Being a PlayStation 4 fan, I am sure that the thought would have crossed your mind regarding better solutions for getting additional hard drive space on your console.
While the Nyko Data Bank isn’t a hard drive itself; it is really just a dock body that lets you attach a bigger hard drive that sizes 3.5″ to your console.
As you can see in the image above, the Nyko Data Bank attaches to the top of the PlayStation 5 making it a not so ugly combination.
However, that is not the reason why this is news; it is news because you get to add internal hard drives that usually come for a cheaper price than the external ones – making it easier for you to get more space.
According to what Nyko has said itself at their CES 2015 appearance, this is going to be one of the simplest solutions to the hard drive problem that many of the PlayStation 4 users have:
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.
It is expected that the Nyko Data Bank will be released in the United States for a price tag of around 30 to 40 dollars. We are still waiting for the manufacturers to announce more details about the European release of the peripheral.