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Old 11-30-2006, 09:32 AM   #1
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I heard that you could upgrade the hard drive of the PS3, but I was wondering if you need a special kind of hard drive for it or if you can use any old hard drive, like one for a PC. Wouldn't it be cool to have a 250GB hard drive? Pslinux
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Old 12-01-2006, 02:15 PM   #2
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Im pretty sure any HdD (5400RPM) will be fine. Guess it makes the 60gb version a little pointless...
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Old 12-01-2006, 02:24 PM   #3
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here's a useful guide i found for hard drive swap/upgrade.

1 NOTEBOOK 2.5MM HDD SATA ANY SIZE (We recommend staying with the same RPM as the PS3’s original HDD, 5400RPM. You can upgrade to 7200RPM, of course, but we cannot promise that it will not have ill-effects on your machine.)
1 MINI PHILLIPS HEAD SCREWDRIVER
1 MINI FLATHEAD SCREWDRIVER
1 SOLID PLACE TO WORK

We cannot stress enough the importance of buying the correct HDD. The one we used cost $93 USD at Newegg. If you get a regular old IDE Notebook drive, you will be out of luck, so make sure you order the right part.

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The first step is to find the HDD Bay on your Playstation 3. It is located on the left side of the console, and it is marked with HDD. Easy enough. Use your flat head screwdriver to pop off the plastic cover. You now have access to the actual HDD caddy.

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The next step is to remove the blue screw that holds the HDD caddy in place using the Phillips head screwdriver. Once you have done so, flip up the metal handle that is on the front of the caddy, and slide the HDD towards the FRONT of the Playstation 3 to dislodge it. Once you have done so you can remove the HDD tray.

Once you have access to the tray outside the PS3, you can take out the 4 screws which hold the original Playstation 3 HDD in place, and swap in your new 2.5MM SATA Notebook HDD.

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Once the new HDD is secured in the HDD caddy, you need to place the caddy back inside the PS3 unit, and slide it toward the REAR of the console to lock it in place. Once you have done so, the final step is to use your Phillips head screwdriver to replace the blue screw which anchors the HDD caddy to the Playstation 3. Pop on the plastic cover, and boot up the console.

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As soon as you boot up the console, the PS3 will detect that the HDD is not formatted, and it will ask you if you would like to format. You must select yes twice, because they want you to be sure that you realize you will be destroying all the data. Of course, you pick yes.

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Once the HDD is formatted, which takes less than 2 minutes, the unit will ask you to reboot. Once you have done so, you can do into the settings menu option in the PS3 OS. Then choose system settings, and then finally system information. There you will see a display of the HDD space on your console. If you have done everything correctly, you will see that the HDD space now reflects the amount of space on the replacement drive. Keep in mind, about 15 to 20 GB of space will be taken up by the PS3 for system use, so do not be alarmed when the HDD space measurement comes up short.

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To answer your question before you ask, the only thing that gets erased is game saves. Your network ID info, your console settings, and even the 1.10 update all remain in place when you do this HDD swap. Neat eh?
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Old 12-09-2006, 06:30 PM   #4
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you can put any hard drive in the playstation3
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Old 12-18-2006, 12:44 PM   #5
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Thats good to know, worth getting the cheaper version and buying a bigger HD.. >

Thats a bucks to spend on more games.. :-)
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Old 12-19-2006, 11:01 AM   #6
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Another Thing to think about is using a USB External Hard Drive I am using a 500G Western Digital formated to FAT 32 it works great and makes it easy to add music and videos from my laptop.
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Old 12-19-2006, 04:14 PM   #7
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like you can add a hard drive higher then 150 thats crazy
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Old 12-28-2006, 05:32 PM   #8
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Does adding a different hard drive void the warranty?
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Old 01-14-2007, 05:29 AM   #9
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Im pretty sure any HdD (5400RPM) will be fine. Guess it makes the 60gb version a little pointless...
I thought it had to be like a laptop hard drive that are smaller in size
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Old 03-30-2007, 05:01 PM   #10
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Another Thing to think about is using a USB External Hard Drive I am using a 500G Western Digital formated to FAT 32 it works great and makes it easy to add music and videos from my laptop.
I bought 320 GB USB external hard drive and I formatted it to fat 32 but every time I try to hook it up to my PlayStation 3 it would say unknown device connected but it wouldn't recognize it can you help me please , am i doing anything wrong thank you so much for your help
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Old 03-30-2007, 05:15 PM   #11
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Old 03-30-2007, 05:29 PM   #12
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Thats so cool, i never knew you could change the internal hdd. so when laptops are getting bigger and bigger hdds we can use them. awesome. great post, thanks
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Old 04-02-2007, 02:23 PM   #13
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Does adding a different hard drive void the warranty?
No it does not.
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Old 04-30-2007, 05:18 PM   #14
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a simple question on ps3's hdd

hey i was reading about upgradeing your ps3’s hdd and i’ve read that the largest size existing right now was 160 gb but while searching best buy online i found this
“Western Digital - 320GB Internal Hard Drive WD3200KSRTL
Serial ATA interface; SecureConnect connection; data transfer rate up to 300MB/sec; 16MB buffer” i’m not sure about the speed of it, but if it were to be the 5400rpm as the original ps3’s would it this hdd work? also, when it says "sata" is it the same thing as "serial ata" thanks
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Old 04-30-2007, 06:10 PM   #15
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has to be a laptop 2.5" hhd not the pc big 3.5"
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Old 04-30-2007, 06:35 PM   #16
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ohh i missed that. okay i have another question, the PS3's hard drive is a "serial ata" when looking though the hard drives i only see "SATA 150" , "ATA" and "ATA-100" which one is the one i'm looking for?
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Old 05-01-2007, 11:02 AM   #17
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SATA = Serial Adavanced Technology Attachment or Serial ATA, 150 is the speed, or 150 Mega bits per second (Mbps). The PS3 internal SATA controller only supports SATA-150, so you want to get a SATA 150 drive. As mentioned by many before, the drive will have to be 2.5" in size, and preferribly 5400 RPM in speed.
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Old 12-01-2007, 10:15 AM   #18
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wer can you get the hardrive for your ps3
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Old 12-19-2007, 03:26 AM   #19
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so den how do u connected a normal sata hdd to da ps3?i hav da 80gb ps3 bt wen i put da ps3 hdd in muh computer ui cnt access it n put on stuff,can u plz tell me wat im doin rong?
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i have taken out muh ps3 hdd n formated wid muh pc so dat me can hav access to it n load stuff on it,bt nw i wna no if i put da hdd bax in muh ps3 will it ask to b formated?or will da ps3 setting load on by itself?help me guyz
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def thinkin bout doin this
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Old 01-01-2008, 03:11 AM   #22
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I bought 320 GB USB external hard drive and I formatted it to fat 32 but every time I try to hook it up to my PlayStation 3 it would say unknown device connected but it wouldn't recognize it can you help me please , am i doing anything wrong thank you so much for your help

dont know if you got the answer to this so just in case, select the 'details' (or info) option when the you have the icon on screen.
I have the WD 500 'MyBook' plugged into to the USB and it works a treat with my MacBook and Samsung Plasma TV in tow.
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Replacing the hd.....????

Everything I have read concerning replacing the HD....is different than my PS3
When I oped the side door....and removed the screw (only one..blue).
The HD does not pull to the right..instead the drive goes straight in. Has anybody seen one of these?
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asif_vtec jamaican ??
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Old 05-22-2008, 06:10 PM   #25
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The HD for the PS3 has to be 2.5" laptop hardrive SATA
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