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Re: Tips on Upgrading to 500GB Hard Drive

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allright logical.. would u know anything! about doin a upgrade? would u be willin to guide me through? i do not have a thumb drive but i do have an ex hdd would that work? that is what ive been trying with. also my ps3 NEVER prompted me to install firmware, only in safe mode. when i put the hdd i want in it jus says system cannot start, system cannot read hdd...

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btw my ps3 serial# ends in cechko1

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ne1atall wrote:

Thanks for helping Logical_Dolphin. Originally it sounded like the HDD wasn't working at all and I know some need jumpers installed. That's why I referred him to you. I don't know which ones need them or which pins to place them on if they are needed.

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I'm looking at a 250GB HD I used to have in my PS3, and it doesn't have any jumper settings at all. I don't think any of the new SATA drives use jumpers, I believe it configures itself automatically.

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logical... i looked at the link, and none of that stuff comes up when i insert the samsung hdd just keeps sayin cannot start cannot read hdd. should i do it in safe mode? btw my pc does recognize the hdd and says it is working properly

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allright logical.. would u know anything! about doin a upgrade? would u be willin to guide me through? i do not have a thumb drive but i do have an ex hdd would that work? that is what ive been trying with. also my ps3 NEVER prompted me to install firmware, only in safe mode. when i put the hdd i want in it jus says system cannot start, system cannot read hdd...

An external HDD (connected to the PS3 with a USB) might work, you just need to try it out at see. If not, burn it on a CD or DVD, or buy a thumb drive (they are quite cheap now).

The link I gave you gives perfectly clear instructions in what you have to do. You must put the firmware in the folders designated in the instructions or the PS3 won't be able to see the firmware is there.


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i know in the instructions for the 1tb samsung has jumper setting diagrams. also the samsung is 3.0gbps would that mean anything?

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JBone_-34DD- wrote:

logical... i looked at the link, and none of that stuff comes up when i insert the samsung hdd just keeps sayin cannot start cannot read hdd. should i do it in safe mode? btw my pc does recognize the hdd and says it is working properly

Yes, try safe mode. Here is a link for more information: http://us.playstation.com/support/answer/index.htm?a_id=1488

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now would i have to be in safe mode to do this? because like i said i have had ex hdd with firmware on it plugged it in with th new hdd, turned it on n it keeps sayin cannot start...

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Yes, try safe mode and try option 6 first. If that doesn't work try options 2-5.....

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maybe my ex hdd isnt working proper for this, what would be the best drive to get? a small flash drive?

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