GamePro writes: There's only one way to unlock 500GB of storage on your PlayStation 3 -- using the new Samsung Spinpoint M6. Here's how to install it in five easy steps.
Wow...haha 160GB is nothing! Nevermind a measly 120GB.
since u can put any HDD of any size into ur ps3 so good to be a ps3 owner
You can't put a 2TB HDD in your ps3, 2.5inch HDD's only go to 400GB(could be more now) You can however, use a 2TB external HDD. EDIT Its 500GB now, not 400GB
the ps3 can only use 2.5 inch drives. not 3.5 inches. 2.5 inches only go up to 500gb right now.
know how to transfer the contens of the HD like gamesaves COD rank, etc. ???????????
If you mean to the new drive, then yes. You plug in a compatible external drive and then go to the Back Up utility. It will make a copy of your current drive. Replace the current drive, then it will ask to format on the first boot up. Then plug in the external drive and go to the Back up utility and choose restore. When it is finished you won't know the difference except the fact you now have more space. Here is the c/net video guide on how to do it. http://www.youtube.com/watc... Amazon Bestseller Update PS3 80GB Rank 4 PS2 Black Rank 97 360 No 360 models in top 100
u can go up to 750 and even 1TB now if u buy a SDD instead hard drisk if u dont no what i mean google it
You can run a 3.25 inch SATA HDD's with an adapter. It's not really going to be internal anymore though. I'm currently doing this for my custom PS3 case. I have a working 1TB HDD PS3 and no NOT external through USB. Real deal 1TB through SATA connection.
I've never seen someone do that and make it look good. Good luck I hope the wires sticking out on ya can be fixed into some sort of fashion that you wont notice it because like I said, it's never looked good doing it that way.
i just dont understand whats so good about upgrading hdds. 80 gig is enough. i dont need to waste over 100$ for 500 gigs just to save savegame files and the occasional couple of divx movies. i bet you people are the same ones that install that the horrible running linux just to say you did it.
Yeah I want to upgrade, but I feel that if I do then my 60 GB will remain idle.
"Step #2: Unplug the PS3 and ground yourself. Open the PS3's hard drive access port, located on the side of the unit, with your fingernail." Ahhhh I bite my nails.....Im forever to be stuck with 60gb....if only there was some sort of technology to replace fingernails.....ahhh if only :P
sorry, i had a picture of a french manicure, lol. you guys misunderstood me
holy crap thats alot of porn space haha
they don't make terabyte 2.5" SATA HDDs that's y he said it 500GB is the biggest u can get atm. However there is another way, which is what i've done, and that's have a 500GB USB external HDD. If u do that u never have to go inside your ps3 if, your the nervous type. But i also have a 250GB internal anyways i use the 500GB for any videos or movies off the store and the 250GB for all the game data and things that cant go on the external Hard drive, I'm sorted either way!
Comment from poser...er, I mean poster on linked website: "sounds like a great way to void the warranty..." Why do people still think that swapping the h/d out of a PS3 is going to void the warranty?!? It's in the damned manual no less. Swapping out your h/d will not void the warranty. Sometimes I wonder if people are really that "uninformed" or just out to spread some FUD...
95% of the public are that uninformed. However, I would think someone on the internet posting on forums would be more informed.
That was a pretty stupid comment. And I can't believe anyone who is posting on board such as that could be so mis-informed...he was just trying to spread FUD or start something. In any case, for those who might not know, no, it will not void your warrantee, Sony gives you step by step instructions on how to do it.
You can change, but I believe that certain hard drive's not the standard 2.5" ones will void it because they require modding.
WTF! I rather have 500 GB on my computer lol
how much does a 500g cost
I believe 500g costs about $45 thesedays, from Chinese gold farmers. .... we're talking about WoW here, right?
Cool, and it's the same speed as the standard hdd sony use, I wouldn't want to put the 7200rpm hdd in because I would always worry about excess heat.
If you purchase a movie or tv show off the PSN can you choose an external HDD for the destination?
yes it asks you were u would like to save it right b4 u start downloading it
Okay, GP REALLY needs to fix their site, because EVERYTHING went out of whack when they just sprung that new design on us (which I knew was coming, but the site was stable until the new design was installed). The design and whatever they are using to post news was not ready for prime time right now, so why did they think it was?
I have a 320GB Internal Hard Drive I swapped in, it's great for films and TV shows as its more enjoyable then watching them on a computer monitor.
I need to upgrade my launch 60GB PS3's hard drive pretty soon. I don't know if I'll go all out with this 500GB hard drive, but I might get a 250GB or a 320GB. The good thing about this 500GB hard drive is that you could most likely use it the entire 10 years of the PS3's lifecycle and never have to worry about running out of space.
seriously why would you need that much space... I can't even think of anything that I would be doing that I would need that much space... but it's nice to know I can..
yea tis like owning a supercar, when are you going to do 250mph....most likely never, but its good to know u can :P
Exactly Its just like having 80 GB - 112GB on a Ipod like you really need that much.
You would be surprised. I have a lot of music, movies, and videos ripped to my 320GB drive. I have tons of themes, backgrounds, etc. On top of that I have over 100 maps for UT3. I am already thinking about upgrading. You can never have too much space on a PS3 because you never know what innovation Sony will come up with next. Amazon Best seller update PS3 80GB Rank 4 360 20GB not even in the top 100 (Even the PS2 is in the top 100)
Oh dear. morgaaaaaaaaaan...*gives him a set of tissues in case the bots start crying again*
damn morganfell!!!! u got straight to the point!! i agree 100% u can never have too much of space!!! my hentai,porn,anime,movies,music and games r taking more than 300GB so we should all welcome 500GB HDD for ps3!! poor 360, they cant!! only possible 120GB!! MS ripped the bots so hard!!
You know what REALLLY, REALLY SUCk for the Crapbox 360??? In order to upgrade the HD... THEY HAVE to pay "180" + 50 (for LIVE) bucks for 120gigs LOL, we pay 230 bucks for 500gigs (or 55 bucks for 120gigs equivalent) ROFL......................... ................... But of course, I am happy with my 320 gigs for ~120 bucks
So this is just instructions on how to upgrade your PS3's hard drive. The drive size really has nothing to do with it. Wow.
How is installing a HDD in a PS3 news? Articles putting it in have been around countless times... Really... Whats next. Next month the same installation tips but then a 1TB drive? Lame. N4G has gone down the drain. From a news site to SDF marketing fud
dont be jealous cuz ur 360 cant even have a hdd over 120 gbs
Don't fall for it, Doshey (AND EDITING THIS @ Action Bastard, as well). He still thinks there is a SDF/SPG conspiracy on this site and uses it ALL THE TIME when a PS3 story is on N4G. Just put him on ignore and be done with it. He's only flame-baiting so he can get someone else reported. And by the way, there IS an option to show individual comments from those in your ignore list, so you can still opt to see those if you're really curious. I decided to look at this because you replied. There IS news here, by the way (there's a 500GB internal hard drive for laptops (which is basically what a PS3 HD is, a laptop HD internal), which I didn't know about until now). Also, many new PS3 owners that didn't get a manual still do not know about this feature, or that it doesn't void your warranty. Well, that and Gamepro.com's design isn't stable yet (I clicked on the story and got some 360 cheats for some game. Not what I clicked for at all).
So full of hate. If it were the 360, the "XboxKings" would be fellating Microsoft for being innovative and giving gamers off the rack options. Shoo fly.
So all of you above Explain to me How is this news if changing the HDD has been on N4G several times? Really I am so curious.
http://www.n4g.com/xbox360/... Ooh look, an article how to 'upgrade' your 360 by trading it and losing all your stored data because of the lack of nothing to back it up on properly. WHAT A GREAT HANDY ARTICLE! I certainly didn't know that you could trade a 360 to get another 360 with a bigger harddrive...oh wait, why not just BUY a bigger harddrive?
Can you play video files from your external Hard Drive plug in to your ps3? If so what format does it play? I mean what video formats and Hard drive formats.
External drive needs to be FAT32, it doesn't read NTFS partitions. Problem there is FAT32 has a 4GB file size limit, where 2 terabytes is considered the practical limit for both physical and logical volumes using NTFS. That said, if you connect your external to your PC (in the NTFS format) and stream the vids via this app ( http://www.tversity.com ) running on your PC, you're golden. The PS3 can play MPEG-2, MP4, TS, VOB, Divx AVIs without the need for transcoding.
"While Samsung squeezes amazing transfer rates out of the standard 2.5“ form factor, the slow access time and 10-25% increase in power consumption is not acceptable for a system hard drive. " -- Tom's Hardware Full article -- http://www.tomshardware.com... After reading that I wonder if it is worth getting this drive for practical everyday use. I'm not worried about the increase in power consumption as I am in the slow access times "The Samsung HM500LI is as bad in the access time test as it was good in the data transfer ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wik... benchmarks: 19 ms is a new record on the low side. " -- Tom's Hardware
im more interested in trying a solid state drive anyhow you can but you need to make sure the file structure is recognizable i think its something like <root>--- <ps3>---<video> ----file in terms of folder structure try it with a memory stick until you get it right if you cant find it as thats all a usb drive is detected as a really big usb memory device
*imagines 500 demos on one PS3* OMG OMG awesome
tiny bit overkill i would say.. 320gb is the sweet spot with all the services Sony is providing like PlayTV, the video store, VidZone etc...
320GB and its more than enough
This is old news man. Dropping a fat hard drive in the ps3 is just another nice addition to the already cracked ps3. Installing hi-def movies and watching in the ps3 is a cinch. The ps3 is a hackers dream.
the 360 is everyone's nightmare....
what do you mean hackers dream?, I don't get it. stop the hate man, just play games. same goes for you RonDeMuerte.
360 HACKERS dream PS3 HACKERS nightmare!!!!360 got RROD again mate you haunt the PS3 forums what a SAD person you are!!!! Rob.
theres more than 1 500gb 2.5inch harddrive, i waz looking at a few a couple of mounths ago
sure it wasn't 3.5?, I went to amazon.com to check on your claim but only found the one 2.5 500gb hd.
Funny how the 360 trolls always avoid articles like these huh..
There all M.I.A when it comes to a article that has to do with HDD space being outrageously huge.
Where are they? PP? Or are you like studying English at the moment?
does changing ur hd get rid of any features the 60 gig might have, like backwards compatibility or anything else???
No because that stuff is in the guts of the console so changing the hard drive (HD) shouldn't do that. It's like saying changing my HD on my PC will remove my duo core processor.
It will not effect anything other then space. The 60 GB PS3 has a BC Chip.
@Some_One_Plays The Acronym for Hard Drive is HDD not HD ^_^
I was going to upgrade to 250GB 2.5 SATA (Serial Advanced Technology Attachment) HD (Hard Drive) / laptop HD, but didn't know there was a 500GB available.
PS3 can use NAS setups, DLNA, through a network from a PC that can use any size drive at any quantity of GB you can afford. This works perfect for video and music - just use the main HDD on the PS3 for Games. Game access on the main PS3 HDD shouldn't be all about the largest amount of GB but also the read and write speeds as well. Strike a good balance between drive size and speed. I have a media PC at home but I don't like cluttering up my theater area with electronics so my media server is out of the way and I just stream what I need through to my PS3 - as far as internet video and music are concerned. I make it sound trivial - there is a bit more to Streaming server setup but the benefits out way the work and setup involved.
Oh, I can't wait to get one of these for my PS3, although by the time I finish high school, there might be a 2TB 2.5 inch Serial ATA HDD out. It's quite amazing how fast technology can change.
I still havent used up all my 60gig hard drive yet cos all i do is uninstall the stuff i dont need anymore like game data files for games ive gotten rid of ,but i am wanting to get a bigger harddrive maybe a 250gig does anyone know what brand would be best for speed and size even if its not 250gig
This is why i check this web site out...to get good info on my systems
my 60G launched PS3, while trying to upgrade it. Now I'm looking around for an empty hdd cage for the PS3. I've seen one for sale for more than $30! What a rip off.