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waynefiend wrote:
Upgrading hard drive is very simple. Can be done in 2 minutes. And you don't even have to open up the the console. Well you do open the HDD door. But its pretty simple and dummy proof.

I agree, Sony actually has a FAQ online in their PlayStation area explaining how to upgrade the hard drive. If you run out of space- Sony ENCOURAGES you to buy a larger hard drive and gives you easy steps to how to install and upgrade. Took me about two minutes to do, super simple and easy to do, hard drive bay is easy to access - no need to open the internals of the PS3.

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And upgrading HDD is a lot cheaper than buying a new system. You can find some great deals on amazon or newegg.
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Ruykin wrote:

Yeah I know it won't happen because that is the way to keep getting sales but some one told that Sony will allow you to purchase another hard drive to upgrade your current one. I was just thinking why not offer a plug and play for people who don't want to open the system or muck around with that stuff. Just a simple external hard drive you can plug into the USB and act as a 2nd harddrive to keep getting the stuff offered via psn plus membership!


They won't due that to the threat of piracy.

 

They could make an internal drive, but that accessory would have to be super expensive to bring to market.

 

Your idea is already done. You can plug an external drive into the PS3 and backup your data. You can't select and choose what to resotre, but it does work that way.

 

Buying an internal upgrade and installing it is about a 15 minute process.

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You can use an external HDD. You can download content directly to it if you prefer.

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You don't have to have EVERY SINGLE game downloaded to your drive.....

I buy my games, and cancel the download. When I'm ready to play i'll download it. When I am done, I delete it. Simple.

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Ruykin wrote:

Yeah I know it won't happen because that is the way to keep getting sales but some one told that Sony will allow you to purchase another hard drive to upgrade your current one. I was just thinking why not offer a plug and play for people who don't want to open the system or muck around with that stuff. Just a simple external hard drive you can plug into the USB and act as a 2nd harddrive to keep getting the stuff offered via psn plus membership!


Because they don't want you to swap drives willy-nilly, and crack the encryption so you can give away your content to everyone.

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