PS4 Pro Videos and Pictures Show Mechanical Buttons, Hard Drive Swapping and More; HDD Model Revealed

on November 5, 2016 8:18 AM

With the PS4 Pro just a few days away, more videos and info are being shared by early users, and more specifically by Twitter user Juniper Roth, who managed to purchase an unit from a Walmart store that broke the street date.

Today he shared three new videos. The first showcases the console’s mechanical buttons in action. The second is a nice look at how you can extract the hard disk drive to swap it, and the third shows the loading time on Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare.

What’s even more interesting, are the pictures shared about the Hard Disk Drive (which you can see at the bottom of the post), that allow us to identify the precise make and model. It’s a Hitachi HGST Travelstar 5K1000, model number HTS541010A9E680, part number 0J38013, identifying it as a standard model. Its rotational speed is 5400 RPM.

Interestingly, the specific model uncovered here on the PS4 Pro appears to be still the older SATA 3GB/s HGST Travelstar 5K1000, while currently HGST sells a newer iteration with the same part number and a SATA 6GB/s interface.

You can find the full specs for the newer model directly on HGST’s webpage, while we managed to find a spec sheet for the specific model on the PS4 Pro on macsales.com, where it’s priced at $65. The newer model can be easily found for prices between $55 and $60 at retailers like Newegg or Amazon.

It’s worth mentioning that the data below is for part number 0J22413, which is basically identical. In any case, it’s quite likely that HDDs with different part numbers will be included in different units of the console, depending on batch, manufacturing plant and other variables.

Travelstar™ 5K1000 is a 5400 RPM, 500GB/platter, 2.5-inch hard drive available in 640GB, 750GB and 1TB models. This standard 9.5mm, two-disk design, intended for use in notebook PCs, external storage, gaming consoles and other mobile applications, leverages Advanced Format, which increases the physical sector size on hard drives from 512 bytes to 4096 (4K) bytes to increase drive capacities and improve error correction capabilities. Consult the HGST Advanced Format Technology Brief for more information on using these hard drives. The Travelstar 5K1000 is the first 1TB 2.5-inch HDD with a 6Gb/s SATA interface and delivers best-of-breed 5400 RPM performance in PCMark 7 and PCMark Vantage testing. The 5K1000 continues to demonstrate HGST’s ecological leadership with its halogen-free design and power-efficient operation, and carries the EcoTrac classification. Travelstar 5K1000 delivers the highest mobile capacity with excellent performance to meet the needs of consumers and commercial users in an eco-friendly, rugged design.

  • Form Factor: 2.5″ HDD
  •  Interface: SATA 3.0Gb/s4
  • Capacity1.0TB
  • Formatted Capacity931GiB
  •  Rotational Speed: 5,400 RPM
  •  Cache / Data Buffer: 8MB
  •  Manufacturer Model Number: 0J22413
  •  RoHS Compliant: Yes

The full spec sheet can also be found in the gallery at the bottom of the post.

You can check out all the videos below, and if you want to see more assets from the PS4 pro, you can find more about Uncharted 4 and the console itself, a look at Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare and even more videos and a load times comparison here.



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