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#28898 15-Dec-2008 18:35
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I am trying to upgrade the internal drive to a 320gb Sata 2.5" drive I purchased.

Unfortunately the PS3 does not recognise that a drive is inserted after installing it and asks for media to be inserted containing the operating system.

The new drive has been formatted to Fat 32 as required.

The frustrating thing is I can hook the new drive up to the PS3 using an external case and it works fine, I have even backed up the PS3 to it but once I try to install it inside the machine it won't work.

The only visible difference I can see between the PS3 original 40gb and my new 320gb is the new drive has 4 pins at the side of the sata plug wheras the old one only has 1. I am wondering if I need to use a jumper to set it as a master or something??

The drive didn't come with any jumpers though and there are no instructions for doing so printed on the label side of the drive as usual.

I have also tried downloading a copy of the operating system and copied it to a usb flash drive to try and get the system up and running that way but when it searches for an operating system on "other media" it doesn't find anything.

Any sugestions?

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  #184369 15-Dec-2008 19:00
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Is the hard drive using SATA II mode.
I have read that it may need to be forced to use SATA 1.
Check if any other jumper settings that would do this.
Hope that helps.

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  #184372 15-Dec-2008 19:06
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OK appeared to have got it sorted out.

The operating system I had saved on the USB flash drive was stored under F:\PS3\UPDATES

It appears that because the folder was called UPDATES instead of UPDATE the PS3 couldn't find it.

I have now got the bigger drive installed.

Not sure why the PS3 didn't just recognise the drive to start with, 99% of the online tutorials state you just have to swap drives and the PS3 will recognise the new drive and format it automatically.

Got there in the end though.

Now to rip all of my kids wiggles DVD's............

 
 
 
 


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  #184390 15-Dec-2008 20:34
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What speed hard drive did you get 5,400 rpm drive ? or faster 7,200 ??
Did you notice any performance increase ? tryed installing any games? and running them?>?

Im thinkning about doing the same myself.. installing a new 2'5 drive

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  #184395 15-Dec-2008 20:44
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5400.

Haven't done much with it yet. The first couple of days are going to be taken up with transfering dvd's, photo's and music.

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  #184422 16-Dec-2008 00:02
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did you get all 320 gig or are you limited to 250?




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  #184427 16-Dec-2008 00:20
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Ended up with 297gb free after install.

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  #184433 16-Dec-2008 06:17
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that's great it uses all of it... i wonder what's the biggest hdd the ps3 will take...




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  #184437 16-Dec-2008 06:55
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joker97: that's great it uses all of it... i wonder what's the biggest hdd the ps3 will take...


From what i have read in other forums .. its current limit is 500GB

they will increase that in the next few firmware updates

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  #184460 16-Dec-2008 10:31
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ah cool. thanks coz all the googling i've done says 250gb which i thought was too little. bring on 1 terabyte by 2010!




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