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Buying used PS3 SLIM

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Hey guys, I am thinking of buying a second hand Ps3 to replace my dead Motorstorm Fatty system. It's not sight unseen, but I have no info on it. Is there a way to figure what size HDD it has? The model # reads CECH-3001A.

 

Reply immediately please. I can buy it for 100 bucks from the local pawn shop. Thanks

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Jul 20, 2012
That PS3 model has a 160GB hard drive...
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Jul 20, 2012

Can I ask how you figured that out? I think I saw another SLIM on Craigslist and the guy says it's a 250gb with # being CECH-2501A. How do you decipher the number to get that info?

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I actually own that model.

You can go on Wikipeida and get the info on all the models.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Playstation_3

In spite of what you may have heard about Wikipedia, the information is very accurate when it comes to physical products.
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Good deal man. Thanks for the info.

 

Anything I should worry about with a SLIM? Especially a used SLIM?

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The PS3 Slims are pretty reliable, and the one you are looking at could only be a year old at most.

Keep in mind that Sony is likely to release a new PS3 model in the next few months that will be even smaller, most likely will have a drive lid that opens so you no longer have to worry about stuck discs. The thought now is that these systems should sell for as low as $150-$180 new.
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Logical_Dolphin wrote:
The PS3 Slims are pretty reliable, and the one you are looking at could only be a year old at most.

Keep in mind that Sony is likely to release a new PS3 model in the next few months that will be even smaller, most likely will have a drive lid that opens so you no longer have to worry about stuck discs. The thought now is that these systems should sell for as low as $150-$180 new.

That price sounds good, I hope to buy it when it comes out.

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Jul 21, 2012

Logical_Dolphin wrote:
The PS3 Slims are pretty reliable, and the one you are looking at could only be a year old at most.

Keep in mind that Sony is likely to release a new PS3 model in the next few months that will be even smaller, most likely will have a drive lid that opens so you no longer have to worry about stuck discs. The thought now is that these systems should sell for as low as $150-$180 new.

They would have to use a 2.5 inch HDD to do that. While the slims are more silent than the phats, they're still pretty noisy when using an app or game.

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