Andriasang: For those who feel limited by their PS3's internal hard drive space, Sony has started a service that will upgrade you to a cool 250 gigabytes.
ps3 can upgrade a trigabite. thats alot more than 250g.
Internal? And I'd pay around $200 - no wait - I could put a 500GB myself for less. that including the drive.
have the 250gb slim already. i just wish sony differentiated it with the 120gb one(ie on the phats, there was actual shiny metal opposed to the dull plastic on the smaller memory sku's). i feel like sony owes me more than memory and a gray box :/
Awesome service guys, remember this service is no aimed at the hardcore users that know how to edit the hardrive anyway. What i need is a "upgrade your phat to the slim program" i would pay up to 150 for it.
^^^ um why not just sell your phat and buy a slim...it'll probably cost you less than 150 dude...
ok lemme rephrase it to. a service for everyone to easily upgrade without the hassle of selling and buying and i want them to save all my installed files and savegames.
GameStop had that promotion where you would trade in your phat(any model) and pay less for the Slim, I believe $150. Not sure if it was only when the Slim first came out or if it's still like that today...
I agree, but still, this is the same crowd who were b*tching about the $600 HD Blu-ray player/game system when most standalone players were over $600. Now they're shelling out extra money for something they could do themselves.
Godmars290 your probably right about that. I`m allways easy on these matters. It`s a Service they offer for those willing to take it. Every service offered is a good service as long as 1 person is happy with it, the others can skip it :P
Let me be the first to point out that there's no such thing as a trigabite. Now, if I were to take a wild guess... I think what you wanted to say was "TERABYTE"
Ghoul, Why do you want Sony to save all of your files? That is why the PS3 has a back up utility built in that ghosts your drive. Did it first with my 60GB and this weekend I dropped a 640GB into my 120.
But let's be honest here, it has got to be one of the easiest HDD swaps you can find just short of a laptop. It takes about 2 minutes and some change depending on your content.
I'll put in a TB HDD for half that.
good service for ppl who are 7 degrees of seperation from an N4G user to do it for them :)
$130 for a cheap 2TB HDD!
as far as i knew the backup doesnt cover all savegames, some are locked to the system and cant be backed up. thats my last info, if that has been removed or softend up to work 100% with all settings and files im happy. last time i used backup i missed several savegames from various games.
@ChrisW Nop, you're Wrong, is [Trilobite]: http://i41.tinypic.com/f089...
I heard that too, but I upgraded to a 320gb about a year ago and had no problem with the game save data, however my game data utility came back corrupt and I had to reinstall all my games and redownload and install all updates... took all damn day. As said in an earlier post, it is an easy swap, but you have to have an external HD and know how to format the external... which is easy money for most of us here on n4g, but most people get confused when you start talking tech stuff, so I can see why this service would appeal to some...
I couldn't get over how slick the process is. One, plugin USB and backup with literally 2 clicks. Two, undo one screw to remove old drive and pop it out. Three fit new drive into the drive chassis you removed. Four, pop drive back in and replace that one screw. Five, go to the menu and restore your backup, again with only a couple of clicks. They really couldn't have made it any easier, and a year ago a 250GB drive cost me $60 bucks.
Cool that they are offering to do this for people, even if people think it's a scam. Might be a bit more expensive than doing it yourself, and a hell of a lot lenghtier than doing it yourself - but if people still don't know how easy it is (including backing up data/restoring) and they're willing to pay, it's no ones fault but their own. A 12 year old is capable of replacing the HDD in the PS3, it's so simple it's not even remotely funny. Same with backing up and restoring data. It's too simple. But then again, if someone is willing to pay ... why not. In case no one has realized there are things like this happening all over ... people just too lazy to do some sh** so they pay someone else too.
you might want to start with a gigabibble and work your way up to a trigabite. :P
Already upgraded both my fatty and my slim. 320 gb Fatty 500 gb slim ($65)!!! Newegg
but whatever, I'm sure there's people who will go for it.
I like the fact that this service can transfer all existing programs over, which the backup utility doesn't offer. This is very useful for me because my brother and I gameshare between our three PS3's.
When I used the backup/restorebackup all my files transferred over, all save games, all game data, all games I had bought on PSN, expansion packs, etc. What won't copy over with that utility?
I would hope so too. But it didn't transfer all game programs over to the backup for some reason. I had to redownload some games, particularly the ones from my brother's account.
Ghoul, The PS3 backup copies everything. All save games, all passwords, even cookies to websites. What you can't do with a few games is hand copy savegames with a memory stick.
"Edit the harddrive"? Huh? You mean that 90 second task that involves less work than unpacking and hooking up the PS3? It's a swap out, it's no more difficult than a last gen memory card insertion/removal but involves an occasionally, tightly-wound screw and a plastic cover. Don't over-complicate it.
ive got a 500gb for £89.99
western digital scorpio blue 500gb £54.04 got 1 very good drive until my fatty popped now using it as external storage and the fatty got replaced by insurance for a 120gb slim
my 80 GB phat's hard drive for a while now. Only thing that's put me off is being unable to copy and transfer my SP saves for Killzone 2 - which are protected.
you can still back-up saves even if they're protected. you just can't "copy" them.
And if you buy a new PS3 you can even transfer everything (almost) to the new PS3. Use the Data Transfer utility, you move all the locked save games also. Only thing I had to contact Sony about was all the SingStar songs. Everything else was kept. http://au.playstation.com/p... http://blog.us.playstation....
how about an upgrade to PS2 playback...
That's what I'm waiting for.
I'd run out to buy a PS3 is they added this into the slims. Never understand why they couldnt make some kind of emulation- I think it might be the PS2 games have issues running on the cell (sony might need to reprogram PS2 games for proper hardware support- who knows. I'm sure if they could do it they would of already; but its hope im wrong.
Its a good idea honestly for most people because the majority of people don't even realize that the hard drives are upgradable in the first place. That being said it is a pretty overpriced service. I have a launch 60GB model with a 500GB hard drive I got for about 70 or 80 bucks. So bottom line, do it yourself. And if you can't, find someone to do it for you!
Is the hard drive on the new model harder to upgrade than the hard drive on the old model? Because $200 to do it sounds rather expensive. The drive is about $40 - $45, so it must take some serious labor.
200 bucks for 250GB? Pfft.
and people thought Microsoft hard drives were expensive for 150$ for a 250gb, this works out to just over 191$ US currency.
That's not true - anyone can replace the harddrive with ANY laptop harddrive they want, while XBOX 360 users can only use the ones made for the consoles, that Microsoft makes. This is for people not willing to deal with screws and stuff (just 1 screw actually lolz)
omg it's a troll!
The infamous blue screw. And 4 screws on the HDD caddy.
Amazing...some have to be negative about everything... There are some who just dont feel good about doing this, so its offered as a service...why be negative....sad bunch
LMAO at the negative DA...
Wonder how much Microsoft would charge for the hardware and labor.
if you think you cant, figure it out on your own. Just be careful, the 4 screws on the HDD cage, are extremely easy to strip. Other than that, really easy to change out hard drive. I wish Sony would have an option to just back up saves. As of now the Back up Utility, only does the entire HDD, wold be cool if i could back up just my saves, with out having to copy, the 350GB of other data, or some way to upload saves to there servers, like they do for online multi-play ranking.
There is an option? http://www.tech-recipes.com...
Sometimes in the industry a trigabyte or trigabit referrs to a heavily encryted byte or bit often 200% more effective than 3DES. It is not a very used term and I doubt than NC really mean that.
Yeah, a more in depth Google search seems to have verified that it is an actual word, but none seem to be able to define it as well as you did. Interesting, even dictionary.com doesn't have an entry.
should start with a gigabibble. :P
Well I got a question, If I wanted to upgrade my HDD I probably have to back up everything but how will I move saved games to the new HDD? That is a dumb question I know but Some of them games doesn't allow me to copy saved games from a storage device to another :S
The only way atm to move those games is to get another ps3 and use the transfer utility that was included in one of the recent fw updates. I just did it and it worked fine.
Good thing there is actually a way to do so. Would of been easier if I could back saved games up on my Memory Stick or something lol. Thanks anyways dude :)
which is begging me to increase the space its been full for like 2 years I use to just dl everything and save movie/shows/music now I have to keep deleting the old :/. For sure end of year will upgrade to 5xxgig but ill do it myself this is a good service for people who are not tech savy. I think the upgrade from phat to slim service is a rip off though. Bought my 60gig for 600 slim is 300 has no B/C ugly as hell and pretty sure its missing a couple other features. Ill never trade in my big black shiny beast!
for someone who doesn't use their ps3 as a media player, whats the point of upgrading past the 120GB i have now? i could see it if all games allowed full installs but they don't. has anyone here filled their current stock systems with DLC and PSN titles yet?
But only if they offered a cleaning/maintenance check, and a one year warranty that then gave an option for a further paid extended warranty.
Is the max the PS3 can hold, so please stop with the "I put a 620/1Tb/ect into mine" crap. It makes you look like a noob.
It actually has a maximum of 2TB since it uses a FAT32 system to format the drive ;-)
The biggest HDD you can put into a PS3 is 500Gb. Feel free to look it up. Facts are facts, no matter how much you want it your way.
Correct.. 500gb 5400rpm and a 500gb 7200 rpm. The 7200rpm run much hotter for those looking to upgrade. Some might be thinking of external HD's. Which is were the 1 and 2 Terabyte's come in.
If your not a total moron then it would be easier to just do this yourself. I already have a 1,000 gigs in mine. I think I'm set.
i can probably put in 4x the space that they would charge me
What rip-off. $190ish US. Buy a new PS3.
The MS 250 gig is cheaper than that. http://www.amazon.com/Xbox-... Anyone who defends this while at the same time griefs MS for their accessory prices is a hypocrite and a fanboy of the highest order.
Yeah ok? so i have to buy this in order to upgrade my HD? no..
you are an idiot
This will not sell and will suck. I mean, look at the 360 Hard Drive. No one likes it.
Now thats what I called a Hard Drive why in the blue HELL would any bots get a 360 with only 20GB, 60GB or 250GB HDD thats only for xbox 360, how dumb is that.