The new PlayStation 5 isn’t available yet — there’s not even a set release date yet — but some YouTubers have gotten their hands on it, including Dave Lee of the Dave2D channel. The post cracks me up for the console yesterday, and if you’re curious about how the removable drive works, this is the best look you can get without buying the $499.99 PS5 yourself later this month.
Lee After removing the PS5’s plastic side cover, you’ll see the drive sitting there with three screws staring back at you. At first I thought they were pentagonal screws, but then a zoom in shot showed they were just standard Phillips screws. A Phillips head, if you will. Well, there are no surprises. well
But only then Pop out immediately. The screws were a red herring! What an elegant style!
When Lee pulls the drive to the side, a connector appears surrounded by a rectangular hexagon, where the drive connector rests. That’s what I love about the design of devices like the PowerMac G5. You see the thing, hold it in your hand and pull it out – no hard, angular plastic connector to poke your sweaty fingers. delicious
Regardless of drive, the new PS5 is a handsome system if you’re a fan of Dracula’s pointy collar found in the first edition. When Lee places it next to the original, the difference in size is more radical than in the previous comparison, even if the size is not actually different; While it’s still bigger than the Xbox Series Lee says, it feels noticeably lighter – great if you’re taking your PS5 with you for an afternoon walk (or to your friend’s house).
If you want to see the rest of the teardown process, here’s the full video.
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