SSD Performance on PS3

We've seen people toy around with SSD drives on the PS3, but until now, high performance drives have been prohibitively expensive. While still more expensive than mechanical drives, newer SSDs are faster and cheaper than ever.

This article explores the performance impact of OCZ's mainstream Sandforce based SSD, the Agility 3, when installed in a PS3. Tests include PSN game installation, Blu-Ray game installation, and file management. The results are sometimes surprising!

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Why o why2660d ago

Prices still a touch high but i can see these drives being the norm for the hd consoles of the future

lowlight2660d ago

If anything, they'll come pre-equipped with some NAND flash I think

DarkBlood2660d ago (Edited 2660d ago )

does the slim uses a different type of harddrive from the phatty? cuz that black thing in the picture sure looks different

TheCampfireSong2660d ago

No all ps3's use the same HDD

lowlight2660d ago

The thing in the picture is the SSD used in the article :)

forcefullpower2660d ago

If you are going to buy a drive for PS3. You better getting a hybrid drive like.

Seagate 500GB Momentus XT 2.5" Hybrid SSD/HDD only £85

b_one2659d ago (Edited 2659d ago )

Damn, and what about TRIM, Optimization of read/write operation on sectors? Author didnt mention about those TWO most important things...

Those disk as a whole idea are different, still i think WD BLACK series is best for slims...