PS4 Pro Hard Drive Can Be Replaced, Cerny Confirms

October 21, 2016 Written by Jason Dunning

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As part of his PlayStation 4 Pro technical meeting with media earlier this week, Mark Cerny talked about the innards of the console, including its 1TB hard drive. Although he wouldn’t say if Sony was planning on releasing a 2TB model of the PS4 Pro, he did confirm to The Verge that you’ll be able to replace the HDD, just like the standard PS4 model.

GameSpot also confirmed with Sony that the PS4 Pro uses a SATA 3.0 interface, which supports solid-state drives that scale up to 6GB/s, double the speed of the standard PS4’s SATA 2.0 interface.

According to Cerny, PS4 Pro-ready games won’t be larger in size than regular PS4 games.

When the PS4 Pro launches on November 10 for $399 USD, it will include the newest DualShock 4 model with a piece of the light bar appearing on the front of the controller. Asked if Sony had any plans to sell an official upgraded controller like Microsoft has done with the Xbox One Elite controller, Cerny replied by saying they aren’t interested:

We want to keep PlayStation 4 as a single unified audience. We need to be quite careful to the enhancements we add to the controller. But it’s not the sort of thing that’s going to create haves and have nots.

While Sony isn’t working on an Elite controller for PlayStation 4, other companies are. The Emio Elite Controller is coming on November 10 for $89.99, but it doesn’t appear to be officially licensed. BigBen Interactive’s NACON brand, meanwhile, has announced the Revolution Pro Controller, an officially licensed PS4 controller, but no details or images have been released yet.

Stay tuned for more PS4 Pro details from Mark Cerny later today.

[Source: The Verge, GameSpot, Emio, PowerUp Gaming]