I just noticed:
in the second pic the Sata controller is going into a PHAT ps3 apparently clipping into the area that is the HDD bay.
In the following pic of an old PHATTY you notice the BD drive is the opposite side of the HDD bay.... Now is this a deliberate mistake, or is it to do with the motherboard's position because does the BD drive connects via cables across the internal span of the PS3? I didn't think it did??
It doesn't make sense to me to "go in from the side", and definitely not that side... from the back or direct to the drive itself a more obvious approach.
Could anyone who has open up their PS3's and know the insides like the back of their hands clear this up? I've only opened up one before, and cant remember where everything was exactly...
this shows the BD drive connects closer to the back of the PS3 PHAT, the power supply is closer to the HDD bay.. hmmmm...
Perhaps when they finalize the design, it will be pushed into the HDD bay? but then where will the internal storage go...?? this raises so many questions!