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How to Speed Up the Playstation 3

ExtremeTech: "Back in September, the fine folks at DL.TV showed you how to replace the PS3's hard drive with a bigger one. It's easy-if you have a 2.5-inch form factor SATA hard drive, it's just a matter of turning a few small screws and sliding it in there. The hardest part is making sure your large disk is formatted with FAT32 first, which can be a challenge in Windows (there are lots of freeware apps that will format large FAT32 partitions on Windows, though).

But changing out your PS3 hard disk for another bit of rotating magnetic storage is kids stuff. We've already raved about the stellar performance of Intel's new X-25 solid-state drive, which just happens to come in an 80GB capacity and 2.5-inch SATA form factor. Perfect for a PS3!"

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thor3681d ago (Edited 3681d ago )

I thought disk read speed was limited by the OS? So that even if it were solid-state, it would read as fast as a standard 5k RPM hard drive? Or is this not the case?

Edit: Looks like I am wrong, they have charts proving me wrong and all.

DARKKNIGHT3681d ago

CHILDREN!!! youre totally missing the point:

ssd's are still very pricey, NO? well theyre still fairly new tech.

Give it a year and those drives will perform better, while costing less and still fit into the ps3's non-propietary port.

The option is there. now we must wait for these drives to drop down in price.

thank you SONY!!!

Fishy Fingers3681d ago (Edited 3681d ago )

$600? For a very slight performance boost. Id rather spend $100 on a 300gb drive and keep $500 in my pocket. Or maybe buy a PC >_< (GPU)

thor3681d ago

Solid state drives have some other advantages:

Makes no noise - but you can't hear the sound of the HDD over the fans and blu-ray drive anyway on the PS3.
Much improved data integrity - if you decided to shake your SSD-less PS3 about a lot you might lose some of your data. But most people won't want to do that.

These both are great for my laptop, as well as the speed boost, but for a PS3 it's hard to justify the cost.

Fishy Fingers3681d ago (Edited 3681d ago )

Yeah I have one in a laptop and I must admit, there it has served its purpose brilliantly. But to spend $600 on a $400 console and not even gain much storage space or performance is just not worth it.

SaiyanFury3681d ago

Umm...yeah. I spent 600 on my 60GB PS3, I'm not spending the same just for a solid state 80GB HDD when I can get a normal 320GB HDD for 120. For a relatively mild performance boost it's not worth the money. On top of that, I've never been dissatisfied with my PS3's performance anyways.

MvmntInGrn3681d ago

Not worth the price yet, maybe if they come down in price.

RH063681d ago

The storage is a problem, as well as the price! Agree with most, rather spend my 100 bucks on the 300gb sata I just put in my PS3, along with the 2.5 update my PS3 seems to run faster!

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