Sony PS4 Pro Stock 1TB Hard Drive Doesn’t Meet SATA III Speeds
Sony PS4 Pro was just released and while it is a 4K gaming console there seems to be a misleading bit of information from the companies side. While it is claimed that the Sony PS4 Pro stock 1TB HDD is SATA III compliant reports claim that it does not meet the SATA III speeds.
The Sony PS4 Pro HDD only rocks 5400 RPM and this means that it is not capable of hitting SATA III speeds, up to 6 GB per second transfer rate. This has been uncovered by the guys at iFixit that also tore down the Sony PS4 Pro.
They found that the HDD is capable of 3 GB per second which meets the SATA II standard. SATA III protocol was released for SSDs that were being bottlenecked and it seems that the only way to take advantage of the SATA III protocol on the PS4 Pro is to replace the stock HDD with a fairly expensive SSD drive.
Considering the price of the Sony PS4 Pro you would expect to get fast storage to say the least. This is very disappointing to note that you are getting slower storage when it comes to the latest consoles.
Whatever the case may be users are reporting that the installation speeds from DVDs are pretty snappy. Plus the Sony PS4 Pro come with upgraded WiFi, up to 5GHz frequencies across 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac protocols. This means that game downloads are quicker as well.
While some people are taking advantage of the new internet chip others are reporting problems with 4K HDR TVs where the PS4 Pro just won’t work. Sony has yet to address the issue. Gamers are being told that their TVs are not 4K ready.
The Sony PS4 Pro will cost you $399. It has the following specifications:
- CPU: 8 Jaguar Cores at 2.1GHz
- GPU: 4.20 TFLOPs Polaris GPU
- Memory: 8 GB GDDR5, 218 GB/s
What do you think about the Sony PS4 Pro?