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Jaxson

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#35862 16-Jun-2009 11:27
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Hi all,

Anyone know how big a HDD you can put in the PS3?
All the posts I've found are a bit old so might be out of date by now, but they seem to indicate 320 Gb is the largest the PS3 can use.

Anyone tried/know of what size you can go up to?

Cheers,

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otherland
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  #225551 16-Jun-2009 11:34
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I have upgrade mine to a 500 Gig HDD. 

http://www.wdc.com/en/products/Products.asp?DriveID=506



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  #225572 16-Jun-2009 12:38
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I think when the posts were made the biggest 9mm 2.5" sata drive was 320Gb.

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  #225758 17-Jun-2009 09:25
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NokiaRocks: I think when the posts were made the biggest 9mm 2.5" sata drive was 320Gb.
Oh good point, that would explain that easily then.  Thanks!  So just get one and put it in I guess at this stage.  Cheers all.



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  #225764 17-Jun-2009 09:54
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You can get external caddie bays for the ps3 which will let you attach a 5.25 drive...
The thing to watch out with going to a larger 2.5 notebook drive is to ensure you stay with the same speed (5400rpm) as the faster 7200rpm can cause heat issues...
Also to watch out if going to a external 5.25 drive is that the ps3 supports it, i found out the hard way the the firmware back then wouldn't support larger than 500GB (might have changed now- that was mid last year i tried)

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  #225792 17-Jun-2009 12:06
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Canterbury: You can get external caddie bays for the ps3 which will let you attach a 5.25 drive...

The thing to watch out with going to a larger 2.5 notebook drive is to ensure you stay with the same speed (5400rpm) as the faster 7200rpm can cause heat issues...

Also to watch out if going to a external 5.25 drive is that the ps3 supports it, i found out the hard way the the firmware back then wouldn't support larger than 500GB (might have changed now- that was mid last year i tried)


Did you try to attached an external 3.5' Sata Hard drive via the SATA connection ? using a external harddrive case ??

Or are you talking about just plugging into USB ?

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  #225804 17-Jun-2009 12:52
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I have a 1TB ext HDD attached to my 1st gen PS3 via USB...




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  #225809 17-Jun-2009 13:01
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yep - sata connection removing the old internal hdd completely.
http://www.thegametrain.com/playstation-3-hard-drive-xtender-ps3-hdxt-p-437.html
i eventually used a spare 320 GB 5.25 drive caddie to connect to the ps3 hdxt connection and it worked a charm..
now... i use tversity streaming from PC instead

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