PS4 Pro has been confirmed to utilize Sata 3.0, which means it can benefit with faster access to the hard disk drive. This in turn means that SSD can have an actual benefit if we install them on the PS4 Pro.
A new video has been shared on YouTube which showcases the user utilizing an SSD on his PS4. He tests different games using this SSD and the first one that is used for the test is Bloodborne.
If you haven’t played Bloodborne at launch, you might have no idea of its load times, which were almost double in length to their current state. They could take more than half minute at worst. These load times were reduced further in the subsequent patches but they were still annoying, sometimes taking upwards of 10 secs after death.
Now that it is possible to utilize a fast hard disk on the PS4 Pro, the load times for Bloodborne are a thing of the past as they now barely take 5 seconds. You can see this in action in the video below.
The user has has also tested Witcher 3 which, as expected, loads much faster on the PS4 Pro with SSD installed than a regular PS4.
Meanwhile Final Fantasy XIV appears to have received some noticeable improvement in load times on the PS4 Pro, as shared by a user on the official Final Fantasy XIV forums. The difference here appears to be huge and completely transforms the experience of the game.
Model: Initial type PS 4 → PS 4 Pro
SSD: Initial HDD → SanDisk 960 G Ultra II
★ early type PS4 → ★ change after PS4 PRO
Launcher start 26s (sec) → 20s
20s to 15s until the start → 15s
Until login 33s → 14s
FC House → rim support Mansion 11s → 5s
FC House → Idiru Shire 45s → 7s
FC House → Guridania 21s → 5s
FC House → Rominsa 33s → 5s
FC House → Urudaha 20s → 5s
FC House → Moduna 25s → 5s
FC House → Ishugarudo 13s → 5s
PlayStation Pro is available today and can be bought for $399. It comes equipped with a 1 TB hard disk which can be easily taken out and upgraded to either SSD or a higher capacity hard disk.