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Nyko Brings Data Bank Hard Drive Add-On To Xbox One

by Mike Futter on Dec 22, 2015 at 05:44 AM

At the beginning of this year, Nyko announced a conversion kit for the PlayStation 4 that allows use of larger 3.5-inch hard drive replacements. The company is now bringing something similar to Xbox One.

Unlike the PlayStation 4, which supports internal hard drive upgrading, the Xbox One uses external hard drives for additional space. The $40 peripheral is a housing for 3.5-inch drives, which are typically less expensive than standalone, portable drives.

This version of the Data Bank plugs into a rear USB port and requires a separate power supply. Nyko says the device is available now, but does not seem to be live on the company’s online store yet.


Our Take
I reached the point of needing more storage on both the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One months ago. This is certainly an option, but given how big the Xbox One already is, make sure you have the clearance for the added height.