Question on upgrading PS3 hard drive.

Discussion in 'Console Gaming' started by BouncingSoul, Mar 31, 2008.

  1. BouncingSoul

    BouncingSoul Stranger Than Fiction Political User

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    I don't have my PS3 yet, so I can't just read the manual and figure it out on my own. It'll be here the end of the week but I'm impatient. The deal is I want to put a bigger drive in my system. If I Google for instructions, all the links are from pages over a year old. I know the PS3 has been changed several times since release and I want to be sure I have the most recent instructions so I can order any parts I may need. Most sites say I need a 2.5 inch SATA drive at 5400 RPM. Is this still the case? I'm assuming the 2.5 inch will remain standard but 5400 RPM? That seems slow/old for such a fast/new system. Also what flavor of SATA? Is it the 1.5 or the 3gb/sec version? Just curious, any help before it gets here would be awesome! Thanks in advance.
     
  2. tdinc

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    Everything you need to know

    and here

    My PS3 is a 60 Gig 1st gen i used the Seagate 7200 160gig

    SUPPORTED HD for PS3
     
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  3. BouncingSoul

    BouncingSoul Stranger Than Fiction Political User

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    Thanks man, reps if I haven't already given you too many!
     
  4. rrm74001

    rrm74001 OSNN Junior Addict

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    Great find, tdinc! This is definately going to help my friend who is trying to do this same thing.

    That stinks that the 500 GB drives will not fit :(. That is about the size he wanted (even though he hardly puts stuff on it).