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Posted 29 May 2013 - 08:09 PM

I am going to add some memory to my PS3 when I can swing the funds.I found a 500 gb hard drive on Newegg for just $60 that seems perfect.Holy crap was MS such a rip off for memory.It specifically states "PS3", but I did start looking for 2.5" internal SATA hard drive.PATA not supported by the PS3.

Here is the link on the Sony website for how to change your hard drive.Seems very easy.

https://support.us.p...isk-drive-(hdd)

Something they left out though is that you will have to update it to the current 4.46 OS.To do this, download the latest software update, which right now is version 4.46:

http://us.playstatio...pdate/index.htm

Simply put it on a USB drive in a folder labeled "PS3", and then a subfolder to that of "UPDATE".Now you should be able to get the PS3 started up.

And here is the hard drive I ended up getting since Garand suggested it, and he had no problems.Easy to install, I just wasn't expecting that extra step with the update since the Sony site mentions nothing about it when they instruct you on how to update the system.

http://www.newegg.co...N82E16822152291

And when you do this, you do need to back up all your data.I'm not really concerned about all the installed games, just my game save data, so I will just use a jump drive to store that on.Then just be sure you sync your trophies up before installing the new hard drive, and that you know your PSN id and password.Haha.

http://www.ehow.com/...hard-drive.html


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Posted 29 May 2013 - 08:14 PM

I'll probably swap it out for one, too. I have a 500GB external just laying around doing nothing. Right now the PS3 I have is at 300GB. That should be sufficient right now since I don't have anything but games on it.
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Posted 29 May 2013 - 08:24 PM

Yeah, its super easy to get a replacement and swap it out. Took less than 10 minutes, including unhooking everything from the tv and setting back up. I think you get into the iffy zone once you get around the 1 TB drives, but anything under seems to be pretty stable.

I upgraded my stock 80Gb to a 250 a few years back. I use the 80 for backing up family pics and such now, all you need is a cheap ($15-20) enclosure. Youncould also use it as a spare/back up for your ps3 still too.
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Posted 29 May 2013 - 08:25 PM

Thanks for the tips. I'd like to up mine as well. I've already ran out of space once on it and had to delete most of the retail games I got last summer.

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Posted 29 May 2013 - 11:16 PM

Newegg seems to have 1tb drives on sale for $50 every now and then.I got this one from them a few months back.

http://www.newegg.co...N82E16822152291

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Posted 30 May 2013 - 07:01 AM

Hmm, very interesting.I think 500 would be more than enough, but to get 1TB for only $20 more and from Samsung seems like a pretty good deal.
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Posted 30 May 2013 - 07:50 AM

Hmm, very interesting.I think 500 would be more than enough, but to get 1TB for only $20 more and from Samsung seems like a pretty good deal.


Don't forget, or prepare yourself, a 500GB drive is actually going to get you about 440GB of useable space after the OS data is installed. That data is only a few GB last time I checked, but due to how data is calculated, you won't get all the promised space on a 500GB or 1TB.
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Posted 30 May 2013 - 09:29 AM

I figured as much.Same has always been the case with Xbox as well.
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Posted 30 May 2013 - 04:10 PM

And Windows.

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Posted 31 May 2013 - 07:57 AM

NewEgg has a deal on a 320GB drive for $40 if you want a cheaper alternative. Some reviews are from people using on PS3 so no compatibility issues. I have a 250GB and have about half used with a dozen or so full games installed, including Dust and DCUO, and several years worth of my game saves/installed game data.

http://www.newegg.co...-_-22152288-L0D

Promo code EMCXRTW25 takes it down from the normal $50, which is still a decent price.
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