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

on October 12, 2016 10:42 PM

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 would the Serial ATA (SATA) 2.0 interface 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.

This increases the data transfer rate with the hard disk drive from 3.0 Gbit/s to 6.0 Gbit/s, improving quite significantly the storage and data transfer performance of the console.

It’ll be interesting to see how much this will influence elements like loading and installation times, but we’ll have to wait for real-world tests in order to know for sure.

 /  Executive News Editor
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