PlayStation 4 Pro expected to support SATA 3.0

SATA 3.0 support means we'll finally be able to install a fast SSD drive to our PS4, which is a much better storage option than a standard HDD.


Sony announced its PlayStation 4 Pro back in September, and since its reveal, we’ve learned a number of things about the upcoming console including its inability to play 4K Blu-Ray disc and some of its accessories. Today, we’re learning the PlayStation 4 Pro is expected to support SATA 3.0.

4Gamer interviewed Sony Interactive Entertainment’s vice president Masayasu Ito, who originally said the PlayStation 4 Pro wouldn’t support SATA 3.0. Sony then sent a followup statement in order to correct Ito-san’s statement, which it confirms SATA 3.0 will actually be supported.

The PlayStation 4 supports SATA 2.0, which can limit the types of drives that can be connected to the console. With SATA 3.0 support, future PlayStation 4 Pro owners can have the option of switching out the included 1TB hard drive for a faster one, especially if it’s being replaced with an SSD.

This is great news for those who have always wanted to install a faster drive to their PlayStation 4, but were limited due to its SATA 2.0 support. Now that the PlayStation 4 Pro is expected to support SATA 3.0, you’ll be able to access your games at a much faster rate, giving us all decreased loading times and faster download speeds, so long as you have the bandwidth for it.

The PlayStation 4 Pro is scheduled to release on November 10.

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