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#21587 1-May-2008 13:51
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Looking at PS3's (Damn GTA4) ....  seeing a lot of people upgrading their 40/60gb HDD to larger models. Read a guide on it and it is literally swap out and then in, format via the PS3, done.

But noone has actually said wether this stuffs over the warranty or anything....... anyone know ? (We need a Sony rep in here Tongue out)




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  #127570 1-May-2008 14:04
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Hi there XPD. Changing the HDD in a playstation 3 will not void your warrenty at all. You will obviously not be covered if something goes wrong with the new hard drive, but any other faults will be covered as normal. NokiaRocks on these forums has upgraded his to a 250gb recently, so any pointers needed just give him a message :)







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  #127574 1-May-2008 14:07
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Sony actually recommend you upgrade the hard drive, thats why they make it so easy.

Just make sure you keep the old one, so that you can swap it out if your new one fails or if you have to send your PS3 in for repair.

 
 
 
 


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  #127578 1-May-2008 14:17
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Cheers the fast reply guys.

All the more tempting to get a PS3 rather than a new PC now..... Undecided




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  #127579 1-May-2008 14:19
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You know you want to... They really are amazing machines :) so fancy







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#127585 1-May-2008 14:29
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Hmmm... PS3 Cool




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  #127586 1-May-2008 14:31
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Do you know off the top of your head if the HDD's are IDE or SATA?




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  #127587 1-May-2008 14:36
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I just rented out a PS3 for a week long trial, with 2 games which can display at 1080p and a BluRay movie... All for the reason of experimenting and testing out on our recent purchase of Sony 50" SXRD Full HD rear projection TV. But... HDMI cable and Optical digital audio cable are pricey at DSE even they're not Monster cable.. Eeek! Needed it for tonight so forked out the $$ for them, but they're to keep :-D

OT, any words on the "slim" PS3? With the recent news on the 3rd version of PS3 with smaller and less-wattage 65nm Core processor, looking forward to that and DualShock3.




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  #127589 1-May-2008 14:42
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I have an external USB 350GB HDD attached to mine...




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  #127595 1-May-2008 14:51
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lugh: Do you know off the top of your head if the HDD's are IDE or SATA?


According to the site I saw showing how to upgrade, they are a 2.5" SATA drive.




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  #127603 1-May-2008 14:59
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chiefie: I just rented out a PS3 for a week long trial, with 2 games which can display at 1080p and a BluRay movie... All for the reason of experimenting and testing out on our recent purchase of Sony 50" SXRD Full HD rear projection TV. But... HDMI cable and Optical digital audio cable are pricey at DSE even they're not Monster cable.. Eeek! Needed it for tonight so forked out the $$ for them, but they're to keep :-D

OT, any words on the "slim" PS3? With the recent news on the 3rd version of PS3 with smaller and less-wattage 65nm Core processor, looking forward to that and DualShock3.

To my knowledge, the current 40GB model uses the 65nm Core processor and DualShock3 was released in the US mid-April.  Haven't heard much about the slim though.

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  #127606 1-May-2008 15:02
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Well the design to the heatsink has changed in the 3rd version. perhaps the processor is already 65nm but the improvement made to the heatsink and removal of some components and unification of several processors into single, helped reducing the wattage used. Apparently Kotaku/Joystiq/Engadget/Gizmodo covered that story few days ago. Seems pretty cool but it has dire effect on me... "I'd wait for that to come out and avoid the purchase for current version of PS3"




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  #127657 1-May-2008 17:29
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They are a 2.5" Sata 1 drive. Apparently there are 2 different height standards though, so make sure you get the 9mm high one, otherwise it wont fit.

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  #127666 1-May-2008 18:04
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lugh:
chiefie: I just rented out a PS3 for a week long trial, with 2 games which can display at 1080p and a BluRay movie... All for the reason of experimenting and testing out on our recent purchase of Sony 50" SXRD Full HD rear projection TV. But... HDMI cable and Optical digital audio cable are pricey at DSE even they're not Monster cable.. Eeek! Needed it for tonight so forked out the $$ for them, but they're to keep :-D

OT, any words on the "slim" PS3? With the recent news on the 3rd version of PS3 with smaller and less-wattage 65nm Core processor, looking forward to that and DualShock3.

To my knowledge, the current 40GB model uses the 65nm Core processor and DualShock3 was released in the US mid-April. Haven't heard much about the slim though.

(rassle frassle SXRD!)


No the current 40GB model is not using the 65nm process for its cell. Although the current model does provide several changes in terms of features, PCB design, some IC changes, cooling element changes etc. It is some of these changes are responsible for the reduced power consumption.

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  #127675 1-May-2008 18:51
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One of the things where I give the PS3 a big thumbs up is the added ability to play DivX/Xvid files, before the upgrade I had to use this 3rd party media sharing server but now I can pull video via WMP11 without the picture stalling (and that includes streaming over wi-fi)
I'm hanging out for Play TV so I can get DVB-T

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has anyone used a 3.5" HDD as their main ps3 HDD? like ran a sata cable out to an external drive enclosure or something?
im interested in doing this, just dont know up to what size it can support and how to get the enclosure to turn off when the ps3 does, thinking of using a spare usb port as a trigger or something similar.

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