A Closer Look
The exterior of the PBO Core is sleek and low profile. Its outer-shell is a brushed metal painted black with the PBO Core logo on each side. The bottom of the unit has four rubber feet and the unit’s serial number. On the front, you’ll notice spots for all of the LEDs and one of two USB 2.0 ports. Turning a 180°, the backside has composite video, optical out, HDMI 1.3, mini-USB, USB 2.0, 10/100 Ethernet, and the power plug.
The outer shell easily comes off after removing two screws. Once inside, you’ll notice a space for an internal hard drive, and the PBO’s cooling fan. You can add a 1TB 2.5″ internal drive. While that doesn’t seem like too much, Patriot allows you to hook up a 2TB external drive, and of course you can theoretically have unlimited space via network attached storage.