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can I install a 1TB HDD on my PS3?

#1JONlCSPosted 7/16/2013 7:55:20 AM
i think it's better to buy a 1TB HDD for my PS3 than buying a expensive ass 32GB memory for my vita.


but will it work?
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#2JahkeemyorkPosted 7/16/2013 7:57:40 AM
Yes, it'll work.
#3ThePCElitistPosted 7/16/2013 8:01:59 AM
Yes you can. Do you want a suggestion for a HDD?
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#4JONlCS(Topic Creator)Posted 7/16/2013 8:05:12 AM
ThePCElitist posted...
Yes you can. Do you want a suggestion for a HDD?



sure. all i know is that i should get a HDD with the 5400rpm, coz they said the extra rpm on the 7200 one is not that big of a deal.


btw, how much are bnew 1TB HDDs nowadays?
#5VigilantStevePosted 7/16/2013 8:07:04 AM
Yes, just make sure that it fits. Some 1TB HDD are larger in thickness than typical 2.5 SATA drives, though this is becoming less common than it used to be.
#6JONlCS(Topic Creator)Posted 7/16/2013 8:09:09 AM
ok, im gonna ask as well about backing up my PS3's HDD.


i know i can back up my HDD on an external HDD. but will i be able to reinstall the back up on my PS3 with a new 1TB HDD?
#7ThePCElitistPosted 7/16/2013 8:16:02 AM
JONlCS posted...
ThePCElitist posted...
Yes you can. Do you want a suggestion for a HDD?



sure. all i know is that i should get a HDD with the 5400rpm, coz they said the extra rpm on the 7200 one is not that big of a deal.


btw, how much are bnew 1TB HDDs nowadays?


There is a rather big difference between a 5,400 rpm and a 7,200 rpm drive on the PS3 in terms of load times and install times for data.

Here's the one I use in my PS3 console which is honestly one of the better deals for this type of hdd capacity and it's a very fast hard drive as well and reliable.

http://www.amazon.com/HGST-Travelstar-2-5-Inch-7200RPM-Internal/dp/B0097LG9U8/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1373987466&sr=8-1&keywords=hgst+1+tb+2.5
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#8JONlCS(Topic Creator)Posted 7/16/2013 8:18:53 AM
does it have to be SATA II? my HDD from my dead phat PS3 says "SATA" only in the logo.
#9NicodimusPosted 7/16/2013 8:48:48 AM(edited)
ThePCElitist posted...
There is a rather big difference between a 5,400 rpm and a 7,200 rpm drive on the PS3 in terms of load times and install times for data.


Indeed. Partly due to the increased RPMs, and partly because the cache is twice as large as the stock PS3 HDD (or in the case of the one you listed, 4 times as large!)

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#10ThePCElitistPosted 7/16/2013 8:50:21 AM
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