PlayStation 4 Blu-ray drives spins 3 times faster than PS3

PlayStation 4 blu-rayThe PlayStation 4 will feature some seriously advanced hardware, whether it’s the CPU, GPU, or the RAM. While the console will feature a large, built-in hard drive, the Blu-ray drive will still be the main way to get games to the console.

And Sony has made sure to cut down loading times considerably on the PlayStation 4 compared to its predecessor. The company confirmed at GDC today that the Blu-ray drive found in the PlayStation 4 is much more efficient, is smaller in size (internally), and most importantly: it spins the Blu-ray game disc 3 times faster than the PS3 does.

Technically, the PlayStation 4 Blu-ray speed is rated at 6x, for maximum read speed of 27 MBs per second. That’s a big step up from the PS3, which only had a 2x speed that maxed out at 9 MB/s.

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  • RonaldRayguns

    I wonder how fast the Wii U spins, ha.

    • http://www.facebook.com/TomHoskinsIntrepidExplorer Tom Hoskins

      22.5 MB/s so slower but not massively so.

      • RonaldRayguns

        and how much can the wii u’s discs hold, probably wouldn’t even be able to handle a PS4 game it would be all slow and shitty

        • gobrowniesgo

          upwards of 30gb..(guess) …but some games are over 22gb as of now..

          • ps4ultimania

            i believe its 2 25gb layers or more i could be wrong but ik each layer is 25gb

        • Gilbert Nicks

          RonaldRayGuns your responses are nothing more than fanboyism… Cross platforming is always possible. Take a look at all the ports over the years. The only limitations I can think of (if we can pretend the publishers done care and just want to release if possible) Engine compatibility(most seem to already be on Wii-U), Controls (wii-u has just about same layout as all the others now), Will they need to downgrade anything ( as of right now probably not but still in the air) As for load times… Lets not kid ourselves… most games on PS3 required a partial or full install on the Hard drive and load times were still bad. They need remove the requirement of installing any part of the game unless a update or DLC and Improve Data read Speed rate. this is from exp on all the consoles. In my eyes as far as FUN, High replay value, none of the new consoles have come close to what Dreamcast and Playstation 2 had to offer… Dreamcast was the better console (Units sold
          10.6 million 2 years time thats not including the 2 major sales that went on after that sold out of all the stock back in 2005 and another sale in 2010) but was dropped due to the media blitz by sony (sony of japan even admits DC was a better console for first 3 years) Playstation 2 due to its life span got a great line up of games later down the road with a serge of arcade ports and arcade style games… Yes i enjoy COD style games and Dragon age style games as much as the next guy… but we are getting way too many games in this day in age that has 0 replay value… unless ur a achievement junkie or have very bad OCD… most games you just play one time and thats it. I dont care if they come out on PS4, 720 or Wii-U, but I want more games like Power stone 1&2, Gauntlet legends, Mars Matrix, After Burner, House of the Dead, Galaga, and many other arcade style games. Yes get creative and if you want a really in depth story and Go nuts on visuals sure great…. but come on give me something i want to go back to and play…

          GIVE ME ZONE OF THE ENDERS 3 1 was good and 2 was GREAT…. the story mode was awesome and the arcade style modes were even better… added a replay value on the game higher than most IMO

          • Metal_Man_v2

            Dreamcast was a good console? I had so many games that were plagued with glitches on the dreamcast that ran perfectly when they were ported over to the gamecube. Namely Sonic. Characters getting deleted from the world and all kinds of crazy stuff happening on the dreamcast version.

        • Cerus98

          Wii U discs are blu ray type as well, 25 gigs per layer.

        • ps4ultimania

          are you a troll that trolls other consoles too???/ RESPECT ALL THESE COMPANIES!!! they dont have to be making these great consoles for you but they do anyways so give them respect !! nintendo micrsoft and sony work there butt off for you!!!! to bring out these great consoles if you dont like what nintendo brought to the table dont talk about it my wiiu is great and i cant wait for my ps4

          • RonaldRayguns

            Nu uh, you.

  • RonaldRayguns

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  • Easter_egg27

    I hope multiplatform games release on wii u too, not just PS4 and “Xbox 720″

    • RonaldRayguns

      It wont beable to handle them

      • gobrowniesgo

        Prove it..

        • Austin

          Wii: 60GFlops. PS3: 360GFlops. 6x more powerful.
          Wii U: 450GFlops. PS4: 1800GFlops. 4x more powerful.

      • Easter_egg27

        I think they will, the difference beetween wii u and PS4 is not as it is beetween wii and ps3

      • ps4ultimania

        it willl definatly handle them it just wont be graphicly supior to ps4 720….i think there just outta here

      • SoulSilverZero

        won’t* be able*

        • RonaldRayguns

          ohmy verynice

          • http://www.facebook.com/people/Chris-Bingham/100000260255063 Chris Bingham

            Oh my, very nice*

  • Metal_Man_v2

    Sony seems to really be pushing for a fast and efficient console. I’m fine with that.

  • Cerus98

    I hope people are seeing Nvidias recent statement on the PS4 hardware as true. My two year old blu ray drive in my desktop is an 8x and that’s not even top of the line now. 12x readers plus burners can be had for less than 50 bucks now. Like N said, mid-range at best.

    • ps4ultimania

      well consoles and computers are very diferent rly

      • Cerus98

        Not according to Sony. The PS4 is a “supercharged PC” remember?

        • ps4ultimania

          thats what it seems like but rly its a gaming console that has the power of a pc

          • Cerus98

            Did you watch the same announcement that I did? PC hardware, X86 architecture and a CPU you’ll be able to buy and use in your own PCs. Not to mention Sony saying its a super charged PC. Regardless, optical drives are the same whether in a console or not and its still not even a midrange drive.

  • mestace

    3 times read speed but x15 the ram. Still have to install games. It will be more interresting to know about the HDD.