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What is the best HDD for the PS3?

#1xxnike629xxPosted 11/12/2012 5:40:24 PM
I plan on getting a super slim PS3 later. But I wanted to know what's the best size & model HDD.

Right now, I have a super slim PS3 250 GB model with about 3 GB of storage left. I tend to install all my games when there's an option, get all firmware updates, and get all DLC for the games. I also have a bunch of PSone Classics and PSN games.
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#2NicodimusPosted 11/12/2012 5:43:56 PM(edited)
I went with this one:

http://www.amazon.com/Western-Digital-Scorpio-Internal-2-5-Inch/dp/B004I9J5OG/ref=cm_cr_pr_product_top

Plenty of space, good speed from the larger cache and rpms, and a 5-year warranty.

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#3xxnike629xx(Topic Creator)Posted 11/12/2012 6:07:39 PM
I was thinking...

Western Digital Scorpio Blue 750 GB SATA 5400 RPM 8 MB Cache Bulk/OEM Notebook Hard Drive - WD7500BPVT

I hear that 1 TB or more is bad or incompatible with the PS3 and that it could reformat itself.
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#4crazyman32Posted 11/12/2012 6:15:55 PM(edited)
xxnike629xx posted...
I was thinking...

Western Digital Scorpio Blue 750 GB SATA 5400 RPM 8 MB Cache Bulk/OEM Notebook Hard Drive - WD7500BPVT

I hear that 1 TB or more is bad or incompatible with the PS3 and that it could reformat itself.


you heard wrong the PS3 can handle a 1TB HD just fine but, a 750 GB is probably big enough for most PS3 owners.
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#5NicodimusPosted 11/12/2012 6:17:40 PM(edited)
You might as well go with 7200 rpm and 16MB cache. Loading/install times suck, why not make them shorter? People have been using these types of drives in the PS3 long enough to know that there's not any long-term issues.

The only real limitation of the PS3 is the physical size of the 2.5 laptop drive. 1tb drives tend to be 12.5mm thick. The PS3 needs a 9.5mm thick one.
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#6xxnike629xx(Topic Creator)Posted 11/12/2012 6:57:28 PM
Nicodimus posted...
You might as well go with 7200 rpm and 16MB cache. Loading/install times suck, why not make them shorter? People have been using these types of drives in the PS3 long enough to know that there's not any long-term issues.

The only real limitation of the PS3 is the physical size of the 2.5 laptop drive. 1tb drives tend to be 12.5mm thick. The PS3 needs a 9.5mm thick one.


I've heard that 7200 RPM HDD's don't last as long as 5400 RPM HDD's. Since the PS3 was designed with a 5400 RPM HDD, I'd rather stick to that.
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#7crazyman32Posted 11/12/2012 7:09:11 PM
xxnike629xx posted...
Nicodimus posted...
You might as well go with 7200 rpm and 16MB cache. Loading/install times suck, why not make them shorter? People have been using these types of drives in the PS3 long enough to know that there's not any long-term issues.

The only real limitation of the PS3 is the physical size of the 2.5 laptop drive. 1tb drives tend to be 12.5mm thick. The PS3 needs a 9.5mm thick one.


I've heard that 7200 RPM HDD's don't last as long as 5400 RPM HDD's. Since the PS3 was designed with a 5400 RPM HDD, I'd rather stick to that.


http://www.amazon.com/Western-Digital-WD10JPVT-Internal-Notebook/dp/B005DVJJWQ/ref=sr_1_1?m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1352772244&sr=1-1

that will fit the PS3 and it's 5400 RPM as well
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#8NicodimusPosted 11/12/2012 7:52:33 PM
From: xxnike629xx | #006
Nicodimus posted...
You might as well go with 7200 rpm and 16MB cache. Loading/install times suck, why not make them shorter? People have been using these types of drives in the PS3 long enough to know that there's not any long-term issues.

The only real limitation of the PS3 is the physical size of the 2.5 laptop drive. 1tb drives tend to be 12.5mm thick. The PS3 needs a 9.5mm thick one.


I've heard that 7200 RPM HDD's don't last as long as 5400 RPM HDD's.


I've never seen any evidence of that. Anything to back it up?

Also, if you're worried about longevity, the Scorpio Black has a 5 year warranty but the Blue only has a 2 year.
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#9crazyman32Posted 11/12/2012 7:56:14 PM
Nicodimus posted...
From: xxnike629xx | #006
Nicodimus posted...
You might as well go with 7200 rpm and 16MB cache. Loading/install times suck, why not make them shorter? People have been using these types of drives in the PS3 long enough to know that there's not any long-term issues.

The only real limitation of the PS3 is the physical size of the 2.5 laptop drive. 1tb drives tend to be 12.5mm thick. The PS3 needs a 9.5mm thick one.


I've heard that 7200 RPM HDD's don't last as long as 5400 RPM HDD's.


I've never seen any evidence of that. Anything to back it up?

Also, if you're worried about longevity, the Scorpio Black has a 5 year warranty but the Blue only has a 2 year.


http://www.amazon.com/dp/B004I9J5OG

I would go with the Scorpio Black as well 750 GB should be enough space and 7200 RPM HD are fine to have in your PS3.
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#10FlyojumperPosted 11/12/2012 7:58:21 PM
To everyone in this thread who claims that 750GB and 1TB drives are fully supported by the PS3, please go to the recovery menu and do a "database rebuild". Please, I dare you to do it, come back and report the results. :)
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