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Jan 07 2011
By: SmokeECW First Son 22 posts
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Updating my Hard Drive

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hey PS nation,

Got a question. What's a good hard drive to buy for the ps3. I'm thinking about updating my hard drive. I have an original 60gig ps3. Thanks in advance.





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Lombax Warrior
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Jan 7, 2011

Western Digital 2.5" SATA

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Last Guardian
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Jan 7, 2011

Are you updating or upgrading?

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First Son
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Jan 7, 2011

well upgrading my hard drive. sorry about that 





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Jan 7, 2011

the one i recommend the most is the Western Digital 500GB Scorpio Blue at amazon for around $54 shipped

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Jan 8, 2011

The biggest one you can stuff in there is 750 GB, since larger ones are too physically tall to fit. It doesn't matter too much which brand of drive you get, but keep the receipt for the warranty and make backups of your data.

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First Son
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Jan 8, 2011

hey guys thanks for all the info. one more question I want to ask. is it necessary to do a backup of my data ? I hardly have anything saved but I was just wondering. thanks again in advance





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Jan 8, 2011

It depends whether or not your data is important to you. You can't simply put the old drive into an enclosure and copy everything back over onto the new drive in the PS3. If you want all of your data on the new drive, then you need to use the Backup Utility to make a backup onto an external drive and restore onto the new drive once it's in the PS3.

Also, the data on the drives are linked to a particular PS3 and shows up as gibberish to all other PS3s and PCs. If your PS3 or hard drive dies and you don't have a backup, then your data is gone for good.

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First Son
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Jan 9, 2011

ok thanks for the info potato





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First Son
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Jan 9, 2011

does the rpm matter on the new drive im putting in ?





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