Toshiba 320GB 2.5" SATA Hard Drive (PS3 / Laptop) (MK3252GSX) @ Scan - HotUKDeals
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There be gremlins in the machine me thinks.
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#1
Good price.
#2
Best price at 5 GB /£, I have not seen any cheaper!
#3
Crazy price for a laptop hard drive. I think 320GB is still the biggest 2.5" you can get?
#4
time to upgrade the ps3 methinks
#5
would this work in my macbook anyone?
#6
cold toast, yes it should do, macbooks have user changeable hard drives, very simple to do.

as long as it's 2.5" and a SATA it will work.
banned#7
If performance is a must then this hdd isnt really that great.

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/wd-toshiba-join-club,1776-5.html

Id still pay the few quid extra and get a scorpio or an M6.

Voted hot though as the price is still good.
#8
"not much left to say"
Hmmm, except it's a Toshiba.............nuff sed as my teenage daughter would say :x
#9
cold toast;2175390
would this work in my macbook anyone?

Yep I would say so. I replaced my Macbook drive with a different 320GB drive recently. It cost be over £20 more though... :?
#10
I wonder if I can pluck up the courage to replace my laptop drive. Having only 80gb internally is driving me nuts.
#11
Just to correct you, the PS3 can only handle 250gbs.

Good find still.
#12
DJSlime
Just to correct you, the PS3 can only handle 250gbs.

Good find still.


Not sure that's true.
#13
DJSlime;2175725
Just to correct you, the PS3 can only handle 250gbs.

Good find still.


Thanks for the input, you got a link for that?
#14
FAT32 can support up to 2TB

250GB is just floating round because that was the maximum size 2.5" HDD at the time
#15
DJSlime
Just to correct you, the PS3 can only handle 250gbs.

Good find still.


I installed a 2.5" WD 320Gb into my PS3 just the other day. Backed up my old 40Gb to an external USB enclosure housing a 500Gb 3.5" IDE drive. Replaced the 40Gb with the 320Gb and then performed a system update to format the drive (sounds weird but Sony requires it). Then restored from the external USB enclosure and all my data, save games etc came back just as before I took the 40Gb out.
#16
Guess ive been corrected then, great first post from myself then :P
#17
Cuddy
I installed a 2.5" WD 320Gb into my PS3 just the other day. Backed up my old 40Gb to an external USB enclosure housing a 500Gb 3.5" IDE drive. Replaced the 40Gb with the 320Gb and then performed a system update to format the drive (sounds weird but Sony requires it). Then restored from the external USB enclosure and all my data, save games etc came back just as before I took the 40Gb out.


Out of curiosity, can you still use the old 40Gb drive that originally came with the PS3? Either as a secondary backup drive for the PS3 (doesn't have to be connected, I'm thinking for if/when I want to mess about with Linux) or as a standard Laptop drive? Or does it pretty much have to go in the bin?
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Kushan
Out of curiosity, can you still use the old 40Gb drive that originally came with the PS3? Either as a secondary backup drive for the PS3 (doesn't have to be connected, I'm thinking for if/when I want to mess about with Linux) or as a standard Laptop drive? Or does it pretty much have to go in the bin?


I haven't confirmed it myself yet but I see no reason why it can't be attached to a PC (or a Mac if you bend that way) and simply open a partitioning program and erase the Sony 40Gb partition. After all it is just a standard SATA drive Sony are using :thumbsup:
#19
Yep, the PS3 just comes with a standard Seagate 2.5" drive inside
#20
Awesome, I'm aware that the 2.5" drive is just a standard drive, but I was more concerned with the PS3 itself not liking people swapping them in and out at will.
#21
Kushan
Awesome, I'm aware that the 2.5" drive is just a standard drive, but I was more concerned with the PS3 itself not liking people swapping them in and out at will.


Sony actually gives you instructions in the manual on how to do it. As such, it doesn't void you warranty or anything.
#22
http://www.playstation.com/manual/pdf/PS3-02_03-1.9_1.pdf

Pg14 of this PS3 manual gives full instructions, & is a Sony endorsed feature of the PS3.
#23
hippo99
http://www.playstation.com/manual/pdf/PS3-02_03-1.9_1.pdf

Pg14 of this PS3 manual gives full instructions, & is a Sony endorsed feature of the PS3.


They don't ban you from their online service for doing it?!
There's lovely
#24
peodude
FAT32 can support up to 2TB

250GB is just floating round because that was the maximum size 2.5" HDD at the time


Yeh but FAT32 can't store files over 4GB so its useless for movie editing or xbox 360 rips. If you need to read/write NTFS from a mac you can install Paragon NTFS driver which works great. And for Linux there is a read only driver. There is really no reason to use FAT32 nowadays.
#25
vixygwim


Linux co-exists on the same HD - you have to format it accordingly before you start saving content (game saves etc) on the HD or you'll have to back it up first and restore it after. Iirc you can either select 10GB for the PS3 and the rest for Linux, or vice versa (10GB for Linux, rest for PS3).


So are they able to 'see' each other, if you had files on the ps3 partition, would linux be able to access them, and vise versa?
#26
zebrum
Yeh but FAT32 can't store files over 4GB so its useless for movie editing or xbox 360 rips. If you need to read/write NTFS from a mac you can install Paragon NTFS driver which works great. And for Linux there is a read only driver. There is really no reason to use FAT32 nowadays.


tbh ive got a blu-ray rip of die hard 4.0 runnin with a file size of nearly 9 gig runnin as sweet as a nut on my ps3 and my mate has a 18 gig version of transformers running on his!
#27
Excellent post. Just what I was looking for.

Thank you. Heat and reputation added.
#28
So tempting! Does anybody know the resell value of the original Seagate drives inside the PS3? in my case, 60gb.
banned#29
TeamJGP
So tempting! Does anybody know the resell value of the original Seagate drives inside the PS3? in my case, 60gb.



I would keep it for warranty purposes.
#30
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#31
Cuddy
Sony actually gives you instructions in the manual on how to do it. As such, it doesn't void you warranty or anything.


I know, I know all that, perhaps I phrased my question wrong - AFTER I swap out the 40Gb Drive for a different drive, is there going to be anything preventing me using the 40Gb drive on the PS3 again, to hold a completely different set of files?
So for example, say I plug a 320Gb drive into it and copy all my data across, what happens when I plug the 40Gb back in? Will my old data load like before or will the PS3 realise that the drive is different and force a format or whatever?
#32
kinnth
you can get free postage on anything from scan if you are a member of the Hexus.net website and you make a number of posts. Although this isn't possible for most if you buy alot of decent computer stuff your gona be looking at scan.com and free postage saves u at least a 5ver a time. If i remember right its 40 posts on the forum or summat, but you gotta contribute cant just put 40 of your own in same thread.

Search hexus for "scan free delivery"


VixyGwim has already mentioned free postage for members of AVForums at the top of this deal.

http://www.avforums.com/forums/scan_offer.php

You only need to make 5 (non spam) posts and the jobs done :thumbsup:
#33
Kushan
what happens when I plug the 40Gb back in? Will my old data load like before or will the PS3 realise that the drive is different and force a format or whatever?


If you leave the 40Gb drive untouched after you remove it then later on when you put it back in it should work like nothing happend (as in you did not upgrade to a larger drive). Of course, any changes (including game saves etc) you made to your larger drive won't be present on the old 40Gb :)
#34
Sizmik;2175491
If performance is a must then this hdd isnt really that great.

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/wd-toshiba-join-club,1776-5.html

Id still pay the few quid extra and get a scorpio or an M6.

Voted hot though as the price is still good.

The 320GB WD Scorpio drive is available at Play for £79.99. If you don't like Toshiba drives.
http://www.play.com/PC/PCs/4-/3516598/Western-Digital-Scorpio-WD3200BEVT-320GB-2-5-Internal-SATA-Hard-Drive/Product.html
#35
Cuddy
If you leave the 40Gb drive untouched after you remove it then later on when you put it back in it should work like nothing happend (as in you did not upgrade to a larger drive). Of course, any changes (including game saves etc) you made to your larger drive won't be present on the old 40Gb :)


Ahh, brilliant, that's exactly what I needed to know. Thanks, Cuddy!
#36
OK,Im a member of the AVForums and have made the minimum amount of required posts etc,so how do I get the free delivery on the Scan site?
#37
D_arkTrooper
OK,Im a member of the AVForums and have made the minimum amount of required posts etc,so how do I get the free delivery on the Scan site?


See here: http://www.avforums.com/forums/scan_offer.php
#38
Nice, might get this for my PS3
banned#39
For a fiver more you could get the superior Scorpio drive on scans site.
#40
I would love to know who started saying that you cannot store files over 4GB on FAT32...?
I have a 400gb External Drive formatted to FAT32 that is loaded with 8gb 1080p movies!

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