Data Bank for PlayStation®4

Product Overview

$39.99

Easily upgrade the PlayStation®4's hard-drive space up to 8TB*. The Data Bank for PlayStation®4 allows the use of a 3.5'' hard drive to be used as internal storage instead of the stock 2.5'' hard drive that comes pre-installed on the system. 3.5" drives are less expensive at higher capacities than the 2.5" drive inherently supported by the PS4. Typically 3.5" hard drives have a higher read/write speed than 2.5" hard drives, which may slightly improve load times in many games. The Data Bank also features a front facing LED indicator which illustrates when the PlayStation®4 is accessing or saving content on the hard drive. The Data Bank is powered by a built-in power pass-through cord so it does not require its own power outlet.

 

Installing the Data Bank is easy and takes only a few minutes. After backing up your saved data, simply remove the top cover of the PS4™ and take out the internal 2.5" hard drive by removing one screw via the included screw driver. Slide the included Universal Cartridge into place, fasten it down with the screw and then snap the Data Bank onto the top of the PS4™. Once installed, place a SATA 3 3.5" hard drive into the Data Bank and attach the cover. The last step is to plug the power pass-through cord into the PS4™ and then plug the PS4™ power cord into the pass-through cord. Detailed instructions on how to back up and transfer PS4™ save files, Data Bank installation and how to initialize the PS4™ firmware on a new drive are included in the box. You can download the latest version of the PS4™ firmware HERE

 

With the Data Bank installed, the storage capacity of the PS4™ can be expanded up to 8TB*, drastically increasing the amount of games and save files that can be stored on the system. 

 

  • Easily upgrade the storage capacity of the PS4™ up to 8TB*
  • Uses any SATA 3 3.5'' hard drive instead of more expensive, slower 2.5" drives
  • Save money and get more storage with a 3.5" hard drive over 2.5" drives
  • The faster read/write speed of 3.5" hard drive may improve load times of most games
  • LED indicators illustrate when the PS4™ is saving content or accessing the hard drive.
  • Power pass-through cord utilizes the standard PS4™ power cord to power the hard drive - Does not require its own power outlet
  • Modular - Compatible with other Nyko modular items for PS4™


*With the 3.50 firmware update for PS4™ we recommend up to 4TB for models below CUH-1200 and for models above CUH-1200, we recommend up to 8TB.

 

*3.5" hard drive not included.

 

Note: You must be running PlayStation®4 firmware 3.50 or higher to use above mentioned hard drive sizes.

 

Not compatible with PS4™ Slim or PS4™ Pro

Features

  • Expanded StorageIncrease the internal capacity of the PS4 beyond the standard pre-installed hard drive for saved games and digital downloads - Up to 8TB*
  • 3.5Enables the use of 3.5" hard drives which are faster and available in higher capacities at a lower cost than 2.5" drives
  • Easy installationAttaches onto the top of the PS4 console by only accessing a single screw - Screw driver included
  • Power Pass-throughA built-in power pass-through cord powers the drive without pulling additional power from the console

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Data Bank for PlayStation®4 Support FAQ

  1. 1. Does the Data Bank for PlayStation®4 come with a 3.5

    No, the Data Bank for PlayStation®4 does not come with a 3.5" hard drive.

  2. 2. What hard drive capacity is recommended in the Data Bank for PlayStation®4?

    With the 3.50 firmware update for PS4™ we recommend up to 4TB for models below CUH-1200 and for models above CUH-1200, we recommend up to 8TB. Using a higher capacity drive could cause rest mode to not function properly and could potentially cause other issues.

     

    **Note: You must be running PlayStation®4 firmware 3.50 or higher to use above mentioned hard drive sizes.

  3. 3. I put my USB drive in the PlayStation®4 and I get a message saying “Cannot Find Update File”. What do I do?

    Check that you are using the correct file for the PlayStation®4 firmware. You can get the file from the PlayStation® website. Once you have the correct file, make sure you create a folder on a USB flash drive named “PS4” and then created a folder inside that folder named “UPDATE”. Make sure to capitalize both “PS4” and “UPDATE” when making the folders. Once the folder is created, place the firmware file in the “UPDATE” folder and plug the USB drive in the PlayStation®4, then run the initialization.

  4. 4. What type of hard drive do you recommend using with the Data Bank for PlayStation®4?

    We recommend using a SATA 3 3.5” hard drive from a reputable brand.

  5. 5. Can I use the Intercooler and Data Bank at the same time?

    Yes, both the Intercooler and Data Bank can be used simultaneously on the PlayStation®4.

  6. 6. How do I backup my save data?

    For instructions on how to back up your save data, please see our “how to” video for further assistance: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jvphHM4DzOk

     

    **Please note we do not recommend using the backup and restore feature and instead to only transfer your data manually by using a USB flash drive.

  7. 7. After installing the Data Bank, I am able to access my digital content, but when using a disc I get an error. How do I resolve this issue?

    There is a possibility there is an issue with the hard drive, we recommend trying to use a different hard drive. If you are still experiencing issues, please contact customer support. Our support team can be contacted here.

  8. 8. I installed the new firmware on the PlayStation®4, but every time I start up the console it goes in to safe mode. How do I resolve this issue?

    There is a possibility there is an issue with the hard drive, we recommend trying to use a different hard drive. If you are still experiencing issues, please contact customer support. Our support team can be contacted here.

  9. 9. Once I put the hard drive into the Data Bank and press the power button, the PlayStation®4 does not go into safe mode and I receive a message saying

    There is a possibility there is an issue with the hard drive, we recommend trying to use a different hard drive. If you are still experiencing issues, please contact customer support. Our support team can be contacted here.

  10. 10. What is a Universal Catridge?

    The Universal Catrdige is a SATA cartridge designed to allow capatibility of the Data Bank with the current and previous models of the PlayStation®4.

     

  11. 11. The SATA cartridge does not fit in the PlayStation®4.

    You might have a CUH-1200 or above model PlayStation®4. This will require the Universal Cartridge to install the Data Bank. If you purchase a Data Bank and did not receive a Universal Cartridge and have a CUH-1200 or above model PlayStation®4, our customer support team will be able to provide you one. Our support team can be contacted here.

  12. 12. I am receiving a message saying “Cannot access system storage”. What do I do to resolve this?

    First, check to make sure the Data Bank is installed correctly. Once you have verified it is, make sure the hard drive is installed properly in the Data Bank. You should feel it getting snug when pushing the hard drive in. If this does not resolve the issue, please contact our support team here.

     

    **If you are experiencing issues not covered in this FAQ, please contact customer support for further assistance. Customer support can be contacted here.

  13. 13. Is the Data Bank compatible with the PS4 Slim or PS4 Pro?

    No, the Data Bank is not compatible with the PS4 Slim or PS4 Pro.