Those crazy iFixit people were up with the Dawn Patrol this morning, attacking an Xbox One with screwdrivers and spudgers to see what Microsoft's shiny new console looks like on the inside. The iFixit team had to hunt around a bit to find an initial entry point, but they ended up starting by removing the system's large grille, which exposed a set of clips.
Immediately inside the plastic case is a metal shield; attached to this are the One's Wi-Fi assembly and a small speaker. After removing those, the shield can be unscrewed and set aside, allowing access to the actual guts of the machine.
iFixit lauds Microsoft's decision to attach the system's Blu-ray drive and hard disk drive to the motherboard with standard SATA connectors. Commodity parts are in evidence—the system uses a 2.5-inch Samsung Spinpoint 5400 rpm SATA II HDD. When the iFixit crew attached the HDD to a computer, they found the 500GB disk contained a GPT partition map with five partitions: Temp Content, User Content, System Support, System Update, and System Update 2. The 500GB drive had about 472GB of free space. The system was fresh out of the box and had never been powered on.