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Old 06-22-07, 02:28 AM   #1
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Thumbs up 160GB PS3 FTW!

Just upgraded my PS3's harddrive from 60gb to 160GB (technically little less after what the PS3 allocates for itself) after only $85 from www.newegg.com and less than one hour work. I tend to travel with my PS3 to various locations and go to friends houses and having videos and movies stored onto it now will be even better than ever. From what I am aware of, upgrading the harddrive does not void Sony warranty on the system.

And Microsoft wants to charge $165 for a 160 harddrive add-on. Pshh. BTW, tested the PS3 with both a 5400RPM and 7200RPM and there is no real noticable difference in load times or system performance at all. I would say stick with a 5400RPM for price reasons. Also was able to store my saved game files and videos onto an external drive. Only real work you have to do is re-download any demos or PS Classics games you had before. All system settings, profiles, and everything else remains in the system.



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Old 06-22-07, 03:40 AM   #2
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Default Re: 160GB PS3 FTW!

can you point me to that HD plz?
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Old 06-22-07, 03:49 AM   #3
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man i hate the grip on those screwdrivers..

The HDD looks like western digital, 160gb. Shouldn't be hard to find it out. As for what has been done...pretty sweet.
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Old 06-22-07, 04:04 AM   #4
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Lol chicken why hide your IP or mac adress tss :P
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Old 06-22-07, 07:43 AM   #5
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can you point me to that HD plz?
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822136071

I believe the price has went back up to $95 which it was originally, I just picked it up during a sale. 8MB 160GB good deal works perfectly so far.

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No noticeable difference from 7200rpm? Do you run Linux?
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Old 06-22-07, 07:57 AM   #7
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I will say this is where the PS3 beats the 360 hands down. MS needs to come off of the proprietary HD ****.
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Heh, might have wanted to put this in the console section.

I've been tempted to upgrade my drive but I get discouraged when I think about downloading certain demos over again.
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Heh, might have wanted to put this in the console section.

I've been tempted to upgrade my drive but I get discouraged when I think about downloading certain demos over again.
Get a usb drive enclosure and backup your demos to that. when you upgrade, then you should be able to restore your files to the new drive.
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Old 06-22-07, 09:35 AM   #10
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And if the recent reports are right, Sony will be releasing around 160 PSN games by March, so you'll really need that space.
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Get a usb drive enclosure and backup your demos to that. when you upgrade, then you should be able to restore your files to the new drive.
IIRC, you can't backup demos or psn games that way. So unless I'm wrong, that wouldn't work.
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I'm pretty sure he could've imaged his old hard drive and imaged the new drive with that, (that should keep everything intact)
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