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Nyko PS4 Data Bank Adds Room for 3.5″ Hard Drives: Bigger Brain, Bigger Noggin

by Lambert Varias
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One thing the Xbox One has over the PS4 is that Microsoft’s console can use external USB drives to store game data. You can upgrade the PS4’s internal drive, but it only has room for 2.5″ drives. Thankfully PS4 users will soon be able to use 3.5″ drives with Sony’s console, via the Nyko PS4 Data Bank.

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The PS4 Data Bank takes over the space of the PS4’s faceplate and drive bay. It comes with an adapter that connects to the PS4’s power input, so you don’t need to plug it into an outlet. Here’s a brief demo of the add on courtesy of IGN:

In case you didn’t watch the video, Nyko told IGN that the PS4 Data Bank will be released on the 2nd quarter of this year for around $30 to $40 (USD). If only Nyko can increase my Internet connection’s speed as well so I can go beyond dreaming of downloading a full game.

[via Pocket-lint]

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Comments (4):

  1. Dave says:

    I’m a little confused, does it work in conjunction with the internal drive, or do you have to remove the internal drive to use the 3.5″ one? It would be a little less attractive if you have to find a way of copying all the data from the original drive before you can use it.

    • Nyko’s site seems down at the moment so I don’t have access to first hand information, but your second assumption is probably the correct one. I’m pretty sure this is because the PS4 won’t let you install games on a drive that’s connected only via its USB port, which would defeat the purpose of this add-on.

      So I think the Data Bank will connect to the PS4’s SATA port in order to be recognized as an internal drive, and that means you’ll have to take out the console’s original hard drive.

  2. RoseRage8t says:

    Hahahaha how pathetic and stupid does this look!!!? WiiU has had this option from day one with usb HDD upto 2TB. Talk about behind the times

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