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Sep 20 2011
By: KRMME First Son 6 posts
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Hard Drive Replacement Questions

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i was looking at getting a new hard drive for my ps3 slim i have and i foudn this one

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822152291

will this one work correctly or no? its 1tb and i work on alot of music and my ps3 is part of my studio and i need all the space i can get. I read the reviews on Newegg and those who have installed it in their ps3's says it works fine but i want to make sure it does n plus with me using a slim i dont want to destroy my system. its a 2.5 8mb cache,5400 rpm,everything checks out like the standard drive,just more space. but i was hoping to see if anyone else on here has bought it already n tried it.

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Sep 20, 2011

So you trust PS forum users more than newegg users?   I don't see any reason it wouldn't work, and if people are saying it does, then it probably does.  The main thing to look for is they physical size of the HDD, and this one fits the 9.5mm height, so it should be fine.

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Sep 20, 2011

Thanks,getting tired of the 120gb,and ive spent weeks trying to find a big enough one that will work. and i trust playstatiion users more than new egg,lmao

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Oct 31, 2011

just asking, im looking at doing the same thing. did you end up getting this to work?

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Nov 6, 2011

Hi KRMME, I replaced the HD in my old 80Gb model some months ago with a Western Digital Scorpio Black wd5000bpkt 500GB, took out the old slower Seagate HD and put the new drive in and in the blink of an eye it was working.  The WD drive is the fastest drive on the market for its size, unless you are rich and want to put an SSD drive in.  As far as I know you are limited to a format size of 500GB even if you use a 1TB drive.  I would recommend the WD drive as it does load games faster, especially if you play GT5.  Please feel free to asl any questions.

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Nov 6, 2011

Already upgraded it with a Samsung 750 gb drive,had a one TB picked out but I choose Samsung instead. Ever since I've upgraded fallout 3 m new vegas n final fantasy 13 run more detailed and clearer. Its a 540w0 rpm like the standard drive but works wonders.

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Nov 6, 2011

Awesom dude, just a quick question - what size does the PS3 show it as.  Does it show it as a 500GB or 750GB....?

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Nov 6, 2011

Shows it as a 700gb since it takes 50 gb to format it. Got a pic on my Facebook of it. Facebook.com/kamakazerecords

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Nov 6, 2011

Remember to backup your data if you don't want to lose it. More capacity can mean more responsibility.

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Nov 6, 2011

I have a external harddrive n I have everything backed up n everytime I'm bout to turn off my ps3 I save my new game saves to a flash drive

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