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30 Aug 2009
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Can the ps3 hard drive be upgraded with a SATAII drive?

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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.

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Re: Can the ps3 hard drive be upgraded with a SATAII drive?

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.

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Re: Can the ps3 hard drive be upgraded with a SATAII drive?

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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.

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i would think the new slim ps3 would hold a 1tb drive. iv heard people saying that 300gig is maxs for the first 60gig model not sure if its true? alot gos for the westdigital 320gig you should only go for a 5400rpm the 7200rpm give more heat off.

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Re: Can the ps3 hard drive be upgraded with a SATAII drive?

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 .     

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Re: Can the ps3 hard drive be upgraded with a SATAII drive?

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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Re: Can the ps3 hard drive be upgraded with a SATAII drive?

Im not sure about SATA II im using SATA 2.5 inch 5400 RPM 120GB 4 my PS3 my 80GB as my 80GB packed in last year.
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