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    I know the physical sides. But does it void my warranty (even though I ain't got any lol) Any disadvantages difference in the hard drives (sony and this seamus 160gb)? Anything I should know? And what about the software side like what settings formatting etc.?

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    just means you can store more on your ps3 and it does NOT void your warranty

    It doesn't affect your warranty - there is a guide to replacing the HD in the PS3 manual, so Sony are quite happy for it to happen. I would just keep your original PS3 drive to one side, in case you need to send the console back for any reason, and don't want to lose the stuff on your new, larger drive.

    Some people that using a 7200rpm drive is OK, even better, but I would personally stick to 5400rpm, to avoid any potential overheating issues.

    I have not noticed any differences in performance, noise levels etc since replacing my 40GB HD for a 320GB Western Digital - just a lot more storage space :thumbsup:

    There is a very good guide to the switching procedure at Gamespot:

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    dancrawley;5945444

    It doesn't affect your warranty - there is a guide to replacing the HD in … It doesn't affect your warranty - there is a guide to replacing the HD in the PS3 manual, so Sony are quite happy for it to happen.Very good guide here:]http://uk.gamespot.com/features/6176090/index.html



    I know how to replace it pretty simple, Just all the stuff before that thanks will have a look :thumbsup:

    Original Poster

    Anyone know the speed of the original ps3 hard drive?

    Met-Cast;5945501

    Anyone know the speed of the original ps3 hard drive?



    Yes, it is 5400rpm

    Hi guys how do you go about saving all your saves etc.. from the original hardrive to the new one? I think I may go down this route my original 60gb hardrive is stretching at the seams!

    dancrawley;5945444

    It doesn't affect your warranty - there is a guide to replacing the HD in … It doesn't affect your warranty - there is a guide to replacing the HD in the PS3 manual, so Sony are quite happy for it to happen. I would just keep your original PS3 drive to one side, in case you need to send the console back for any reason, and don't want to lose the stuff on your new, larger drive.Some people that using a 7200rpm drive is OK, even better, but I would personally stick to 5400rpm, to avoid any potential overheating issues.I have not noticed any differences in performance, noise levels etc since replacing my 40GB HD for a 320GB Western Digital - just a lot more storage space :thumbsup:There is a very good guide to the switching procedure at Gamespot:]http://uk.gamespot.com/features/6176090/index.html



    sorrymate ignore my last question I just looked at the link very handy cheers Dan rep added!:thumbsup:

    dancrawley;5945444

    I have not noticed any differences in performance, noise levels etc since … I have not noticed any differences in performance, noise levels etc since replacing my 40GB HD for a 320GB Western Digital - just a lot more storage space :thumbsup:



    I was just watching a video earlier where they swapped a 256GB SSD into a PS3 and there was no difference at all in install/load times despite the SSD being much faster for PCs so that matches with your experience.

    John

    No worries Jake - you won't regret the upgrade - no more worrying about deleting demos, game data etc. I have also stuck on all my music, loads of videos and am using PlayTV with it. The larger hard drive really makes a big difference.

    dancrawley;5945444

    It doesn't affect your warranty - there is a guide to replacing the HD in … It doesn't affect your warranty - there is a guide to replacing the HD in the PS3 manual, so Sony are quite happy for it to happen. I would just keep your original PS3 drive to one side, in case you need to send the console back for any reason, and don't want to lose the stuff on your new, larger drive.Some people that using a 7200rpm drive is OK, even better, but I would personally stick to 5400rpm, to avoid any potential overheating issues.I have not noticed any differences in performance, noise levels etc since replacing my 40GB HD for a 320GB Western Digital - just a lot more storage space :thumbsup:There is a very good guide to the switching procedure at Gamespot:]http://uk.gamespot.com/features/6176090/index.html




    Just watch as if anything goes wrong with your PS3 and you need to send it back when you remove the larger one to put the smaller one back in to send it back, when u get it back from sony and put your larger one back in it will reformat causing you to lose all the stuff that was on it before you removed it, you will need to back it all up on an external hd before removing it, this was a security measure put in by sony a few firware updates ago to stop people swapping hard drives that had purchased games ect through the ps store!! :thumbsup:

    Broonie_11;5945853

    Just watch as if anything goes wrong with your PS3 and you need to send … Just watch as if anything goes wrong with your PS3 and you need to send it back when you remove the larger one to put the smaller one back in to send it back, when u get it back from sony and put your larger one back in it will reformat causing you to lose all the stuff that was on it before you removed it, you will need to back it all up on an external hd before removing it, this was a security measure put in by sony a few firware updates ago to stop people swapping hard drives that had purchased games ect through the ps store!! :thumbsup:



    Cheers - well worth noting, thank you.

    Original Poster

    Thanks will give it a go today :thumbsup:

    I installed a 320GB Western Digital, easy install, I have loads of movies and mp3s stored on it. Remember PS3 uses FAT32, so maximum file size is 4GB.

    Original Poster

    Can you install it without formatting the laptop harddrive? I doubt it?
    My brother said this harddrive crashed so will it still work?

    Original Poster

    Need help! Some way of backing the new harddrive up?

    Banned

    I know the physical sides. But does it void my warranty (even though I ain't got any lol)

    I'm not wanting to ask , but i will any way are you under the influence of drugs :whistling:

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    GMN360;6009748

    I know the physical sides. But does it void my warranty (even though I … I know the physical sides. But does it void my warranty (even though I ain't got any lol)I'm not wanting to ask , but i will any way are you under the influence of drugs :whistling:



    Your cool and funny :thumbsup:

    Met-Cast;6009718

    Need help! Some way of backing the new harddrive up?



    You've lost me. What exactly is the problem you are having?

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    Met-Cast;6009718

    Need help! Some way of backing the new harddrive up?



    thanks for your comment on me being cool so you can probably hazard a guess at what i am going to tell you next :-D

    Nothing on the new hard drive as it is blank :thumbsup: , so will have nothing to back up , hence you will not need to back anything up :thumbsup:

    Being the cocky lad i am , i know you meant old drive , a usb pen drive should be sufficient , it's a case of ripping out the old drive (be careful though you dont want to void the warranty you have not got tho :whistling:) and putting in your new blank one :-D

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    GMN360;6013938

    thanks for your comment on me being cool so you can probably hazard a … thanks for your comment on me being cool so you can probably hazard a guess at what i am going to tell you next :-DNothing on the new hard drive as it is blank :thumbsup: , so will have nothing to back up , hence you will not need to back anything up :thumbsup:Being the cocky lad i am , i know you meant old drive , a usb pen drive should be sufficient , it's a case of ripping out the old drive (be careful though you dont want to void the warranty you have not got tho :whistling:) and putting in your new blank one :-D



    New harddrive = my bros old laptop hard drive.

    Don't worry about it now it's not compatible thanks anyway guys
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