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Digital_Trans
05-24-07, 09:37 PM
I heard you can change out the PS3 console hard drive. I heard all it was is just a notebook hard drive and you inner change it out if you wanted to. I would love to put in an 80GB hard drive with faster RPM's and more cache. I think the PS3's hard drive is IDE based. Can te PS3 use SATA? and if so can it be stepped up to a bigger faster SATA Hard drive?

Amuro
05-24-07, 09:39 PM
PS3 harddrive is SATA based, not IDE.

OWA
05-24-07, 09:41 PM
Here's a thread where a member asked about this a long while back.

http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=87892&highlight=ps3+hard+drive

Digital_Trans
05-24-07, 09:42 PM
PS3 harddrive is SATA based, not IDE.
Okay, so what are my options? I want bigger and faster, Any suggestions on SATA hard drives? Raptors? or something fast?

Burner_Tbird2
05-24-07, 11:56 PM
Read the link, you want a SATA drive and a big cache, RPM doesn't seem to have much effect. Here's an example: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822148184

Choose your own capacity and manufacturer.

jlippo
05-25-07, 12:56 AM
Solid State Drives could be interesting way to go, they have ridiculously low latency and should work like a charm on Ps3.
Some of the drives have very slow read/write speeds, but it still might be an interesting option.

After year or two these babies should be fastest and meanest Ps3 drives available. :D
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Solid_state_drive

Digital_Trans
05-25-07, 11:47 AM
Sweet! Thanks for the informations guys!(nana2)