The brand new PlayStation 5 hasn’t come out but — it doesn’t actually have a particular launch date — however just a few YouTubers have gotten their fingers on it, together with Dave Lee from the Dave2D channel. Lee posted his teardown of the console yesterday, and in case you’ve been inquisitive about how that removable disc drive works, that is the perfect look you’ll get at it with out shopping for the $499.99 PS5 your self later this month.
After Lee pries off the PS5’s plastic facet cowl, you possibly can see the drive sitting there with three screws staring again at you. I believed they had been pentalobe screws at first, however a later zoomed-in shot exhibits they’re simply normal crosshead screws. Philips head, in case you like. Okay, no surprises there. Good.
It could possibly’t be that straightforward. However it’s! Clip: Dave2D / GIF: The Verge
However then it simply pops proper out. The screws had been a purple herring! Such glossy modularity!
The PS5 disc drive connector. Screenshot: The Verge
When Lee pulls the drive apart, it reveals a port framed inside an rectangular hexagon the place the drive’s connecter settles. That is what I beloved about a lot of the design of machines just like the PowerMac G5. You see the half, you seize it, and you are taking it out — there’s no arduous, angular plastic connector to stab your sweaty fingers as you wriggle it free. Very tasteful.
The drive apart, the brand new PS5 is a nice-looking system in case you’re into the sharp Dracula collar look of the primary one. And when Lee places it subsequent to the unique, the dimensions disparity is extra drastic than previous comparisons have made it appear, even when they’re actually not that in another way sized; it’s nonetheless bigger than the Xbox Sequence X, in any case. Lee says it feels considerably lighter, too — nice for while you take your PS5 out for its afternoon stroll (or over to your pal’s home).
Right here’s the complete video, in case you’d like to take a look at the remainder of the teardown.