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20 Oct 2009
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upgrading hard drive in a ps3 slim

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i have a ps3 slim with 120gb hard drive. but i want a bigger one like 1tb. i have found a 2.5 sata hard drive witch is a 1tb i was wondering if someone can help. because i want to know if it will fit and work in my playstation.http://www.amazon.co.uk/western-digital-scorpio-internal-OEM/db/B002L264J6/ref=sr_1_22?ie=UTF8&s=ele... 

DSC00022.JPG i not sure if this works or not it might be a bit to big but if someone can help me out. thanks.

 

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Re: upgrading hard drive in a ps3 slim

i know the link is broken i just tryed it my self but you should be able to find the hard drive if you just go to amazon.co.uk
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Re: upgrading hard drive in a ps3 slim

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Western-Digital-Scorpio-Internal-OEM/dp/B002L264J6/ref=sr_1_17?ie=UTF8&s=ele...

If you mean that one it will not fit,it is 12mm thick.

Basically you need a 2.5" SATA that is 9mm thick and i believe the biggest you can get at the moment is 500gb.

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thanks for the info. my mate using this drive but it only give's him 412gb to use now is there another hard drive that has like 500gb or more than 412gb if so can any recomend one thanks

 

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Re: upgrading hard drive in a ps3 slim

TBH, you shouldnt need more than 250GB
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Re: upgrading hard drive in a ps3 slim

Cyberman,

the PS3 can only take a 9mm thick disk internally - the one you mention is 12mm thick. At the moment there are no cost effective 9mm 1TB disks available, although this will change early next year.

People have fitted 12mm disks internally, but this needs serious modifications to this disk caddy, which will invalidate your warranty.

At present, the largest capacity that is labelled PS3 compatible is 500GB.

 

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