PlayStation 4 HDD Detailed, Next-Gen Console Gets Measured And Weighed

It's been a long time since we last heard something new regarding the hardware packed inside Sony's next-generation game console, the PlayStation 4. Today, courtesy of some in-depth analysis conducted on a debug unit of the next-generation console by German consumer hardware related magazine ComputerBild, we have some new details to share.

According to the publication, the HDD (hard disk drive) inside the PlayStation 4 reads "HGST 2.5" with a spindle speed of 5400 RPM. While the speed of the drive is much lesser than the 7200 RPM that we are used to these days, 5400 RPM isn't that bad either. This lower speed rating is usually found in "green" HDDs. Additionally, a PS4 can accommodate 2.5" drives that are less than 12.5mm in height. We are most certain that most of you will swap the default HDD for a much faster one with at least two times the storage capacity.

ComputerBild also revealed the weight of the new DualShock 4 controller, which weighs 214 grams. In other words, PS4's controller weights more than the old-Gen DualShock 3 (190 grams). Also, the debug unit weights 2,764 grams, and we expect the retail box to weigh just as much. Its dimensions are: 30.5 x 27.6 x 5.4 cm (width x depth x height).

And lastly, the PS4 is confirmed to support only HDMI and nothing else. Kiss your old CRT monitors goodbye, but we guess that you've already done that and purchased shiny new 1080p TVs to which you plan to hook up your new PS4, as and when it arrives next month.