4Gamer interviewed Sony Interactive Entertainment’s vice president Masayasu Ito, who originally said the PlayStation 4 Pro wouldn’t support SATA 3.0. Sony then sent a followup statement in order to correct Ito-san’s statement, which it confirms SATA 3.0 will actually be supported.
The PlayStation 4 supports SATA 2.0, which can limit the types of drives that can be connected to the console. With SATA 3.0 support, future PlayStation 4 Pro owners can have the option of switching out the included 1TB hard drive for a faster one, especially if it’s being replaced with an SSD.
This is great news for those who have always wanted to install a faster drive to their PlayStation 4, but were limited due to its SATA 2.0 support. Now that the PlayStation 4 Pro is expected to support SATA 3.0, you’ll be able to access your games at a much faster rate, giving us all less loading times and faster download speeds, so long as you have the bandwidth for it.
The PlayStation 4 Pro is scheduled to release on November 10.