Western Digital Scorpio Blue 320GB SATA 8MB Cache 2.5 inch Internal Hard Drive - PS3 Compatible £37.75 delivered @ Amazon - HotUKDeals
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Main Specifications:
Capacity: 320GB
Interfaces: SATA
Transfer Rate: 3 Gb/s (Max)
Read Seek Time: 12.0 ms
Track-To-Track Seek Time: 2.0 ms (average)
Rotational Speed: 5,400 RPM

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#1
Been this price for a very long time, heat anyway.
#2
yeh, this is the same price give or take a pound or two from play - as it has been for months.
#3
Hey all,
we have an older type fat 40gb ps3,are these just something you would slot into a ps3 or is there more to it?
#4
Hi,
Does anyone know if this drive is reliable? Is it quiet? Does it heat up easily?
#5
1616french
Hey all,
we have an older type fat 40gb ps3,are these just something you would slot into a ps3 or is there more to it?


Very easy to fit. Very good thread Here at AVForums

sunnysideup128
Hi,
Does anyone know if this drive is reliable? Is it quiet? Does it heat up easily?


I've had the 500GB version for about 8 months now, it's very quiet and I haven't noticed a heat increase, it's not a 7200rpm drive
#6
These are the perfect drive for upgrading your Acer Revo :thumbsup:
#7
Heard western digital aren't the longest lasting drives, is this true? And also is it possible to transfer over my copy protected saves if it'll be to the same console and the same PS ID. Cheers. HOT
#8
1616french
Hey all,
we have an older type fat 40gb ps3,are these just something you would slot into a ps3 or is there more to it?


Not quite that simple, but quite easy from what I read, there's also a screw involved lol
banned#9
publicnme
These are the perfect drive for upgrading your Acer Revo :thumbsup:


Out of interest (I have 250gb Revo on order), do you think I would benefit from buying something like this, enclosing it in an ESATA enclosure, and hooking it up to the Revo. ( is there a big difference between ESTA and USB 2.0 for accessing 720p - 1080p content in this way?


Thanx in advance.
#10
The PS3 Hard drive replacement procedure is easy-as-pie if that happens to be the only worry for not upgrading. My 40GB is now a 160GB powerhouse.
#11
Would this fit a toshiba satellite U300 laptop? my friends laptop HD has gone kaput and wants me to replace it.
#12
doggboy10;7855302
Would this fit a toshiba satellite U300 laptop? my friends laptop HD has gone kaput and wants me to replace it.

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Should do as it comes with a SATA 2.5" hard disk as per the specs and the online reviews out there.

Cheers, Scotty Boy! :thumbsup:[/FONT]
#13
had one of these in my phat 40GB PS3 for a while, works well and easy to fit
#14
BEWARE !!

I used this drive to update the hard drive in my PS3 over a year ago.

Since then the BBC iPlayer has come to the PS3 and this drive will cause the video to skip every 8 seconds.

It is because the drive keeps spinning down, it's a power saving feature.

I would choose another drive as there are many.
#15
Check the reviews on Amazon for confirmation.
#16
Doesn't the fat PS3 use 3.5 inch drives? This is a 2.5 inch, so I don't think it's suitable for an old fatty ps3.

Also, be aware that these drives come in a raw state. There is no pre-formatting or partitions which means if you are planning on using it for anything other than a new ps3 expansion, you may have a small headache on your hands trying to get a windows operating system to even see the drive, let alone format it. Just my experience.
#17
dirtyharry2030
Doesn't the fat PS3 use 3.5 inch drives? This is a 2.5 inch, so I don't think it's suitable for an old fatty ps3.


no fatties use 2.5
#18
anh_duong
no fatties use 2.5


All PS3's use 2.5"(I know you didn't say they don't. Just for clarification.)
#19
K-Gozz
Heard western digital aren't the longest lasting drives, is this true? And also is it possible to transfer over my copy protected saves if it'll be to the same console and the same PS ID. Cheers. HOT


Just had a WD Scorpio Blue one die on me in a Dell laptop after 11 months :roll: I'm not saying that's representative just my experience of them.
1 Like #20
southwell65
BEWARE !!

I used this drive to update the hard drive in my PS3 over a year ago.

Since then the BBC iPlayer has come to the PS3 and this drive will cause the video to skip every 8 seconds.

It is because the drive keeps spinning down, it's a power saving feature.

I would choose another drive as there are many.


There are fixes available to get around this... well work arounds!

one in the review on the play website.. not ideal but hopefully helpful if you have the drive already
#21
Nice spot.... just ordered!
#22
Just ordered one for my mates laptop - his drive blew and was almost identical to this one lol

Oh well, fingers crossed he has better luck this time around :)
#23
I would ALWAYS keep a back up of a 2.5 Hard Drive no matter who the manufacturer is. When you compare it to 3.5 it is amazing how they can get it that small.
#24
Superted;7855986
There are fixes available to get around this... well work arounds!

one in the review on the play website.. not ideal but hopefully helpful if you have the drive already



Cheers, already using the work around but would be better if I didn't have to. Don't want to have to change the drive just yet.
#25
But on Amazon's website, it says this is an ATA drive, not SATA. Here is the link to the SATA one, I'm looking for my sister's Macbook, and it doesn't hurt to be too careful when £40 is at stake.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Western-Digital-Scorpio-250gb-Internal/dp/B001IKRKO0/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1266320678&sr=1-3
#26
Tib-Z
But on Amazon's website, it says this is an ATA drive, not SATA. Here is the link to the SATA one, I'm looking for my sister's Macbook, and it doesn't hurt to be too careful when £40 is at stake.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Western-Digital-Scorpio-250gb-Internal/dp/B001IKRKO0/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1266320678&sr=1-3



The connections in the photograph show it as an SATA drive if that's any help.
#27
southwell65
The connections in the photograph show it as an SATA drive if that's any help.


But can you really go by what is shown in the photograph?? But I am no expert, do ATA drives even exist? hehe
#28
Tib-Z
But can you really go by what is shown in the photograph?? But I am no expert, do ATA drives even exist? hehe


# Interface Type: Serial ATA-300

Hot. Bought one for a bit of DiYing on my Xbox360 hdd ;)
#29
now showing £39.99
#30
sunnysideup128;7855047
Hi,
Does anyone know if this drive is reliable? Is it quiet? Does it heat up easily?

I find 30 minutes @ 180 degrees in a preheated oven does the trick :)
#31
Lyrrad
Out of interest (I have 250gb Revo on order), do you think I would benefit from buying something like this, enclosing it in an ESATA enclosure, and hooking it up to the Revo. ( is there a big difference between ESTA and USB 2.0 for accessing 720p - 1080p content in this way?


Thanx in advance.


Not sure if anyone answered this, but essentially no, as USB 2 will cope with the transfer speeds required to play the files straight from the enclosure. It would only make a difference if you were copying the files to the internal drive.
#32
dirtyharry2030
Doesn't the fat PS3 use 3.5 inch drives? This is a 2.5 inch, so I don't think it's suitable for an old fatty ps3.

Also, be aware that these drives come in a raw state. There is no pre-formatting or partitions which means if you are planning on using it for anything other than a new ps3 expansion, you may have a small headache on your hands trying to get a windows operating system to even see the drive, let alone format it. Just my experience.


No hard drive comes with partitions on it, and I've never had a headache formatting them!! It's very simple to do.
#33
Noelsagan
Just had a WD Scorpio Blue one die on me in a Dell laptop after 11 months :roll: I'm not saying that's representative just my experience of them.


When I looked about on the internet a couple months ago a lot of people seemed to be saying that and were suggestion a Seagate HD as the best option.

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