Samsung M7 640GB 2.5 inch SATA II 8MB Cache, 5400RPM Internal Hard Drive OEM - Sony Playstation PS3 Compatible £59.99 @ Amazon - HotUKDeals
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The Spinpoint M7 utilizes Samsung's proprietary SilentSeek and NoiseGuard technologies to minimize the noise-level of the mechanical drive operation. The halogen-free drive complies with the European Union's Restriction of the use of certain hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment (RoHS) regulations.
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Samsung M7 Hard Drive
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HM321HI HDD 640GB SATA II 8MB 5400rpm 105g
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#1
good deal thanks
#2
typical,just as i upgrade to a 500 a 640 comes along cheap

seems like a good deal to me,heat added
#3
Bargain for a 2.5" laptop drive! Heat added.
#4
Would this be suitable for a 13" Unibody Macbook?
#5
so this will work in a ps3? has some drive are to powerful for the ps3 to handle or something?!
#6
babyboxer85
so this will work in a ps3? has some drive are to powerful for the ps3 to handle or something?!


No it is not that, some 2.5" inch drives are 12.5mm large, some are 9.5mm. The way the Ps3 is designed it will only accept 9.5mm drives.

This drive has 2x 320Gb platters, so it is no more a power drain than the 320GB Western Digital drives of last year which were 2 x 160GB platter drives.

Samsung are fantastic drive makers and would definitely recommend this drive.

I might even get it mysefl
#7
I don't see the point in upgrading the PS3 to have such large internal storage to be honest. The main reason used to be due to FAT32-format USB drives only, if streaming wasn't an option, for film-watching, but then they enabled Sequential playback so it was no big deal anymore. I'd sooner get a larger 3.5 external, but still, good price....
banned#8
Anthonyuk
No it is not that, some 2.5" inch drives are 12.5mm large, some are 9.5mm. The way the Ps3 is designed it will only accept 9.5mm drives.

This drive has 2x 320Gb platters, so it is no more a power drain than the 320GB Western Digital drives of last year which were 2 x 160GB platter drives.

Samsung are fantastic drive makers and would definitely recommend this drive.

I might even get it mysefl


Plus make sure it's 5400rpm!
#9
I've had a 500gb drive for nearly a year and I totally agree. I've only filled 150 gig of it and that's through serious excess trying to justify the space.
#10
sennasnit
Plus make sure it's 5400rpm!


Yes sorry, now I know what the person was asking. Totally forgot about this.

Don't get 7200RPM drives for the PS3. They run hotter and could shorten the life of the PS3.

This one is ok as it is 5400RPM.
#11
does anyone know if this will work on the ps3 slim?

it has to work now cos i have ordered it thanks op
1 Like #12
Borat
does anyone know if this will work on the ps3 slim?


Yes and perfectly.
#13
axum
I don't see the point in upgrading the PS3 to have such large internal storage to be honest. The main reason used to be due to FAT32-format USB drives only, if streaming wasn't an option, for film-watching, but then they enabled Sequential playback so it was no big deal anymore. I'd sooner get a larger 3.5 external, but still, good price....


Agreed but a lot of folk get one for PlayTV reasons just
#14
The point (for me anyway) is because game installs are getting bigger and bigger nowadays.
"Oh I can just re-install if I want to play again"
True, but why bother if you can have plenty of room to keep them all installed. And I can just stick the disc in and play without having to wait ten min for the install...or 20 if it's Metal Gear!
That and over the years more and more DLC will be coming out, and whatnot
#15
Literally 3 days ago i bought a 500gb HDD for my PS3 for £49.99, not a huge difference in price, makes me wonder if i should've waited a bit longer. Anyway, too late now - good price though!
#16
Stigmata
typical,just as i upgrade to a 500 a 640 comes along cheap

seems like a good deal to me,heat added


exactly the same story as me, and only £5 more too.. but I did get a WD.. which doesn't make me regret it!
#17
Stigmata
typical,just as i upgrade to a 500 a 640 comes along cheap

seems like a good deal to me,heat added


they've been out for a while. you can get 1TB 2.5" drives now, about £150 at the moment. i'm not 100% sure if they are 9mm or 12mm, but it surely can't be long now. 3TB 3.5" drives have also been announced for later this year, with bigger 4TB to follow
#18
x Swift x
exactly the same story as me, and only £5 more too.. but I did get a WD.. which doesn't make me regret it!


This will be newer technology though.

The 500GB drives are last years drives with 250GB/Platter.

These are the 2010 drives just released with 320GB/platter.

This will be faster, use less electricity and more spacious.
#19
might get one and stick it in an external enclosure thankyou!!
#20
anyone seen a bargain enclosure to make this a portable HDD ?
#21
Is this the same drive on ebuyer http://www.ebuyer.com/product/205027?
#22
silly question but at work and never really thought about it but how do you go about saving whats on your old ps3 hard drive before putting in a bigger one and IS IT EASY TO DO? or does it srcew up settings etc

CHEERS:-D
#23
robappleby89
Is this the same drive on ebuyer http://www.ebuyer.com/product/205027?


It is indeed
#24
101monkeys
silly question but at work and never really thought about it but how do you go about saving whats on your old ps3 hard drive before putting in a bigger one and IS IT EASY TO DO? or does it srcew up settings etc

CHEERS:-D


You just back everything up to a FAT32-formatted USB device using the backup option, sync your trophies, and away you go.
#25
101monkeys
silly question but at work and never really thought about it but how do you go about saving whats on your old ps3 hard drive before putting in a bigger one and IS IT EASY TO DO? or does it srcew up settings etc

CHEERS:-D


Yes its very easy to do, just get a FAT32 formatted USB external drive, and connect it to your PS3 and got to system settings and chose to backup your drive.

This will take a complete backup of your drive that can be easily then restored on your new drive - there may be the case that one or two game saves cannot be backed up due to copy protections on them, someone would need to confirm this
#26
axum
You just back everything up to a FAT32-formatted USB device using the backup option, sync your trophies, and away you go.


THANKS :thumbsup:

might give it a shot
#27
Oh, and make sure you have the right-sized screwdrivers, if you've got an older PS3, the screws are very soft normally.
#28
nickfezz
Would this be suitable for a 13" Unibody Macbook?


seems like it works well for MBP's
http://forums.macrumors.com/archive/index.php/t/t-827729.html
#29
Good price. Heat added.
#30
Anthonyuk
Yes sorry, now I know what the person was asking. Totally forgot about this.

Don't get 7200RPM drives for the PS3. They run hotter and could shorten the life of the PS3.

This one is ok as it is 5400RPM.


Newer 7,200RPM drives should be fine, the power draw and heat output are minimal over a standard 5,400RPM drive. That being said, you're not going to see massive performance benefits so it doesn't make a great deal of sense anyway.
#31
Anthonyuk
Yes its very easy to do, just get a FAT32 formatted USB external drive, and connect it to your PS3 and got to system settings and chose to backup your drive.

This will take a complete backup of your drive that can be easily then restored on your new drive - there may be the case that one or two game saves cannot be backed up due to copy protections on them, someone would need to confirm this


I was wondering about this myself. I noticed Killzone 2 and NFS:Shift gamesaves cannot be copied normally, but would they be copied across if they were part of a complete backup!?

I could easily fill this drive on my PS3, and as games become bigger and bigger, and increasingly require an install, this could end up being to small! MGS is over 4GB install, and Gran Turismo Prologue alone is 6.5GB install, so god knows what size install GT5 will be!? 12 - 14GB, something daft like that I bet?

Hot deal by the way mate. I might just get this now that the Orange (8 items for £8 each) order is well and trully t!ts up.
#32
Anyone using this for their PS3 make sure you do a FULL format via the XMB, not the Quick one. If you don't you'll have problems later down the line, it may take longer (a lot longer) but what is it they say.. A stitch in time...
#33
Anthonyuk;8587726
This drive has 2x 320Gb platters, so it is no more a power drain than the 320GB Western Digital drives of last year which were 2 x 160GB platter drives.
That's a bit simplistic - there are many factors which affect a disk drive's power consumption, number of platters being just one of them. The only definitive way of knowing is to compare the specifications.
#34
balluji


Hi i'm after a drive for my macbook pro, cant see from the link posted what it says about this drive, can anyone help me out. need to upgrade my macbook hardrive.

Thanks
#35
I bought the Samsung M7 HM501II 500GB 2.5" Hard Drive SATAII 5400rpm 8MB Cache in feb this year for the same price.

This drive seems to be the bigger version. The one I bought has been perfect so i'd recommend this deal.

t's really good especially if you have playtv. I've got countless tv shows and films on my ps3 and still have over 200GB left! It rapidly fills up though!

Also a little tip, buy something like this to turn your old ps3 hard drive into a portable one: Sumvision USB2.0 Black Caddy for upto 500GB 2.5 SATA Hard Drives - Retail Brushed Aluminium. This one is v cheap but not very durable. I only use it to transfer files around the house. If you pay a bit more obviously you will get a more durable caddy.
#36
Will this fit in a 360 HDD caddy? Might get one for my JTAG if so.

Thanks
#37
will this work with a macbook pro?
#38
thesonandheir
Will this fit in a 360 HDD caddy? Might get one for my JTAG if so.

Thanks


That is exactly why i have just bought one today. :thumbsup:

I was waiting for the western digital 750GB 9.5mm drive, but this kept getting delayed and it is £30 more for just 110GB extra.

This was too cheap and Samsung too good of a make to passup (prefer Samsung to Western Digital personally).
#39
axum
I don't see the point in upgrading the PS3 to have such large internal storage to be honest. The main reason used to be due to FAT32-format USB drives only, if streaming wasn't an option, for film-watching, but then they enabled Sequential playback so it was no big deal anymore. I'd sooner get a larger 3.5 external, but still, good price....


Where its really useful is when youve got little monkeys who will destroy external drives...my 320gig one is chock a block with films and bluray files so may get this one!
#40
jonathanmusto
...but what is it they say.. A stitch in time...


...saves Ratchet & Clank? ;)

Word of warning with swapping out a PS3 hard drive; be really sure you have a full backup & maybe even a duplicate (secondary) backup on another external hard drive (in case of failure of the first) because as soon as you remove the existing hard drive re-inserting into the same, or a different, console will prompt you to format it. The contents will then not be accessible from any PS3 console & your progress in “Hannah Montana: The Movie” (or whatever) will then be lost completely.

I believe that when swapping hard drives you can downgrade your System Software (Firmware) to an earlier revision if you have the necessary ".PUP" file on an external (USB) drive (or “stick”) in the correctly named folder, but I have not tried this.

Maybe those who have (had) a desire to go back to, say, using the "Other OS" feature can confirm if it is possible to do so.

BFN,

fp.

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