Nyko Unveils Data Bank for PS4, Makes 3.5″ Hard Drives Compatible as Internal Storage

January 6, 2015 Written by Jason Dunning

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At the 2015 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) this week, Nyko unveiled a couple of new PlayStation 4 accessories – the Data Bank and Type Pad.

Planned for launch in the first half of 2015, the Data Bank for PS4 is a hard drive dock that replaces the top of the console and the 2.5” hard drive in order to provide compatibility with 3.5” hard drives as internal storage. Nyko explained what advantages this gives you:

The solution eliminates the need for an external hard drive, which currently cannot support game installs or save data. This also allows for larger storage, faster running speeds and less expensive prices found with 3.5” hard drives. 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.

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As for the Type Pad, that’s shipping in the first half of 2015 and is compatible with all Bluetooth keyboard-enabled apps and games. Attaching to the bottom of DualShock 4 controllers, it allows you to chat with friends during multiplayer and it also includes a mini-analog nub for quick menu navigation. It can be turned off to conserve battery life, with recharging done through any standard micro-USB cable.

Potential prices weren’t revealed for either of the new accessories.

Do you plan on buying the Data Bank or Type Pad?