When the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One were released at the end of 2013, they were both shipped with 500GB of internal storage. At around half a terabyte, that initially seemed like a large amount of hard-drive space for installing games and saving data. However, just over one year after being launched – and with more games hitting the market at a constant rate – 500GB suddenly doesn’t seem like a lot.
Naturally, many PlayStation 4 users have been trying to find ways to expand the console’s storage, but results have been limited. Now, it seems a solution is just around the corner with the Data Bank. Created by video game peripheral developer Nyko, the Data Bank attaches itself to your PS4 console and allows gamers to use 3.5 inch hard drives, which the console will treat as internal storage.
Nyko says the device will eliminate the need for external hard drive storage which struggles to support save data and game installations:
The design of the replacement dock lid seamlessly matches the minimalist design of the PS4. Once a 3.5″ drive is slid into the Data Bank, a built-in LED strip illuminates while the console is accessing its memory.
Currently, there is no news about when the device will be released or how much it will cost, but reports indicate that it could be hitting the shelves during the first half of this year.
Stay tuned, as we’ll be sure to keep you posted when we hear more.