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May 16 2013
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Upgrading the HDD, which one would you recommend?

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I'm looking to upgrade my slim ps3's HDD, but am not sure which ones are reliable.  I'm  willing to go up to about $70 max, and am currently looking at these two:

http://www.amazon.com/Blue-500-Mobile-Hard-Drive/dp/B0037NYQ6Q/ref=sr_1_2?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=136868006...

http://www.amazon.com/Seagate-Momentus-5400RPM-Internal-ST9500325AS-Bare/dp/B001R4BBL0/ref=sr_1_9?s=...

What do you guys think?

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Treasure Hunter
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May 16, 2013
AVOID the Western Digital Caviar Blue, Scorpio Blue or <anything> Blue. They have aggressive power saving features that is known to interfere with the PS3.

I personally use a 750GB WD Scorpio Black.
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May 16, 2013
I'd go with the Seagate just because of the simple fact that I've never had a problem with their HDDs. I have a 500GB Seagate in my PS3 right now and I have a couple Seagate HDDs in my PC.
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While the scorpio blacks seem really nice, I hear that 7200s have overheat the PS3. I'm afraid something might happen. Has anything like that happened to you?
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Re: Upgrading the HDD, which one would you recommend?

May 16, 2013

I'm also using the 750GB WD Scorpio Black.  No issues for me, and my PS3 is in a cabinet (with the back removed).

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SwimmyTim wrote:
While the scorpio blacks seem really nice, I hear that 7200s have overheat the PS3. I'm afraid something might happen. Has anything like that happened to you?

I don't even know where that started.

7200RPM Hard Disks do consume a little more power and generate a little more heat, but they still respect the maximum power draw of the SATA standard. Tom's Hardware benchmarked some 7200RPM hard disks and they found out that the 7200RPMs draw only 3.3W max. That's nothing compared to the other power consuming and heat generating components of the PS3.

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May 16, 2013

I ordered the WD Blue 500 GB Mobile Hard Drive and see the photo I posted there (link below) - that is how the hard drive arrived from Amazon, but I have not had any problems with it in the 5 months that I have used it in my PS3

 

http://www.amazon.com/gp/customer-media/product-gallery/B0037NYQ6Q/ref=cm_ciu_pdp_images_0?ie=UTF8&i...

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May 17, 2013

Go with the biggest capacity you can afford (it needs to be 9.5mm tall so keep that in mind)

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