According to the PlayStation 3's included Safety and Support manual, the system will accept any 2.5" Serial ATA hard disc drive, and not only officially licensed Sony products.
As far as I know you can save downloaded content from the Playstation network and transfer it wherever you want.
Very awesome, I just hope warrentys are covered by it. D:?
Actually really, really cool. I wish my 360 could do that.
That would be sweet
for about $91, you can get an 80gb hard drive, or 120gb for only $119 on ebay. this sure beats $100 for a measly 20gb hard drive.
Microsoft that's who.$99 for 20Gb.
Relax, this is a great feature and I hope Microsoft takes notes on this since it can easly be done with a small update.
They are getting you in other ways, (i.e. memory sticks and blu-ray). So, I think both companies are doing the same thing. and they are both not in it for public service but to make money.
You can add your own USB HD to the 360 easly. http://www.llamma.com/xbox3...
Fukn fanboys are so fast to jump on sh!t all the time.
Get over yourselves and enjoy your console or consoles.
And yeah .. this message is for BOTH camps !!
you can use any drive for the 360 as well. MS just gets the extra $$$$ for those who are too stupid to search the internet.
but I do like this option, and don't like the way MS "tried" to make theirs proprietary.
This is a great feature, and prolly one eevryone eill use to get more GB in their PS3's. But say you use your PS3's 20 or 60GB HDD for a while, and say you get about 20GB of stuff downloaded on your HDD. Then next week, you go out and by a 120GB, 2.5" SATA HDD for your PS3. How the hell do you get all your saved data on your 60GB HDD to your 120GB HDD?, or would you just have to re-download it altogether?
But if you have a PC already there is an adapter that will store you 360 data on your PC. If your like me you have 400 gig HDD on your PC and the add on is like $20.00.
But this was a good choice for Sony but it will not sell systems/consoles/BR movie players/Super computers to gamers.
You can transfer demos to a pc from a 360 aslong as they're not locked to your console or online account. I haven't had any problems with any demo yet.
PS3 also accepts any usb HD so you can transfer any and all your data
This baby is made for piracy =)
The bigger hdd you put in, the more energy - heat - is produced. I smell burning consoles...
dont see any 360 fan boys commenting now lol
I have a 250 gig HD hooked up to my 360's USB port.
another thing comin off ur 360 wit the wifi HD-DVD drive and an external HDD! man just addmit PS3 has it all BUILT IN!
You tried too hard.
We'll see who won't be commenting on the 22nd. Besides my 360 hooked up to a large HDD so this news isn't as exciting to me as it is to you.
I commented about an hour before you did...next time actually read whats been posted!
uber cooool, a ps3 with 200 gb! lol i like it!
but IGN couldn't get theres to work and also the ipod not working I call BS.
"I have a 250 gig HD hooked up to my 360's USB port."
Everyone's totally amazed by PS3's prowess with hard drives... but as said, 360 actually does do it too. Just not by having an insecure internal drive that means homebrew and modding had already hit the console- literally- the day of its release.
Externals work fine. And doesn't compromise the core system. Kudos.
Can you save games and content to it ?? IE music, movies, downloaded stuff and back up game saves and stuff ??
IF so .. will pick one up today.
VERY VERY NICE !!!!
Costco sells 350 gig Hard Drives for under $200
I don't think they're 2.5'' SATA hard drives though.
You commented allot but don't even know the system. The PS3 uses 2.5" not 3.5". The usable hard drives only go up to 200GB and any 3.5 would not fit into the slot properly so it would need some kind of mod and anything like that most likely voids the warranty.
Oh well, either way nice option.
And at "DEIx15x8" You said
"You commented allot but don't even know the system"
... I did not PRETEND to know about it like many others on here. All I said was this would be a nice feature. I have no intent on doing MODS to my system. I happened to mix up the HD sizes ... so shoot me !!!
To bad we can't all be as smart as you .......
some one in japan already has a 320gb 3.5 HDD hooked up to they ps3 I just seen the pictures
still with the increase in storage space taking leaps and bounds what will happen when the data on the 200GB and 400GB hard drive starts fragmenting? Will they have some sort of defrag. exe also defragging even an 80GB HDD takes for ever nowadays how long is gonna take for a games console.
Does linux or should i say would the PS3 recognise partitions, if so this too would be an added advantage i think
Don't get me wrong this is a sweet feature just highlighting some future issues the may come up.
And yet this still won`t save the ps3 from it`s impending death! Watch and see gears of war make the ps3`s launch life hell!
Do NOT go out and buy 400GB hard drives! Before you buy one, make sure it is 2.5" SATA, or else it won't work!
Not the HDD. This is so lame.
And I though PS2 users said the HDD was a lame feature of the X1 and the Xbox 360. Now we have all of them yelling "!!!LOOK AT ThAT HDD ON MY PS3 WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO O OOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!"
I wonder how long it will be before some PS3 fan boy makes the claim that better graphics no longer matter like the said about the PS2? LOL
wow, look at you...all fanboyin out. you can't stand the fact that the PS3 can accepts any third party 2.5 SATA HDD huh? what is this jealousy i sense? hahah or is it just that time of the month, that fanboy menstrual cycle. hahaha. three post by you attempting to find something negative about this advantage. Lol. keep it up, like a king's fool, you entertain me.
No he made a good point give him a break. It's true alot of people were like "Pff screw the Xbox you don't need built in memory" and now this generation it's like, "yea well my HDD is bigger than yours" he's right that it's totally lame to argue over, and the consoles should be about the games not the hard drives. Anyways I am confused by this, so it will accept any 2.5" HDD but wouldn't it void your warranty if you do this? Because the drives are internal and I'm pretty sure your warranty is voided once you open the case...Maybe I'm wrong, but that might be something you need to worry about...
Read post #7 B!TCH. Your a retaded @ss Pu$$Y FART.
I think this is a great feature if you realy must know. I just do not think it will sell PS3's. The PS3 needs games to go over with consumers. Alot of PS2/3 fans are in lala land about what makes a good game console.
This next comment is to Piss off Sony fan boys. Read at your own risk.
Sony wants you to crack open your PS3 so they do not have to spend money on holding up your warranty. So go ahead crack it open and put your dollar store HDD and get owned worse than you did in March 2006.
Putting a different hdd in the ps3 does not viod the warranty,so your whole argument about sony not having to spend money is useless.
Can you find us the source that says this doesn't void your warranty, because we all would like to see it before we crack open our PS3. Or are you just making it up cause no where in that article did I see that.
You continuously spew ignorant (and--as exemplified in that post--entirely incorrect) fanboy tripe. Please stop. Don't you have any games to play?
Actually if you look at the pictures on the news story where they take the console apart you will see that the hard drive is simply behind a little "trap door" and their is no need to open the casing, so your safe, just figured I'd point that out, so that's a pretty cool feature...and thammer, seriously STFU, my god your such a moron, god you shouldn't be allowed to own any console if your going to rant like this...dude either chill or find a new hobby cause your hostility towards sony/sony fans is pretty misplaced...
What if you mess up your 399 PS3 while trying to upgrade it? So will Sony still warranty the PS3 or did you void your warranty by upgrading your hard-drive. Since you can upgrade the hard-drive, then there is no point in getting the 60gig PS3 because all you get is wireless right?
Honestly with I don’t know if I would be willing to open up the PS3 IF the warranty would be at stake. The PS3 already seems fragile in design considering how complex the BLU-Ray drive is and a Hard-drive creating slightly more heat then what was anticipated in the design of the PS3 could cause problems unforeseen. And if the warranty didn’t cover you, you would be stuck with a pill of techno junk and a bunch of games.
Sony actually encourages consumers to swap HDD if they wanted to, according to this manual that comes with the PS3:
those instructions in Japanese are steps on how to remove your HDD. there are no opening or modding your PS3 involved.
Then that is truly cool.
this site describes and displays images of step by step removal and installation of HDD. TRANSLATION NEEDED... babelfish.altavista.com gives a harsh korean to english translation.
ok ign said that was a test unit. im not going against your comment im just saying what they said. but not worried about it ps3 is out which is just awesome.
whats wrong with you people? there just game systems get them all and have fun with them. nintendo wii and ps3 is comming and a lot of us has 360s so lets just all be happy and quite bashing people about which system is better.
would just like to point out something about those "back then HDD is pissed, now it's awsome" argument...
- just think about downloadable games... those low budget games that they are making for online distribution (and ps1 games downloads)... that's what's the HDD is for... and there are others who, like what we can do in a pc, store all of their music and movies on it... imagine how much space would that consume... certainly not 200gb but others like to have so many space because they know that they could fill it with something... that's why we have a choice... want more space? take the hdd out and replace it with any 2.5" HDD... they're not requiring you to buy the hdd from them...
and something about externals bugs me... i want all of it inside my console... but, that's just my opinion...
Does that mean you are going to chop off your penis? Just wondering since its external.
Penises are covered by skin, so technically they're internal. Hair, fingernails, and toenails would be external.
Who the hell disagreed with my statement? It wasn't even game related, it's a biological fact.
This is definitely a great feature for the PS3. I have the 360, and the thing that pisses me off is the puny 20 GB drive they put in the system and sell for an outrageous price.
I have an external 3.5 inch 200gb USB drive hooked up to my 360, so all my trailers, pics and mp3’s goes on that drive. But it still ain’t the same. Hopefully MS takes note and gets us a real HDD (100gb soon).
The other thing that makes me angry is that the 360 has no defrag feature. I wonder if the PS3 will have that option, anybody know?
omg... DixieNormS... that was very funny!!! but no... i'm not talking about external body parts here... and no, i'm not going to chop off my penis, just because it's external... because i'm talking about consoles... i think you missed the second part of my comment:
"i want all of it inside my console..."
if i we're someone who let this kind of things get to my nerves, i would be cursing right now... could have caused a flame war... but it's pretty hilarious... really! that made my day... nice point kmis87 btw...
no one says if you can save ALL data to the external HD for the 360. If you connect a HD to it, can you save your games, photos, movies, and such to it? I bet you could put movies and photos and music, but what about actual downloadable content or even normal saves? Could I save my XBL profile to the HD?
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