Eats up a lot of the OS
As we know, new generation game consoles will delight with the speed characteristics of their drives, but not with their volume. The Xbox Series X got a 1 TB SSD, the PlayStation 5 got an 825 GB SSD, and the cheap Xbox Series S only had a 500 GB SSD.
This is clearly not going to please PlayStation 5 buyers. Gamers will not be able to access 825 GB on the internal SSD.
However, firstly, this is the entire volume of the drive without taking into account the operating system, and secondly, as usual, this is the “correct” mathematical indicator, implying that 1 GB is 1 billion bytes, while due to the binary system of reality in the case of modern media this is not the case.
As a result, it turns out that the Xbox Series X has only 802 GB available to the user, since there is a “loss” due to the above recalculation, and 128 GB is reserved for the OS. How much is available on the PlayStation 5?
If you believe the information that got to the Network, then only 664 GB. If you calculate it, it turns out that 104 GB is reserved for the operating system, and this is very similar to the truth. However, users are unlikely to be happy with this truth, given the size of some modern games.
There is no data on the Xbox Series S, but if the situation is similar to the Xbox Series X, then out of 500 GB, only about 338 GB will be available to gamers, which is quite modest.