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PS3 Hard Drive

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5y, 9m agoPosted 5 years, 9 months ago
need some help on a ps3 hard drive. looking for a 320gb + for my ps3 fat any advice would be great also is it safe to use a 7200 rpm drive in a ps3
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5y, 9m agoPosted 5 years, 9 months ago
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#1
Hi, just a little info.

The PS3 (slim and "fat") have removable hard drives and can be replaced with any normal PC hard drive. The RPM is 7200 so you don't want to put less than that. However, you could put a 10000 or 15000 in if you wanted improved loading times!

Here is a tutorial I found for you:

http://asia.cnet.com/digitalliving/tips/0,3800004921,62032875,00.htm

hope it helps.

p.s. look into accepted sizes for Hard discs. As far as I know there is not limit or specific requirements. However, just to be safe before commiting...check it out ;-)
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Youshless
Hi, just a little info.The PS3 (slim and "fat") have removable hard drives and can be replaced with any normal PC hard drive. The RPM is 7200 so you don't want to put less than that. However, you could put a 10000 or 15000 in if you wanted improved loading times!Here is a tutorial I found for you:http://asia.cnet.com/digitalliving/tips/0,3800004921,62032875,00.htmhope it helps. p.s. look into accepted sizes for Hard discs. As far as I know there is not limit or specific requirements. However, just to be safe before commiting...check it out ;-)

Think this advice is totally wrong. you cant put ANY PC drive in a PS3 it has to be a 2.5" drive (So a laptop drive not PC), to make it easy make sure you use a 9.5mm drive as the 12.5mm drives need a bit of modification to use. Mine is a 5400RPM and not a 7200RPM (I am pretty sure) and i would stick to the RPM of the drive you use as the more RPM normally the hotter and i would not want to use a 15000RPM as that would generate more heat and i would just not chance it.
Have a look on ps3 hacks if you want some propper info it has been about 18 months since i put a 500GB in mine
#3
Also agree with the above comment.
From what I know, it must be a SATA 5400rpm... 7200rpm is quite risky as I have heard of a lot of people's PS3's becomming far too hot. Anything higher than this would seem suicidal for the console. However Youshless could always volunteer to test this out and chuck a 15,000rpm hard drive in his PS3 and tell us how it goes... Lol
Personally I upgraded mine to a western scorpio 5400rpm 320gb, did this about a year ago and it runs like a dream :)
I was also told to not go above 320gb with a phat PS3, but was unsure of the credibility of that statement, but either way I stuck to 320gb to be safe aha :)

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