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Topic # 87495 30-Jul-2011 07:51
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Ive just purchased a PS3 and looking to upgrade hard drive in it.

Firstly can they take a 1TB drive in them ok. From what ive read seems to work.

Secondly anyone who has done this what is the best brand of hard drive to use with PS3 or does it not really mater.

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  Reply # 499763 30-Jul-2011 15:21
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I used a seagate as that was the brand that was originally in it and it was the cheapest at the time. It really doesn't matter though. Don't bother getting anything faster than 5400rpm as from what I've read at least there are no benefits and it will make your PS3 run hotter. It couldn't be easier either just watch a youtube tutorial and you'll be fine, good luck.

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  Reply # 499782 30-Jul-2011 15:56
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When I installed my 500GB drive that was the largest they could take, but I expect someone has since released a TB drive that will fit.

Its dead easy, I watched a 2min youtube video, and 3 minutes later my drive was installed.




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  Reply # 499797 30-Jul-2011 16:48
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Its worth doing a quick search for whatever harddrive you are getting and ps3....cause if someone has had problems with that drive and the ps3 the internet will be told within minutes!
Mainly overheating on certain drives

I changed mine over to a seagate. No issues at all.

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  Reply # 499823 30-Jul-2011 17:52
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Didn't Sony remove the ability to upgrade the HDD with the last firmware update before the online hacking?

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  Reply # 499857 30-Jul-2011 19:05
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  Reply # 500157 1-Aug-2011 08:37
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Make sure your screwdriver is the right size. At least on the original PS3s, the screws were quite soft and easy to strip.

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  Reply # 500252 1-Aug-2011 11:44
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xpd: That was a bug 5 months ago...been updates since then.

http://arstechnica.com/gaming/news/2011/02/sonys-latest-ps3-firmware-gaffe-hd-upgrades-temporarily-i...


Good to know. Cheers.

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  Reply # 500256 1-Aug-2011 11:46
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They can only take the new 9mm 1TB HDDs, the 12mm ones can be made to fit with a piece of paper and removal of the caddy, but it's a bit of a hack job

Seagate and Samsung have both bought out 9mm 1TB HDDs in the last few months, but I haven't seen them in NZ stores yet, you could always try Amazon or Ebay though




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  Reply # 500261 1-Aug-2011 12:01
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vinnieg: They can only take the new 9mm 1TB HDDs, the 12mm ones can be made to fit with a piece of paper and removal of the caddy, but it's a bit of a hack job

Seagate and Samsung have both bought out 9mm 1TB HDDs in the last few months, but I haven't seen them in NZ stores yet, you could always try Amazon or Ebay though


Cheers, thats good information to know.

Not using PlayTV at the present time, so probably don't need a TB drive though (must resist irrational urge to have the largest drive possible, even though I don't need it!).




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  Reply # 500262 1-Aug-2011 12:05
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If you are thinking of getting PlayTV, then you really need to do your homework... there are a lot of posts on forums around the interwebs about certain harddrives not playing nice with play TV (stuttering, or glitching)

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  Reply # 500296 1-Aug-2011 13:06
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Evilg: If you are thinking of getting PlayTV, then you really need to do your homework... there are a lot of posts on forums around the interwebs about certain harddrives not playing nice with play TV (stuttering, or glitching)


I've got play TV on my 500gb drive, at first there was stuttering/artifacts while recording

Turns out, it was just the playstation file system getting a bit corrupted(possibly due to the larger drive)

Usually removing all PlayTV data and recordings from settings fixes it(only happened on the first installation), but it is a pain when you have about 3 unwatched episodes and the glitches are through each of them


  




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  Reply # 500305 1-Aug-2011 13:15
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NZtechfreak: 
Not using PlayTV at the present time, so probably don't need a TB drive though (must resist irrational urge to have the largest drive possible, even though I don't need it!).


http://hothardware.com/Reviews/1TB-WD-Scorpio-Blue-25-HD-QuickTake/

@$99 USD it's so tempting with the high exchange rate :(

And the fact that it's a 5400rpm drive but performs are higher read/write rates than the 7200rpm lower capacity drives

Have to put my wallet down immediately before i accidentally buy it 




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  Reply # 500637 2-Aug-2011 07:14
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Dead easy to do.
I have a 500gig seagate and it works great.
Just remember to back up the existing drive on a FAT32 external ,this can take a while if you have a lot on the PS3 already.

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  Reply # 500659 2-Aug-2011 08:58
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vinnieg:

http://hothardware.com/Reviews/1TB-WD-Scorpio-Blue-25-HD-QuickTake/

@$99 USD it's so tempting with the high exchange rate :(

And the fact that it's a 5400rpm drive but performs are higher read/write rates than the 7200rpm lower capacity drives

Have to put my wallet down immediately before i accidentally buy it 


I recently put in a 500GB WD Scorpio Blue in my Fatboy 80GB PS3. The process was much easier than I expected, and the drive seems to be performing well. Disclaimer: I don't use PlayTV. I was initially looking at a similarly specced Seagate, as it was a little cheaper. But a little googling showed that quite a few people had compatibility problems with it.

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  Reply # 500669 2-Aug-2011 09:22
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dclegg: 
I recently put in a 500GB WD Scorpio Blue in my Fatboy 80GB PS3. The process was much easier than I expected, and the drive seems to be performing well. Disclaimer: I don't use PlayTV. I was initially looking at a similarly specced Seagate, as it was a little cheaper. But a little googling showed that quite a few people had compatibility problems with it.


yeah I have a Samsung 500gb, not too sure on the Seagate though,  I think my 160gb fat has a seagate in it, but I use the PlayTV on my slim ps3  

I'm not too sure if my glitches are related to my HDD now though, started doing it again last night while recording and watching a second channel.  I think my reception might actually be split too many times :( or there might just be a loose connection, I occasionally get "tuner failed to initialise on loading" too




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