The stock 20GB or 60GB PS3 hard drive not enough storage for your massive saved game and video archive? Here's the simplest guide on the net on how to upgrade your PS3 hard drive. It's easier than you think.
.. i probably need to upgrade my HDD if i go over the limit.
but i still have loads more space to fill
No need to pay for overpriced MS HDDs. Any SATA laptop drives will do. Too bad I can't take out the GPU and plug in a 8800 GTX for DX 10 capabilties :)
... a trump card up sony's sleave. The possibility's are endless, and without the need to release new SKU's.
because i want to install a new hard-drive into my ps3. But does anyone know what the largest hard-drive you can install into it is? I've seen a 300gb one before but that seems to be as mythical as the unicorn...i'd appreciate the help if anyones done this before or knows about it
With the music/movie/psone and ps3 game downloads that are a coming, i need a bigger hardrive. And i'll be using quite a lot for LittleBigPlanet too
By the way, there are loads of videos on youtube that show how to change a ps3 harddrive
And you won't see too many laptops with 300 gig drive. Since they are smaller and drawing less power, capacity is not up to the 3.5" drive you'll find in today's desktop pc.
Currently, 160gig are common, and you can likely stay tuned for 200 and 250 gig shortly. My guess is that you'll have to wait for a 300gig. Keep in mind that they are also more expensive than your typical 3.5" drive too...
I found a 120GB one on new-egg and I think I paid 87$ It worked great. I was looking at a bigger one 160GB I think but at the time it was 150$ It was easy to change it and I used a 4GB flash drive to save all the gamesaves on while changing it. The I went back onto PSN and went to my history and re-downloaded all my downloads. Took some time to get it all done but now I have so much stuff on my PS3 and I still have 87 GB left. One not: when you look at the space avalible it may read less then what youo put in. This is not an error. the way the PS3 reads the drive is different. Mine read 111GB but there was 120 GB there. Any questions shhot me an email!
I dropped a 250GB WD in mine. Remember, it is a laptop HDD.
There is a way to use an internal Desktop SATA but it involve putting it in an external case and mounting the drive external to your PS3. Still, it gets you a TB of space.
thanks alot for the help guys, i've given you all bubbles
Here's a link to that 300gb HDD i meant:
I'll see what i can find, i'll probably be looking at around the 200gb or sub-200gb mark. I can imagine myself saving alot of stuff
hackers, glitchers, cheaters & virus distributers...come on in!!
The door is w i d e open!
It's really easy to replace the drive with any good screwdriver...
But how could hackers, cheaters and virus distributer could use this????? You put a drive in your PS3 (usually brand new!) and first thing the PS3 does with it, is format it... How safer can it be???
Only your mouth is WIDE open : )
when you obviously don't know??? I guess you never played Halo2 or heard of the term 'mods'. But don't worry, IF the PS3 ever gets popular...or have a hit as popular as Halo2, then you'll soon see.
so what does that have to do with mods? a HD is a HD, plus halo 2 is on xbox buddy...not ps3
go troll somewhere else when you dont know what you are talking about, its like gambler said the ps3 formats the hd when you install it, sorry that you are spiteful that you have to fork out $100 for a 20gb hd while we can spend the same amount for a 160gb hd....go cry to your mommy, beg her for more money and stick with your 360 xbot....
It's nice that Sony made it relatively easy to update the HDD by yourself, apparently the 360 one is a lot tougher to upgrade yourself (i.e. with unofficial hdd)
One point is missing: Sony choose wisely a slower HDD producing less heat and noise. You should think about that when buying a new one.
All of the large laptop HDDs are 5400 rpm. By larger I mean the 250s.
I see Western Digital have produced a 250Gb (2500BEVS)... anyone know how big is too big for the PS3?
What speed is the 60Gb (UK) drive that comes with it?
it needs a 2.5inch notebook hdd.
hdds usually come in 3.5, 2.5, and 1.8 inch sizes. 3.5 being desktop, 1.8 being what you would find in an ipod or most other mp3 players.
Very cool - but i wonder if warranty is lost if you start taking the PS3 apart and replacing internal components yourself?
has instructions on how to replace the HDD. Replacement of the HDD does not void the warranty.
As the article says, the screws are very easy to strip! I stripped the blue screw and was on my way to stripping the other ones. I didn't have the precision screw driver that they recommend. Now I have to figure out how to remove the stripped screws so i can actually replace the drive. The metal on those screws is soft as butter and those things are machine screwed in.
I have read that Sony will send you new screws for free if you strip them. Haven't gotten around to calling them yet.
I did this yesterday, I used my 120GB HDD from my Mac Book Pro.
The first caddy screw wasn't too bad, but the other 4... I striped 3 of them. They're super tight, so tight that I warped/twisted a screwdriver out of shape!
I removed the striped screws with a pair of vice-grips. I clamped down on the heads horizontally and twisted them free. I replaced the striped screws with standard HDD screws, but I could only use 2 screws. The screws aren't flat, they're rounded so it wouldn't fit anymore. All 3 screws (2 HDD & 1 caddy) are visible. It doesn't wobble because the 2 screws, SATA connection, and caddy screw are enough to hold it in place.
Hope this helps :)
You really have to say this is a big selling point to some people. I know for a fact it was one of the reasons which I bought my PS3. Having to pay over the odds for 120gb (the largest you can get) for a Xbox 360 didn't really appeal to me for some reason....
man-o-man this is why i hate microsoft and bill gates
by the way has anybody heard anything about prince of persia????
Just use an external drive. Do a search for Team Xecuter hard drive Xtender or Hyperdrive and you can get something to let you plug in the external drive (heck, you could make it yourself if you are brave). I currently have a 500GB 3.5" drive plugged in via external sata connectors.
Cool! Hey man, is it loud? Does it get hot? This sounds like my cup of tea...especially when we get Tivo like functionality and movie downloads in the future!
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