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    Best Hard Drive For PS3?

    What's the best hard drive for ps3 on the market? internal not external.... not looking for cheap stuff... i mean like quality stuff cause i wont wanna mess up my ps3... brand recommendations? samsung? or are there any ones better out there... saw 1 samsung hard drvie which is 1TB for 90 over quid... will that be too big? as in... will the loading be slow? althought it's 7200 rpm.... is 1TB recommended? thx for replys in advance...

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    I thought I read 250GB was the maximum it would allow. So I just went for the Western Digital from eBuyer £52 and that has the same rpm as the existing 40GB hard inside your PS3 currently. Works a treat.

    Needs to be a 2.5" laptop SATA drive, rpm is not really an issue as far as preference goes i would go with samsung or western digital its what i use across all my equipment. Unless you are planning on having alot of movies and music on it you wont need more than 250gb also if you plan on watching ripped HD material you can always just burn it to dvdr and run it from the xmb its what i do with all my HDDVD's.

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    sparc;2079066

    I thought I read 250GB was the maximum it would allow. So I just went for … I thought I read 250GB was the maximum it would allow. So I just went for the Western Digital from eBuyer £52 and that has the same rpm as the existing 40GB hard inside your PS3 currently. Works a treat.



    i heard 7200 RPM would be better... faster loading time... and im not too sure about western digital... good company?

    freakerz0id;2079396

    xmb? well can this if into the ps3? … xmb? well can this if into the ps3? http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/179686/new-low-price-samsung-spinpoint-f1-/



    There are two main sizes of hard drive.

    There are the "large" 3.5" drives that go into a full sized desktop PC.

    Plus there are also "small" 2.5" drives that go into a laptop.

    The PS3 ONLY takes 2.5" laptop drives.

    Here is a picture of a 2.5" laptop drive to show you their size
    laptoprepair101.com/wp-…jpg

    Note their are two types of connections: IDE and SATA. the PS3 takes a SATA connection.

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    guilbert53;2079961

    There are two main sizes of hard drive.There are the "large" 3.5" drives … There are two main sizes of hard drive.There are the "large" 3.5" drives that go into a full sized desktop PC.Plus there are also "small" 2.5" drives that go into a laptop.The PS3 ONLY takes 2.5" laptop drives.Here is a picture of a 2.5" laptop drive to show you their sizehttp://www.laptoprepair101.com/wp-images/external-laptop-harddrive-2.jpg Note their are two types of connections: IDE and SATA. the PS3 takes a SATA connection.



    so im assuming the link that i showed works for a ps3? will 1TB cause too much heat and noise? i think 250 GB might be too little for me.... looking for maybe at least 500GB? will that cause the ps3 to overheat or maybe cause loads of noise?

    freakerz0id;2080833

    so im assuming the link that i showed works for a ps3? will 1TB cause too … so im assuming the link that i showed works for a ps3? will 1TB cause too much heat and noise? i think 250 GB might be too little for me.... looking for maybe at least 500GB? will that cause the ps3 to overheat or maybe cause loads of noise?



    If you read the link that you posted what does it say:

    >Form Factor 3.5" x 1/3H

    SO IT IS A 3.5" DISK SO WILL **NOT** FIT IN A PS3.

    Also, some people have already said that 250Gb is probably the maximum in a PS3.

    Please read some replies before flying back with more quesitons.

    Some people make things such hard work.

    Banned

    Youre best option is a 320gb or 500gb internal 2.5" SATA drive @ 5200rpm.

    Put a 7200rpm HDD in your PS3, and you'll have faster loading times, but it might overheat

    3.5" drives will NOT fit inside a PS3

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    guilbert53;2081065

    If you read the link that you posted what does it say: Form Factor 3.5" x … If you read the link that you posted what does it say: >Form Factor 3.5" x 1/3HSO IT IS A 3.5" DISK SO WILL **NOT** FIT IN A PS3.Also, some people have already said that 250Gb is probably the maximum in a PS3.Please read some replies before flying back with more quesitons.Some people make things such hard work.



    lol... my bad thought i saw 2.5.... and about the size, 250Gb is not definite... as you can see again someone posted that there is 500Gb... so it doesnt harm to ask.... you wont drop dead if you are just willing to ask, in fact i get a more accurate answer than previous posts....

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    Littleton85;2081735

    Youre best option is a 320gb or 500gb internal 2.5" SATA drive @ … Youre best option is a 320gb or 500gb internal 2.5" SATA drive @ 5200rpm.Put a 7200rpm HDD in your PS3, and you'll have faster loading times, but it might overheat3.5" drives will NOT fit inside a PS3



    recommended brands?

    You can connect a 3.5" hard drive. replacing the 2.5" drive with a caddy with connections for an external 3.5"

    consolesource.com/eco…tml

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    dont think so.... would prefer an internal 2.5 500Gb sata to be honest.... just dont know which brand would be more reliable.

    I'd go for a 5,400rpm not a 7,200rpm. It might overheat the console, they get hot enough as they are.

    Any 2.5" laptop hdd will do. I'm going to hang fire until i need one, 60gb is enough for me for now!

    The max size i managed to fit in was a seagate 2.5" 250GB hard drive. I tried a 500GB, however the actual size of the drive is just to big to fit into the PS3 hard drive bay. Likewise the say has to be said about a 400GB HDD. Seems to be running ok just make sure when you do upgrade that the new HDD is in FAT32 not NTFS as the PS3 will not accept it. :thumbsup:

    I've got a Western Digital 320gb Scorpio Blue drive fitted in my PS3 for the last 6 months !

    westerndigital.com/en/…377

    No probs with it at all.

    It originally came as a WD My Passport external drive and i just swapped the PS3 drive with it.

    So now my old 40gb PS3 drive is now being re-used as an external drive ! :thumbsup:

    The WD Scorpoio drive was the best drive to go for after reading thru loads of gamer Forums. ! :thumbsup:

    The 500gb ones are new out and haven't had much 'run-in' time yet.

    If you just want the drive with No enclosure to re-use ur old PS3 drive get this one : :thumbsup:

    play.com/PC/…WF8

    Mecoconuts;4174875

    I've got a Western Digital 320gb Scorpio Blue drive fitted in my PS3 for … I've got a Western Digital 320gb Scorpio Blue drive fitted in my PS3 for the last 6 months ! http://www.westerndigital.com/en/products/Products.asp?DriveID=377No probs with it at all. It originally came as a WD My Passport external drive and i just swapped the PS3 drive with it.So now my old 40gb PS3 drive is now being re-used as an external drive ! :thumbsup:The WD Scorpoio drive was the best drive to go for after reading thru loads of gamer Forums. ! :thumbsup:The 500gb ones are new out and haven't had much 'run-in' time yet.If you just want the drive with No enclosure to re-use ur old PS3 drive get this one : :thumbsup:http://www.play.com/PC/PCs/-/667/874/-/3516598/Western-Digital-Scorpio-WD3200BEVT-320GB-2-5-Internal-SATA-Hard-Drive/Product.html?searchtype=genre&P36=C6HWF8



    Thats the one I have looked at getting, apparently works quite well with the PS3

    how do you download things on to the hard drive of the ps3?

    roadie;4175173

    how do you download things on to the hard drive of the ps3?



    If you mean to backup the hdd there is a backup utility
    If you mean from the internet or playtsation store it will do so automatically oce you select download
    If you mean from some other external source (say a USB drive) there is a copy function to copy it over

    cheers
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