Games By Jan. 7, 2015 12:30 pm
Nyko’s Data Bank unlocks terabytes of cheap storage for PS4 | Games | Geek.com

When you purchase a PS4 it comes with a healthy amount of storage in the form of a 500GB hard drive. However, with new games now regularly storing north of 40GB of data on to that drive, you’re soon going to reach the point of managing that data or upgrading the internal 2.5-inch SATA hard drive. Sony has made that a pretty painless operation as it did with the PS3 previously, but peripheral manufacturer Nyko has seen a gap in the market that could save you some cash at the expense of the PS4’s overall look.

Nyko has used CES to announce the Data Bank for PS4. It’s an enclosure for 3.5-inch hard drives that clips on to the top of your console. While the Data Bank has been made to match the look of the PS4, it’s not exactly pretty, so why would you even consider using it? The answer is storage capacity and cost.

It’s possible to upgrade the PS4’s internal drive to a 2TB unit, which will cost you around $110 according to Amazon. However, if you hook up the Nyko Data Bank you can instead use a 3.5-inch 2TB drive, which costs around $80. That’s a $30, but it’s eaten up by the fact the Data Bank is expected to cost between $30-$40. That’s where the other advantage of using 3.5-inch drives comes into play: you aren’t limited to 2TB drives and can easily double, maybe even triple that depending on how well supported such huge drives are by the PS4.

Nyko’s Data Bank unlocks terabytes of cheap storage for PS4 | Games | Geek.com

It seems unlikely anyone would need more than 2TB of storage in their PS4, but that could change as the console matures, games inevitably get bigger, and there are more of them to purchase and play. Nyko has also been clever enough to design the Data Bank so it doesn’t take up any ports on the PS4. It simply plugs into the power out with a pass through for the PS4 power cable.

Nyko’s Data Bank unlocks terabytes of cheap storage for PS4 | Games | Geek.com

If your PS4 hard drive is already getting pretty full then the Data Bank may be a worthwhile upgrade. This is especially true if you happen to have a 3.5-inch hard drive lying around to use. The only caveat here being we haven’t seen the Data Bank in action yet, so we don’t know how well it performs compared to a standard internal drive.

Now read: PlayStation Now subscription unlocks unlimited play for over 100 PS3 games

Nyko’s Data Bank unlocks terabytes of cheap storage for PS4 | Games | Geek.com

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