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Jul 26 2008
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320gb harddrive for $99.00 great ps3 upgrade! Also does ps3 upscale movie files?

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320gb harddrive for $99.00

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822152111

 

Great deal!!
ends on 7/31 though

 

Just picked this up, as I am down to 8gb on a 40gb ps3, with all my downloaded psn games, demos, qore, game installs, etc.. and need room for siren, and future stuff.

I was going to go for the 250 for $85, but $15 more for a $320 had me sold! 

 

Now to transfer all my xvid and divx movies I have on my pc to the ps3, so that will have more space too.

 

I wanted to know if the ps3 will upscale my sd res mpgs or divx movie files. And what format/ res do they need to be in to work with ps3? Thanks.

 

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Nice find!

Jul 26, 2008
Nice find!
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Re: 320gb harddrive

Jul 26, 2008
Cool. I would get it if it was a Seagate.
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Jul 26, 2008
cool i just got my WD from newegg yesterday and i paid 110 for it. but its a seagate and yes thats what the ps3 has and no i wouldnt buy one to save my life, that or maxtor
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Re: 320gb harddrive for $99.00 great ps3 upgrade! Also does ps3 upscale movie files?

Apr 11, 2012

thanks my bro needed a hard drive for his fat ps3

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Apr 11, 2012

my ps3 came stock with a 80gig toshiba drive..not a seagate

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Re: 320gb harddrive for $99.00 great ps3 upgrade! Also does ps3 upscale movie files?

Apr 11, 2012

Nice necro. You would think that deal would have expired by now.... ;-) By today's standard it's not such a good deal anymore.

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Re: 320gb harddrive for $99.00 great ps3 upgrade! Also does ps3 upscale movie files?

Apr 11, 2012

yea thats kinda high,my wife recently needed a drive for her laptop and she didn't want to wait and she went to the overly priced store of office depot and got a 500gb for the same 99.99 and that was for a 7200 rpm 3.0 transfer rate...lol

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Re: 320gb harddrive for $99.00 great ps3 upgrade! Also does ps3 upscale movie files?

Apr 11, 2012

Yes for almost all video files, provided they are of decent enough quality already, the PS3 will upscale if you are connected via HDMI to your TV.

I say "decent enough quality" because when it comes to upscaling the PS3 doesnt know the difference in video quality and tends to also enhance the bad stuff making the video seem like its a well worn VHS tape (do you even know what those are?)

Over the last 10 years or so HD media has become so mainstream that is hard not to find HD created media, so most of my videos are in 720p or 1080p.

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Apr 11, 2012

I hate to be the bearer of bad news but that really isn't that good of a deal midnightshade. Samsung's HD's are low qualitly & have a high failure rate in my experiences with them, also the one you ordered is just SATA1.5GB/s. Most SATA interface HDs produced since 2010 are SATA3.0GB/s "i.e. SATAII" which allows for a much faster data transfer rate. Now this supposedly shouldn't matter on the PS3 since it's interface is SATA1.5GB/s. But the 1.5GB/s represents the highest possible data transfer rate & a SATA1.5GB/s HD won't always run at it's highest rate where a SATA3.0GB/s HD will consistently run at 1.5GB/s. If you would've looked a little deeper into newegg you could've got a much larger & faster HD from a better manufactuer for roughly the same price if not cheaper. http://http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136567 Here's a Western Digital 500GB SATA3.0GB/s 5400rpm HD that fits the PS3 for $79.99, this would've have been a much better buy for you. I ran this HD in my PS3 for almost 1.5 yrs & now have it in my laptop since I upgraded my PS3 to the 640GB model, both are excellent drives I'd highly recommend. I'm not trying to be an a**hole, I know it probably seems like it but I just wanted to give you a little advice since it seems to me you didn't really do much research before you bought the HD you did & I made many similar bad purchases when I first started messing with computers & consoles. Also i wouldn't want anyone who reads this post to make the same uninformed decision. If you or anybody reading this needs any advice on the internal workings of the PS3 or how to fix them just send me a PM & I'll get back to you as soon as i can.

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