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Feb 02 2013
By: hjidontknow Uncharted Territory 2120 posts
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Is a hard drive upgrade worth it?

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I have a 40GB PS3 model (It's amazing that it hasn't broken) and would a HDD upgrade be worth it?   I have a dozen games and a handful of downloadable games. Installing everything would take around 95GB. I've seen SATA 2.5 5400RPM hard drives for $50 so is it worth the money to buy a new one.

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Feb 2, 2013

you answered your own question....

 

you can now now buy 500Gb or 1Tb drives for less than $100.

 

40Gb model huh? keep your fingers crossed. 

Logic, who would've thought eh? Oh wait.... No one thinks anymore.
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Feb 2, 2013

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Feb 2, 2013

they are both right, it'd be cheaper than buying a new system, and you can get large drive relatively cheap compared to the cost of a new system. 

 

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Feb 3, 2013

I was going back and forth on if i should buy the new white ps3 or just upgrade my slim 160gb. i decided to upgrade the hard drive. I just bought a 500gb on ebay for 50 bucks. For me 160 wasnt enough because I am one of the few that download all my games. Upgrade its cheaper and easy.

 

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Feb 3, 2013

I will give Sony credit for designing the PS3 with easy HDD upgrade capability...  As to whether you upgrade or not, usually comes down to how many games and movies you put on your system...  I went with a 500 GB HDD 2 years ago because I have a lot of movies on my system...  Another option some choose is to go with an external media server as the PS3 has features that will support that option as well...

 

 

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Feb 3, 2013

 


hjidontknow wrote:

I have a 40GB PS3 model (It's amazing that it hasn't broken) and would a HDD upgrade be worth it?   I have a dozen games and a handful of downloadable games. Installing everything would take around 95GB. I've seen SATA 2.5 5400RPM hard drives for $50 so is it worth the money to buy a new one.


I would have to say "YES" its worth the upgrade.  I have PsPlus and I LOVE to download free games, and demos.  I upgraded my 80GB (MGS4 bundle) to a 1TB HDD for just $70.  Purchased the HDD on eBay, and I still have 300GB+ left.  Well worth the $$ I spent.

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