Upgrade Your PS3 Hard Drive, Step By Step
If their was one thing that the PS3 is capable of doing that I wish the 360 can do, it would be to do this. The fact that the PS3 can use any SATA drive is awesome.
The 360 can do the same...it can easily be connected to your pc or any external HDD's.
You can transfer downloadables & game saves to free up space on your 360 HDD then just transfer them back when you want them.
look up 360 XSATA drive by datel which is just one example.
Dood, I don't care about the transfering of files. I was just saying that it would be very convenient if I was able to switch out the 20 GB in my 360 for a much larger one if I chose to. It's a very cool feature on the PS3, having the option to replace the current HD with a larger one, so you don't have to transfer data back and forth because the HD is to small.
This is one thing so far about the PS3 that rocks. Not so damn sure why microsoft went to such lengths to ensure no one can swap in a larger hard drive. Maybe they are going to charge an arm and a leg when they finally release larger hard drives.
This is something that I would want to do with my 360 for sure. This is one part that I'm not totally satisfied with from the 360 (although I'm overly satisfied with pretty much everything else they have done). I AM taking advantage of my PC to transfer files, but I like things that are clean and easy...therefore I'd love to drop a 300GB HDD in my 360 to fit as many movies, demos, games, music, and shows as I want. However, I imagine they've done this to help prevent hacks and mods.
I assume they meant 2.5" (9.5mm) SATA HDD required :)
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