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Western Digital Scorpio Blue 320GB SATA 8MB Cache 2.5 inch Internal Hard Drive OEM - Sony Playstation PS3 Compatible £47.48 @ Amazon

£47.48 @ Amazon
* Massive capacity - Whether they are in an external drive or a notebook computer, WD Scorpio Blue 2.5-inch drives offer the most available capacity for space-hungry operating systems like Windows Vis… Read More
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* Massive capacity - Whether they are in an external drive or a notebook computer, WD Scorpio Blue 2.5-inch drives offer the most available capacity for space-hungry operating systems like Windows Vista, plus plenty of room left over for photos, music, and video
* Fast and Efficient - With 5400 RPM spin speed and 12 ms access time and up to 3 Gb/s SATA interface speed, even the most demanding customer will appreciate the performance achieved by WD Scorpio Blue drives
* Quiet - In a notebook drive, silence is golden. WD's exclusive WhisperDrive combines state-of-the-art seeking algorithms to yield one of the quietest 2.5-inch hard drives on the market. These algorithms also optimize the way a drive seeks for data, which significantly improves power consumption. So now silence (and longer battery life) is golden
* Reliable and Rugged - WD's ShockGuard technology protects the drive mechanics and platter surfaces from shocks. WD's SecurePark parks the recording heads off the disk surface during spin up, spin down and when the drive is off. This ensures the recording head never touches the disk surface resulting in improved long term reliability due to less head wear, and improved non-operational shock tolerance
* Tested for Compatibility - We perform tests on hundreds of systems and a multitude of platforms in our FIT Lab and Mobile Compatibility Lab to give our customers confidence that our drives will work in their systems.
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#1
Great price!, I paid £55 Delivered for a 250gb a while back so definately a good price for someone wnating to update their PS3 HDD :thumbsup: Hot
#2
Price dropped from £50.....HOT
#3
price was £55 yesterday ,same as play .just got one for my ps3.
#4
Uhmm so tempted. Specially because my PS3 is the 40GB model.

Any idea how much you could get for your old 40GB hard drive?
#5
Personally i wouldnt sell your old PS3 HDD. If anything goes wrong with your unit and you need to send it back to Sony then you will need to put back in the old HDD ;-)

And TBH who would want a 40gig HDD anyway !
#6
Agreed as above... keep your old 40gb just in case. Sony haven't got any obligation to even send you back YOUR ps3 after repair I believe.... but hopefully it won't come to that.
#7
Squelds
Personally i wouldnt sell your old PS3 HDD. If anything goes wrong with your unit and you need to send it back to Sony then you will need to put back in the old HDD ;-)

And TBH who would want a 40gig HDD anyway !


paddy.stone
Agreed as above... keep your old 40gb just in case. Sony haven't got any obligation to even send you back YOUR ps3 after repair I believe.... but hopefully it won't come to that.


Fair enough :thumbsup:
#8
Fast and Efficient - With 5400 RPM spin speed and 12 ms access time


The above is misleading, 12ms and 5400RPM is not a fast drive. Hot all the same as its the cheapest 320gb laptop drive I've seen in some time.
banned#9
Excellent price.
banned#10
asandino;4336682
Uhmm so tempted. Specially because my PS3 is the 40GB model.

Any idea how much you could get for your old 40GB hard drive?


Just get an enclosure for it, then you can use its as a portable hard drive (you can pick them up for about £5 on ebay) then you can use that to transfer stuff from pc to ps3.
#11
Damn why did I just buy a new snowboard !!!??? all money gone :-( Great deal, easy job to upgrade the PS3 or most laptops, do yourself a favour, get more storage ;-)
#12
would this work in a macbook?
cheers
#13
Should do - i was considering one. The new macbooks/pros are so easy to swap round the drives - clip battery out, unscrew one screw and your there - may buy this for my photo editing drive.
#14
PS.
From Fudzilla.com:
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PS3 gets an eSATA adapter for faster transfers

Written by Jon Worrel
Wednesday, 04 February 2009 22:24

And 4 additional USB ports

An interesting new PlayStation 3 accessory has recently showed up on the net. The device, dubbed “PS3 HD Plus PHE-01,” is an eSATA adapter that latches to the bottom the console to allow for external SATA hard disk connectivity and essentially unlimited storage capacity.

Unlike Team Xecuter's Hard Drive Xtender, this device supposedly gives the console the ability to recognize an external eSATA drive. Even more, the PHE-01 also comes with an additional four USB ports which is more than convenient in our opinion given Sony’s decision to put only two USB ports on more recent PS3 models.

The device comes with a mini USB cable as well as 60GB and 40GB PS3 brackets, a 40GB bracket cover, but sadly no eSATA cable. On another note, the installation manual warns that the PS3 does not support all hard drive models, and interestingly suggests users to use a 3.5-inch Hitachi 500GB, a 3.5-inch Seagate 500GB, or a 3.5-inch Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB (WD1001FALS).

While we are thankful that there is now an alternative to use the faster eSATA standard over standard external USB hard drives, there is real evidence that the PS3 HD Plus PHE-01 will even be available. While some suggest it may be a leaked prototype, all we can do for now is check out more images of it here.
---

BFN,

fp.
#15
Wow, could this be the answer to overcoming the annoying FAT32 problem ? Although, the HDXT does that already.

Anyway, great price for the "upgrade drive of choice" for the PS3...
#16
Hot Hot Hot - i paid £50 delivered from Play.com back in December.

I have added mine to my PS3 and must say that it is a very simple swap process followed by great read/write access speeds.

Great deal
#17
h-bomb1974
Hot Hot Hot - i paid £50 delivered from Play.com back in December.

I have added mine to my PS3 and must say that it is a very simple swap process followed by great read/write access speeds.

Great deal


how long did it take you to format and re-install everything? I've heard stories of it taking hours and hours to format the drive when you first install it to the ps3.
#18
It depends on the type of format you perform, a quick format will literally take minutes, a full format will take hours and hours...

Some people have said they've had problems when they've done a "quick format" but doesn't seem very widespread...
#19
How noisy / quiet is this drive in a laptop ? User opinions welcome :)
#20
axum
It depends on the type of format you perform, a quick format will literally take minutes, a full format will take hours and hours...

Some people have said they've had problems when they've done a "quick format" but doesn't seem very widespread...


if it's a brand new drive surely a quick format to fat32 would suffice seeing as there are no files etc to be deleted?
#21
Which is exactly what i did, i'm just reporting back some issues that some people have run into, although it's not known what they did beforehand with the drive, if anything.
#22
Hot deal, as the 120GB version is £40 (although thats popular due to fitting xbox360 with reflash)
#23
axum
Which is exactly what i did, i'm just reporting back some issues that some people have run into, although it's not known what they did beforehand with the drive, if anything.


i take it you didn't have any problems? :)
#24
I certainly (touching wood) didn't/haven't.
#25
watch out for the screws that hold the drive in its caddy very tight and very soft
changin my hdd took less than an hour
#26
its all an amazingly quick process. I bought this just b4 xmas for £47ish with the RAC code. Quiet, fast drive, no issues. Installation was not painful as suggested elsewhere. And i've just bought an enclosure from some dodgy Hong Kong website for £5, for the old ps3 80gb drive...
#27
It can be amazingly quick, but it can be problematic too depending on your screwdriver set, what firmware you've got, what model of PS3 you have, what HDD you have, and what you've already got on the PS3 in the first place.

But in any of those scenarios there are simple step-by-step guides out there.
#28
fanpages
PS.
From Fudzilla.com:
---
PS3 gets an eSATA adapter for faster transfers

Written by Jon Worrel
Wednesday, 04 February 2009 22:24

And 4 additional USB ports

An interesting new PlayStation 3 accessory has recently showed up on the net. The device, dubbed “PS3 HD Plus PHE-01,” is an eSATA adapter that latches to the bottom the console to allow for external SATA hard disk connectivity and essentially unlimited storage capacity.

Unlike Team Xecuter's Hard Drive Xtender, this device supposedly gives the console the ability to recognize an external eSATA drive. Even more, the PHE-01 also comes with an additional four USB ports which is more than convenient in our opinion given Sony’s decision to put only two USB ports on more recent PS3 models.

The device comes with a mini USB cable as well as 60GB and 40GB PS3 brackets, a 40GB bracket cover, but sadly no eSATA cable. On another note, the installation manual warns that the PS3 does not support all hard drive models, and interestingly suggests users to use a 3.5-inch Hitachi 500GB, a 3.5-inch Seagate 500GB, or a 3.5-inch Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB (WD1001FALS).

While we are thankful that there is now an alternative to use the faster eSATA standard over standard external USB hard drives, there is real evidence that the PS3 HD Plus PHE-01 will even be available. While some suggest it may be a leaked prototype, all we can do for now is check out more images of it here.
---

BFN,

fp.


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#29
That could mean the end of me trailing a long cable to my PS3 to play my HD files :)
#30
#31
It's what you pasted up, but in pictures, showing instructions how to fit that device.
#32
axum
It's what you pasted up, but in pictures, showing instructions how to fit that device.


Oh, OK, thanks for that. I'll review them later tonight when I can see the images.

BFN,

fp.
#33
Deal now expired.
#34
pud77
Deal now expired.


I've just gone onto Amazon and the deal is still there. It's on new and used but delivery is 1 to 2 months.
#35
Just checked with Amazon Website and it says In Stock - Dispatched from and sold by Amazon so can this be unEXPIRED.
banned#36
If you are using this in a PS3 get yourself a couple of screwdrivers in as well if you dont have them - you need a Pozi #1 for the blue screw, and a Pozi #0 screwdriver for the screws on the actual drive, you also need to use a fair bit of force so as not to strip the screws, but if you follow that you shouldnt have a problem, if you should have a problem a pair of pliers should be all you need to loosen the screw.

The screwdrivers are a couple of pounds from screwfix, would imagine they are the same price in B&Q etc.
#37
matelot279;4340102
Just checked with Amazon Website and it says In Stock - Dispatched from and sold by Amazon so can this be unEXPIRED.
So it is, back in stock at cheap price :)
#38
It's back in stock, just had the 500gb WD Blue Scorpio delivered today, waiting for enclosure case, smallest poss too, from HK :whistling:
#39
How do you get a post unEXPIRED ?
#40
I read a while back a mod say you need to click on one of the little icons next to their avatar (like rep, etc.) to send them a message to unexpire. I think it was the report sign /!\

These, Scorpio Blue range, are probably amongst the best miniature (2.5") high capacity HD at the moment and also smallest. And that is a good price. Search ebay for "SATA enclosure 2.5" for a cheap case/USB interface and go for as small as possible. Took me a few hours to find the smallest there is.

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