Sony finally revealed the back of the PS5 in the price and date announcement in their showcase. They have even announced the full specs for the console, but we can’t seem to figure out what this is for?
It's probably just one of those kensington security slots.
Yea, seems like it. At first I thought its just another type-c, but got exiled from the lower ports cluster.
What I'm more wondering about is where psvr port?? I think that's the one
Bouz, there never was a psvr port. If you mean the camera port, sony changed it to standard usb now. You can get a free adapter for the ps4 camera or upgrade to the ps5 one. The processing box hooks up through hdmi as it should.
Probably. Also the wings have to come off somehow to account for upgrading the SSD storage. Really hoping we get a tear down soon and a UI walkthrough.
External pcie4.0 slot for psvr2 😁
Looks like it but what about the possibility for the camera attachment or PSVR functionality?
That's actually quite possible.
Nope. Camera is standard usb now instead of a dedicated port.
That’s exactly what it is.
Totally agree with this but more shocked that someone makes an article about it..
Do any of the other consoles have that?
Yes. It's on the back of the Series X, too: https://icdn2.digitaltrends... To the right of where it says "Prototype not for sale"
Doesn't the new xbox have a very similar port/slot and that was confirmed to be a port to be able to run an external HD from?
No. Its a kensington slot.
Old camera slot is gone and you need an adapter for psvr current system so this is the new camera slot and Sony said already they'd give a free adapter for current psvr setups
No. The new camera is standard usb. This is a kensington slot.
I'm happy to agree about the kensington lock, but is there info out already on how the camera connects as if it is just a usb I'm hoppy to use it on my laptop too
That or a key hole to open the back of the PS5. The location isn't near the other ports so it is unlikely to actually do anything. Putting a port there would add cost to the device. I am guessing that doesn't make sense for a next gen console that is already taking a loss probably.
No. That is a kensington port. Popping off the sides is as easy as sliding them off like the original ps4 hard drive bay cover.
Could it be a "keyhole" to take off and swap the sides of the system, as rumored? Or possibly a way to open it and swap out the SSD?
You don't swap the ssd. You add a second one.
You sure? I know we can add one. But I thought Cerny said we’d be able to swap it out once they started hitting the market and they tested them. I need to go back and watch that keynote.
Mark Cerny: We will be supporting certain M.2 SSDs. These are internal drives that you can get on the open market and install in a bay in the PlayStation 5. They connect through the custom I/O unit just like our SSD does, so they can take full advantage of the decompression, I/O coprocessors and all the other features. Here's the catch, though: that commercial drive has to be at least as fast as ours. Games that rely on the speed of our SSD need to work flawlessly with any M.2 drive. No PCIe 3.0 drive can hit the required speed of 5.5GB/s, as they are capped at 3.5GB/s. However, the first PCIe 4.0 M.2 drives have now hit the market, and we're seeing 4 to 5GB/s speeds. By year's end, I expect there will be drives hitting 7GB/s. Having said that, we are comparing apples and oranges, because that commercial M.2 drive will have its own architecture, its own flash controller and so. For example, the NVMe specification lays out a priority scheme for requests that the M.2 drives can use, and that scheme is pretty nice, but it only has two true priority levels. Our drive supports six. We can hook up a drive with only two priority levels, definitely, but our custom I/O unit has to arbitrate the extra priorities rather than the M.2 drive's flash controller, and so the M.2 drive needs a little extra speed to take care of issues arising from the different approach. That commercial drive also needs to physically fit inside of the bay we created for PlayStation 5 for M.2 drives. Unlike internal hard drives, there's unfortunately no standard for the height of an M.2 drive and some M.2 drives have giant heatsinks, in fact some of them even have their own fans. Right now we're getting M.2 drive samples and benchmarking them in various ways. When games hit beta as they get ready for the PlayStation 5 launch, we'll also be doing some compatibility testing to make sure that the architecture of particular M.2 drives isn't too foreign for the games to handle. Once we've done that compatibility testing, we should be able to start letting you know which drives will physically fit and which drive samples have benchmarked appropriately high in our testing. It would be great if that would be done by launch, but it's likely to be a bit past it. So please hold off on getting an M.2 drive until you hear from us.
There's a slot further down I think
That is a high change of being right common sense assumption. But it is not necessarily true. Going from a 800+GB hard drive to a 1TB hard drive could e considered a expansion. Without being a legal lie. (I know this from reading sales agreements for expensive system upgrades at work. But 9 out of 10 chance your spot on!
just looked it up, it says expandable but when you look at the chart the tech explanation is that it is SWAPPABLE! https://www.tweaktown.com/n... I think they mean there is a Expandable bay that is swappable. Not the main one. Just a guess?!
Check what Mark Cerny said. I quoted him. To where the slot is. Those white sides I think can be removed. There is probably a slot there or maybe somewhere on the sides
Exactly. He stated that, eventually, you could swap the internal SSD. But because of the size/fan/other variables, it would be sometime after they have done compatibility tests before we can. "These are internal drives that you can get on the open market and install in a bay in the PlayStation 5" "Once we've done that compatibility testing, we should be able to start letting you know which drives will physically fit"
The PS5 has a custom SSD onboard on the motherboard. You can't replace that. You can only add extra storage using an NVME M2 slot.
Kensington security slot
100% what it is.
I have a couple of guesses>>>>>> ; ;>. 1. PSVR2 easy connection port 2. Port for 3d sound system. Last but not least transfer data from one system to the other or extension for recording devices. I know last 2 pretty bad.
You can transfer data between consoles with an ethernet cable.
PS Vita games?
That’s a usb c port it says it got 2
That's where Sony is stashing their super secret exclusive games.
Nah, there's too many to fit in that tiny slot.
Too many, no doubt. We’re in for some awesome gaming experiences!
Thunderbolt 3 so we can connect 2 ps5 and be able to do 8k full rt at 60fps 🤣 that will make Playstation 5 sale 300milion in 5 years haha but sony isn't that smart
That would be brutal :-). But technologically it would be possible. Sony had some patent with something like multigpu and amd also give some indices, that they can multiply gpu power. It can be some technology like ryzens have. It looks like very ugly idea here. But maybe, maybe, maybe Sony will sell some sort of gpu enhancer instead of pro version. Maybe not :-)
I'm down for a extra gpu to archive more power. Nintendo 64 did it. But selling full new undated console will probably boost more sales and look better stately
It's just a Kensington Lock hole.... Some true first day on the planet reporting here....
Looks like it's potentially a USB C port if anything
I just figured it'd be the port for the camera, unless the camera this time is usb.
they said there would be an adapter so probably not.
how about direct vr without the box? most likely just a fix for the stand for vertical positioning though.
Does anyone know if the PS5 have an Optical output ??
It does not
It's to peek at the wee bots insides.
Shhh! Don't tell the world about the Astrobot army inside every PS5..!
well wait until you the system comes out. anyways the idiots dont know what usb they re using.
ssd expantion slot
USB 3.2 Type-C for the Psvr2 hopefully
It's an external port for backwards compatibility with ps1 2 3, sony will patent an external box that will run all disc from previous generations. Just kidding
"What's in the box?!!!"
Minidisk / micro disk.no? Perhaps Psvita "magic stick" slot. No? Probably for psvr 2
So will I be able to plug in my external PS4 hard drive into the PS5 if I wanted? Got a lot of games on there.
A lot of people saying kensington lock. Which I totally agree just looks just so much like it however has any consioe in the past ever had one of those?
It’s a Kensington lock, a standard pc security feature, proof that PS is still totally PC relatable (future proof) for when PS5 goes that way entirely.
Legend has if you can fit in there, you are probably dead and not in solid form
We all know Playstation girl has a third hole.
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