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ArchangelMadzz said:
Pemalite said:

I mean, the Playstation 5's hardware is done and dusted at this point.

My point was there are plenty of ways Sony could have approached this issue.

10Gbps is 1.25GB/s. Definitely not enough bandwidth for a 5.5GB/s SSD... You would need 40Gbps or more... And only External PCI-E and technologies that piggy-back off PCI-E like Thunderbolt can manage that.

Thunderbolt would've been sick. For many other reasons than PCIe expansion, as 40Gbps might not cut it as you said.

I guess I and others don't see sliding off a panel and putting in 1 screw as a big deal, similar to the PS4 method of sliding off the top left plastic cover and undoing one screw. I like MS's method, only issue is that it's a more expensive option than buying third party hardware. 

remember that most people on this sub would, and most people on this sub probably know how to install RAM/graphics/IO cards onto thier PC, and even  if they haven't would be perfectly able to.

the general public... not so much. in fact sony's solution is likely to induce confusion.

Its probably part of the same reason the switch does NOT support bluetooth headphones, as it can't connect to 8 joycons and do audio at the same time, even if the other technical issues with bluetooth didn't prevent it.