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Upgrading to a 1TB HDD was the best idea. Should have done it sooner.

#1Raven-ZPosted 1/30/2013 3:47:36 AM
Got hard drive? - Results (142 votes)
10-39gb
2.11% (3 votes)
3
40-59gb
2.11% (3 votes)
3
60-119gb
4.93% (7 votes)
7
120-249gb
35.21% (50 votes)
50
250-499gb
24.65% (35 votes)
35
500-749gb
20.42% (29 votes)
29
750-999gb
2.11% (3 votes)
3
1TB+
8.45% (12 votes)
12
This poll is now closed.
Swapped out my 250gb for 1tb and I wish I'd done it sooner. Downloaded the entire back catalogue of PS+ (200gb) as well as all my purchases (a further 120gb), TV shows, movies and music. Still have 400gb spare which I honestly can't see myself filling before the end of the gen. No more juggling data, having to delete something to install something.

Here is the HDD I bought (50):

http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B0053YLTBC/

Anyway, I would really recommend it for anyone reaching their limit. Swapping the drives over was very straightforward, and I did it in about twenty minutes with no loss of data.
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#2IChangedMyNamePosted 1/30/2013 3:55:04 AM
1 TB seems like to much unless you put a lot of video and music on it.

I used to have a 320 (60 gig) but it died and apparently the Slim and O.G. models don't use the same HDD as each other.

I've been wanting to get a 500 gig but just have been to lazy to look and yadda yadda.
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#3Z2488Posted 1/30/2013 4:00:43 AM
I have zero music or videos on mp PS3(it hooks up to the same monitor as my computer) and the PSN is the only merchant I've come across that flat-out refuses to accept my credit card, so I have no purchased PSN content. The 120GB drive that my PS3 came with is more than enough to hold a few game installs.
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#4Raven-Z(Topic Creator)Posted 1/30/2013 4:03:55 AM
IChangedMyName posted...
I used to have a 320 (60 gig) but it died and apparently the Slim and O.G. models don't use the same HDD as each other.


Yes they do. Same, size/shape, same spec, same speed etc. It's a standard 2.5 SATA laptop drive, and it's universally accepted by all phat/slim/super slim models.
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#5Xenesis XenonPosted 1/30/2013 4:06:38 AM
I've got a 160GB drive on the PS3 that came with it, but it is attached to a networked PC with a 2TB drive to stream music/video.
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#6IChangedMyNamePosted 1/30/2013 4:22:23 AM(edited)
Raven-Z posted...
Yes they do. Same, size/shape, same spec, same speed etc. It's a standard 2.5 SATA laptop drive, and it's universally accepted by all phat/slim/super slim models.


Then why did my 320 not even get recognized by my Slim? I reformatted it and everything but the Slim PS3 would not recognize it had a HDD inside.

EDIT: I want to note, I was told it wasn't the same after I tried to get info as to why. I just kinda accepted that as it wouldn't work.

EDIT 2: I'm about to sleep, so I'll read your answer in the morning. I'm really curious to why it didn't work. I've looked it up and I've encountered people with the same problem but no one was given a direct answer.
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#7arstosPosted 1/30/2013 4:24:41 AM(edited)
Bookmarked. Planning on upgrading soon, was planning on asking what drives people had upgraded with, I know most 2.5 drives work but knowing my luck i'd have bought one of the ones that don't.

Should take quite a while to fill that one up.
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#8Raven-Z(Topic Creator)Posted 1/30/2013 4:57:14 AM
@ICMN - I'm really not sure why it would work in one console and not another. As I said, it's a non-proprietary design, works in all PS3's and laptops. I upgraded my 60gb with a 120gb drive I had spare from an old laptop, and my 250gb slim with this TB.

Was it an old drive from a previous PS3 or third-party? Was it formatted in FAT32?
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#9KDogg1800Posted 1/30/2013 6:27:02 AM(edited)
Same here TC. I had a 250 GB and went out and got a 1TB. Best thing I ever did because like you said I don't have to juggle data anymore. I have about 400GB to spare as well.

The HDD has to be 9.5MM. Anything bigger and it won't fit
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#10thompsontalker7Posted 1/30/2013 6:35:14 AM
I think my 320 GB is comfortable on my PS3.

It's suffocatingly tight on my laptop, however.
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