully the drive that ships in the Pro isn't another 5400RPM slowpoke though, as if it is then devs will need to cater for that and the benefits of SATA3 will be limited to load times.

arkard1007d ago (Edited 1007d ago )

Disregard, misread your post.

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