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Jan 9, 2011

Ultimately it does not matter.  The ones to choose from are 5400rpm and 7200rpm.

There is very little difference in the performance in the PS3, and there is extra heat generated by the 7200rpm drives.

They will not cause enough extra heat to overheat your system, but the performance differences just aren't that great.

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Hey everyone! I was just thinking of doing the same thing (changing hard drives), and I have a question.

For the Backup Utility, I need to insert an external HDD via USB, but it turns out that my HDD is formatted to NTFS (it is an external Maxtor 250Gb HDD). The PS3 will only recognise FAT32 formatted drives? Has anyone tried this before?


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The PS3 cannot read/write to NTFS. Your HDD cannot be used in its current state. It must be reformatted to FAT32, and that will erase all data currently on the external HDD when you do so. So make a backup of anything important. Also note that the FAT32 file system cannot store any single file larger than 4GB, so if you have any large media files they will not be able to be restored to the HDD after the reformat.

This only applies to any current data you have on the drive. The PS3 backup utility is aware of this limit and will automatically split backup files into smaller chunks that work with the FAT32 file system limits.


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potatobreath wrote:

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.

I believe Samsung has a 1TB, 9.5mm drive now.


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GeekGod wrote:

potatobreath wrote:

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.

I believe Samsung has a 1TB, 9.5mm drive now.


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And so does WD.

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Aug 26, 2011

Figured as much. I'll have to get another HDD to backup my external HDD to backup my PS3 HDD.

*cue Inception meme*

Thanks for the answer!

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May 13, 2012

Hey man I bought a WD Scorpio 2.5inch 1TB, 5400rpm internal hard drive from Best Buy. You can buy them from ebay and amazon also.

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May 13, 2012

yes they make 1tb drives that fit now but that used not to be the case..

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May 16, 2012

Get the Western Digital 1 TB Scorpio Blue SATA II 5400 RPM 8 MB Cache 2.5-Inch Bulk/OEM Notebook Hard Drive - WD10JPVT OR Samsung SpinPoint SATA 5400rpm 8 MB Cache 1 TB 2.5-Inch Hard Drive (M8 HN-M101MBB); their our both good and cheap to get for just 100$ to 120$ tops. Their both work with the PS3 Slim and fat model perfectly.

http://www.amazon.com/Western-Digital-Scorpio-2-5-Inch-Notebook/dp/B005DVJJWQ/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid...

http://www.amazon.com/Samsung-SpinPoint-5400rpm-2-5-Inch-HN-M101MBB/dp/B0053YLTBC/ref=pd_sim_e_31

SmokeECW wrote:

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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