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i know its incredibly noobish of me but you have to ask what you dont know.
im looking to upgrade my 60gig to a massive hard drive and seen a really good sata II hard drive.
i know it takes sata but what about sata II.
also what is the maximum hard drive size the ps3 can take. i was looking at 500gb but was considering a 1tb, is a 1tb drive too big for the ps3 to handle?
any help on this would be amazing.
thanks in advanced guys.
Sata II will work fine, dont think I know anyone that has tried a 1TB 2.5" HDD yet though.
500GB would be plenty and I know 500GB works.
I think I'm right in saying the WD 1TB (and 750GB) 2.5 inch drives are 12.5mm, which won't physically fit in a PS3. You need a more usual 9.5mm thick drive.
Other than that, more or less any 2.5 inch SATA I or II HD should be fine.
The 60 gig ps3 is SATA .
If you fit a SATA II drive you will get hdd not found message on boot . I recently did the upgrade and found this problem out first hand .
The work around is to fit a SATA II drive with a jumper to limit access speed to 1.5 G/s(SATA) from 3.0 G/s(SATA II)
Seagate drives work with the jumper but Western Digital have no setting as it has a auto detect function for SATA .
Hope that helps, there is a thread on these boards which details this .
i have installed a samsung 640gb ( 596gb ) into my ps3 fat model, its a sata2 5400 rpm 2.5 inch. works a treat, no problems at all
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