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Can anyone direct me to a page that has everything i need to know about upgrading a ps3 super slim hdd i already have seen a page how to do it i just need to know what im looking for?
Sizes?
Brands?
Max capacity a ps3 super slim can handle?
Thank you guys hopefully someone can help me out here
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Can anyone direct me to a page that has everything i need to know about upgrading a ps3 super slim hdd i already have seen a page how to do it i just need to know what im looking for?
Sizes?
Brands?
Max capacity a ps3 super slim can handle?
Thank you guys hopefully someone can help me out here

Needs to be a 2.5" (laptop) hard drive and its physical dimensions cannot be any taller than 9.5mm/0.37-0.40inches

 

There is no "max capacity" that the PS3 can handle.... physcially, the PS3 can only handle a 1Tb drive at the moment, but it can support capacities much larger than that.... It ca read my 3Tb external just fine.

 

Stick to Maxtor, Western Digital, and Seagate drives as they all offer a good 2-3 year warranty in case the drive goes bad. And they are generally the best brands to go with.

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What do you mean physcially it can handle a tb like it will still run smooth and everything?
@anyone else...is there anyone on here that does have a tb in theres that is what i want to buy?
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He means that currently, 1TB is the largest (data-capacity) size on the market, that will "physically" fit into the ps3's HDD bay. (2.5" HDD x 9.5mm)

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Ok thank you very much
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rockstardude1 wrote:
Can anyone direct me to a page that has everything i need to know about upgrading a ps3 super slim hdd i already have seen a page how to do it i just need to know what im looking for?
Sizes?
Brands?
Max capacity a ps3 super slim can handle?
Thank you guys hopefully someone can help me out here

You already have a "page" that tells you how to do it, it's in your owner's manual. As for what drive, any 2.5" laptop SATA drive will work, as long as it fits in the carriage. 

 

As for the sizes and brands, it's all personal preference, the only real difference is between a solid state and a standard 5400 rpm drive. A 7200 rpm drive makes minimal difference, and may be problematic in some instances as far as installation. 

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I do not have a page about it in my manual there is no hdd info in my little two page manual that came with my super slim so which one do i want the 5400 or 7200
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Dec 9, 2012

One thing I learned from cars, the closer you go to OEM specs, the fewer problems. Same with electronics. Go for the 5400. 

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What do you mean physcially it can handle a tb like it will still run smooth and everything?
@anyone else...is there anyone on here that does have a tb in theres that is what i want to buy?

Hi I'm ne1 and this is the drive I put in mine. It's a 1T and if you check the specs you'll see it's the dimensions you've been told. 2.5" and 9.5mm high. SATA and also 5400 RPM. Fits in with no modification and so far works like a charm.

 

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136927

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Sweet thanks bro exactly what i was aking for
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