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Topic # 112903 26-Dec-2012 21:01
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I went out today and bought a 250GB Hard drive for $80 and plan on buying a 12GB PS3 console from the Warehouse tomorrow for $225.

How hard is it to replace the Hard Drive? Is it as simple as un screwing a couple of things, lifting a latch and changing the Hard drives or is there more to it than that? the Hard Drive I bought came with a "Caddy" I think, haven't looked in the box yet.

Anybody got any tips :D

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  Reply # 737489 26-Dec-2012 21:06
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very easy as I did just that. Hardest part is taking the end cover off. The cover by the on/off sensor comes off. Put the drive in and secure it with the supplies screw and put cover back on.
Turn PS3 on then follow directions. couldnt be easier




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  Reply # 737505 26-Dec-2012 21:45
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Gilco, was this a new model one tho ?

Can you upgrade the new ones without a problem.....havent actually seen anyone mention it.

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http://community.eu.playstation.com/t5/PlayStation-3-Technical-Help/New-PS3-12GB-Installing-a-Hard-Drive/td-p/17639716

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ppears you can without too much hassle :)





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  Reply # 737516 26-Dec-2012 22:13
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Cheers XPD.

So I bought this Hard Drive http://www.dicksmith.co.nz/product/YG0863/ps3-250gb-hard-drive-caddy

and plan on installing on this console http://www.thewarehouse.co.nz/red/catalog/product/PS3-Console-12GB?SKU=1648818

All good? :)

Hope I dont stuff it all up

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  Reply # 737549 27-Dec-2012 05:11
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xpd: Gilco, was this a new model one tho ?


  yes the brand new 12GB super slim model. The official 250GB HDD comes with the caddy and securing screw.  Extremely easy.  Hardest part is taking off end cover to get to hard drive slot




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  Reply # 737816 27-Dec-2012 20:47
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Well changing my original 60gb HDD was about as hard as changing the batteries in a remote, I'm sure it's very similar, maybe even easier.

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  Reply # 737856 27-Dec-2012 22:14
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I was also lucky enough to pick up a PS3 12GB for $225 from the Warehouse. I was thinking of getting my old PS3 (Old fat model) with 640gb HD repaired as it became a victim of the Yellow Light of Death a couple of weeks ago. I just purchased the caddy on it's own for $18.00 from JB Hifi and took the HD out the broken PS3 and mounted it on the new caddy, inserted and booted it up. I lost all the data on the old HD but I recently joined PS Plus so was able to re-download the games and most of my movies are on my NAS now anyway so no problems there. I just loast all my recordings from the Play TV, that was the most frustrating part :-(

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