Swapping disc drives with the new PS5 is easy, and while you will need an Internet connection in order to verify the hardware, you’ll easily be able to swap between different devices. This is demonstrated in the video embedded above, as YouTuber TronicsFix registers a single disc drive with various consoles, and then swaps it backward and forwards with minimal fuss.

As he points out in the video, a firmware update could render this tactic futile in the future, so this isn’t a guarantee the disc drives will be so easily interchangeable in the future. But this is great news for potential resellers or those simply looking to replace potentially defective units, and it’s a refreshing example of flexibility from the format holder.

[source youtube.com]