CES 2015: Nyko shows off a new PS4 Data Bank upgrade kit

PS4 Data Bank 2Nyko released a few peripherals for the PlayStation 4 last year, and they are getting an early start for 2015. At CES 2015 they showed off the Data Bank for PlayStation 4. This is a hard drive dock that will sit on top of your PlayStation 4 and will allow the system to support a 3.5-inch hard drive, instead of the standard 2.5-inch hard drives.

To install the doc you will need to remove the hard drive cover on the PS4. Once removed plug in the dock and power cord. The power cord connects directly to the back of the PS4 power input, so you can power the system and dock at the same time using the system power cable. Once setup you can use a 3.5-inch hard drive. These larger PC hard drives cost far less than the laptop (2.5-inch) hard drives and are available in much larger capacities. Currently Nyko announced that the Data Bank supports up to 6 TB before having any problems.

Nyko hopes to launch the new peripheral in the second quarter of this year, and it should be in the $30-$40 range. Hard drives will need to be purchased separately. From a cost standpoint this is a total winner. With the intended price of the Data Bank and a massive 1-4 terabyte hard drive, it’s still a fraction of the cost of just a large capacity laptop hard drive or solid state drive.

I like the idea of this dock but it just looks massive on top of the PlayStation 4. My first concern is the heat coming from the larger hard drive. I imagine that anyone that has their PlayStation 4 standing upright will need to reconsider this if they want to use the Data Bank.


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