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Sony PlayStation 5 developer kit with display and 2.5 TB SSD highlighted in new video

A PS5 dev kit has finally made its way into the hands of a YouTuber. (Image source: Macho Nacho Productions)
A PS5 dev kit has finally made its way into the hands of a YouTuber. (Image source: Macho Nacho Productions)
The Sony PlayStation 5 developer kit has finally been showcased in an in-depth video. Detailing not only the dev kit's hardware, the video also showcases its software and how it differs from a retail PS5.

Macho Nacho Productions has obtained a Sony PlayStation 5 developer kit, albeit seemingly not the unit that appeared on eBay in August 2021. For reference, the seller ended the eBay listing early and never delivered the unit to the highest bidder. Incidentally, Macho Nacho Productions decided against revealing how he got his hands on this particular dev kit.

Assigned the model number DFI-1000AA, the dev kit lacks a disc drive, although there were prototypes with this model's missing feature. With the unusual design already well known at this point, Macho Nacho Productions runs through the device's numerous I/O, including four USB 3.0 Type-A ports, a single USB 2.0 Type-A port and a USB Type-C port, along with recessed push buttons for initialising the system and network. Additionally, the unit has developer LAN and regular LAN ports, presumably 10 Gbit and 1 Gbit connections, respectively. Separately, Sony included only a single HDMI port, plus another USB 3.0 Type-A port on the back panel.

Moreover, the dev kit has feet and notches for stacking multiple units, as well as a small display for debugging and checking device information. Unsurprisingly, Sony pre-installs a few dedicated developer apps, albeit within a UI that resembles the one which ships with retail PS5 units. Searching through the system settings reveals that the dev kit has 2.46 TB of storage, complemented by a spare M.2 2280 slot. Unfortunately, Macho Nacho Productions cannot activate the unit, meaning that he cannot benchmark it or determine whether it performs differently in games.

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(Image source: Macho Nacho Productions)
(Image source: Macho Nacho Productions)
(Image source: Macho Nacho Productions)
(Image source: Macho Nacho Productions)
(Image source: Macho Nacho Productions)
(Image source: Macho Nacho Productions)
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Alex Alderson, 2022-09-27 (Update: 2022-09-27)