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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    October 13, 2016 7:43 AM

    Daniel Perez posted a new article, PlayStation 4 Pro expected to support SATA 3.0

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      October 13, 2016 8:20 AM

      Finally SSDs will have a more tangible benefit!

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        October 13, 2016 8:45 AM

        They'd be wise to put a Hybrid SSD/Platter drive in the damn thing.

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        October 13, 2016 8:51 AM

        Yup yup. I'm sure I'll eventually get one once they're dirt cheap, just to put an SSD and all the PS4 games I'll ever care about onto it. No particular rush right now though.

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      October 13, 2016 8:52 AM

      Surely "decreased loading times" rather than "less loading times"?

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      October 13, 2016 9:42 AM

      what....? the ps4 only supports SATA2? that is bizarre as fuck to me.

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        October 13, 2016 5:20 PM

        Yeah that's weird, SATA 3.0 is old.

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      October 13, 2016 9:50 AM

      Cool, one of my good news of the day.

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      October 13, 2016 11:34 AM

      Very cool, awesome news.

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      October 13, 2016 11:36 AM

      I wish consoles supported storage tiers. Put whatever game I last played on SSD, keep the archive on disk.

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