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Sep 24 2012
By: GothicRoch83 First Son 13 posts
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seagate hdd 500gb 2.5

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sorry to sound like a newbie but wanting to switch out my hdd i have phat 60 gb model and i was looking around best but and found a seagate sata 2.5 hdd at 7200 rpm 500gb  wondring if anybody out thier would know will that hdd work on my ps3 cause the last hdd i put in was a sata 500 @5400 rpm was wondring if thier is a big difference cause that hdd made my ps3 YLOD JUst want to aviod another YLOD thats all and all these videos out thier arent helping

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Big Daddy
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Re: seagate hdd 500gb 2.5

Sep 24, 2012

dont worry about rpm speed...... the difference is minimal. 5400rpm is fine a 7200rpm in a PS3 is not going to give any faster load times and 7200rpm drives average to be about $20-50 MORE vs the 5400rpm counter part.

 

The only thing that you need to look for is HEIGHT.... it needs to be 0.37inches/9.5mm tall..... if its 12mm/0.47inches tall, it wont fit inside the PS3.

 

Try buying from a place online like Amazon, TigerDirect, NewEgg..... those places tend to sell items at the lowest prices

 

The closest match i found for the drive you are looking at is $94.99

 

Newegg is out of stock

Tiger Direct is also out of stock...

 

But Amazon has several ranging from $70 to full retail price and they range from the 5400rpm drive to 7200rpm drive.

 

Amazon seems to be your best bet at saving a few bucks and you can go ahead and get that 7200rpm drive if you want.

 

http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=ST905003N3A1AS-RK

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Sep 24, 2012
A hard drive isn't likely to give you a YLOD. You should take your PS3 in for service at a third-party repair shop. Otherwise, you might be wasting money on a new hard drive and getting the YLOD again.
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First Son
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Sep 24, 2012

thanks for the warning aready got it repaired by sony the first time so thats why i was asking about the hdd

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Sep 24, 2012
Are you getting YLOD right now? The Sony repair might not hold.
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Oct 14, 2012

no ylod hdd is working fine thanks for the help

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