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PlayStation 4 Pro will support SATA 3.0 Hard Drive interface

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PlayStation 4 Pro will accept hard drives with connection of Serial ATA version 3.0, it was confirmed by Sony.


In a few weeks, Sony will bring the PS4 Pro in the market, which should ensure a high-end console with powerful hardware for some improvement in the games.

Sony Interactive Entertainment Japan & Asia has sent a press release to 4Gamer website to confirm that PlayStation 4 Pro will use the SATA 3.0 interface, instead of the 2.0 as erroneously informed earlier.

The news comes from an interview with the Vice President of Sony Interacive Entertainment, Masayasu Ito, who told 4Gamer that PS4 Pro, like current models of PlayStation 4 would only be compatible with Serial ATA version 2.0. Sony sent a correction stating that PlayStation 4 Pro accepts 3.0 version.

The SATA III interface is the third generation of SATA and works at 6GB per second performance supported bandwidth with up to 600MB/s, double of that of SATA II.

This difference means that, with hard drives prepared for it, the games would benefit from a reduced load times. This will have a considerable impact (positively) on video game load times, especially concerned for the games that are loaded on SSD drives for high performance.

We do not know why this feature has been communicated incorrectly in the past but Sony wanted to finally shed light on the matter.

PlayStation 4 Pro will launch on November 10 with a price of 399 dollars.