PlayStation 5 Teardown – Ports, Specs, Storage Expansion & More

Xbox has recently sent out Xbox Series X consoles to many journalists, influencers, and content creators. Sony hasn’t sent out any units to any of the press, but they did hold an event showcasing the PS5 and some gameplay for the Japanese press. This information is relevant because we didn’t know a whole lot about the interior tech of the PS5 because Sony has been pretty quiet on that front until today.

Sony released a 7 minute PlayStation 5 teardown video giving us a bunch of info that we didn’t have before.

Note – Turn on captions for English subtitles.

The video starts with the ports showcasing the USB Type-A and USB Type-C on the front of the console.

The back of the console showcases the following ports: 2 USB Type-A ports, LAN port, HDMI, AC IN Connector.

As you all have seen by now, the stand helps stand the PS5 vertical or horizontal. The stand is attached by a screw that can be removed and put in the base itself whenever you may need it.

The white flaps on the sides of the PlayStation 5 can be removed pretty easily. Many on social media have already pointed out the opportunities to customize the flaps themselves.

The PlayStation 5 has a dust catcher in which dust can be vacuumed through two holes.

Storage Expansion wise, PS5 has an M.2 interface with PCle 4.0 support installed.

Next up is the cooling fan with a 120mm diameter, 45 mm thick, double-sided air intake fan. The Ultra HD Blu-ray Disc Drive is covered with a sheet metal case that’s mounted with two layers of insulators to reduce drive noise and vibration when the discs spin. The motherboard has a CPU that runs up to 3.5 GHz, GPU runs up to 2.23 GHz and distributes 10.3 teraflops.

Most have already heard of the PS5’s custom 825GB SSD, its “read speeds are as fast as 5.5GB per second at raw data transfer rates”. Liquid metal is used for the cooling operation and the PS5’s heatsink has the structure and airflow that matches the performance of a vapor chamber. Lastly, the power unit of the PlayStation is gauged at 350w.

PlayStation 5 is set for release on November 12th at $499 (Standard Edition) and $399 (Digital Edition).

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