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May 31 2012
By: TSORAP First Son 25 posts
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PS3 SSD Upgrade ????

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ay y0, i check around the forums  about "SSD" and its NOT Good For the PS3,

Witch Sux, because i go on "PSH" (PS.Home) almost every Ever Day,, and every time it somewhat lag when Flooding Request of Reading and maybe Write

and i  only have 4 disc Games and the other side, i got 4 - 7 Games, on the HDD,

PS3 compatibility Check:

SATA 1:  i check the Model,Hard Drive n Google it, its a "Sata 2.5"

SATA 2: Try it? or "DONT DO IT!!!"

some people coundn't get STAT 2 SSD to work..

im looking for SSD Space 256 GB - 480 GB (SATA 2.5)

I dont Care about the Price, i just want 2 Step up! and Speed up!

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Re: PS3 SSD Upgrade ????

May 31, 2012

You will more than likely not see any improvement with an SSD since the PS3 was not designed to take advantage of the extra speed and performance of the SSD. It will not go any faster. You are probably experience typical online lag

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May 31, 2012

Naaah My Connection is fine n good, i speed  Test weekly and i get 10-22 MB Down and 1.7 - 2.3 M.B Upload Speed.

  "You are probably experience typical online lag"

i was referring to when the HDD when it "Flood Writing" that what it lag half the time,  well, it well make PS3 a bit more Responsive

when Depends on the Drive A lot,

i saw Youtube Video, and it actually works

YouTubeLink: PS3 Boot Up comparison

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i think your missing 1 thing, PSHome Take A Lot Read and Writing thats y i want a SSD

And Another Reason.... Most of the Game i play, i play it on The HDD, Most of the Time

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May 31, 2012

I've had a Hybrid SSD in my ps3 since I think early 2010.  It is a seagate momentus XT 500GB with a 4GB nand flash component, 32 mb cache 7200rpm.  Everything has worked just fine 85% of the time, 1 or 2 corrupt files here and there mostly from Insomniac Games Resistance 2 & 3, Bethesda Games Skyrim & more freezes than I can count with MAG....but that also happened with the stock hdd.

The problem you are going to run into is that there are apparently known issues with SSD and Hybrids.... according to Live Help at Namco Bandai games, Armored Core 5 ver 1.01, the audio wouldn't work properly; after I told them all the steps I took to get it to work, the 1st or 2nd question they asked was about my non-stock HDD inside my ps3.....they actually told me to just put in a non-hybrid or ssd hdd.  When I begged and pleaded with them for information they claimed that my HDD was reading data wrong.

When Starhawk started giving me grief I was like uggh what did sony leave out of the software developement kit for publishers, I mean 2 new games and I got problems; turns out the no icons on the menu glitch was a just a buffer cache issue or something and the fix was easy and provided quickly by LBI, just pop in a different game go to the title page (start) and maybe possibly play a match or round of it, quit and restart Starhawk.

The other thing to consider is that some HDD now have Firmware updates of their own, and the process has at least a slight chance to brick the HDD.  I have read too many posts about ps3 firmware breaking hundreds if not thousands of ps3 devices regularly, so you add this extra step into a process that if you buy a problematic ssd with lots of firmware updates, that is potentially x amount of times that something may go wrong during the HDD removal from the ps3 and re-install after updating it.


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May 31, 2012

Wakko03 wrote:

The other thing to consider is that some HDD now have Firmware updates of their own, and the process has at least a slight chance to brick the HDD.  I have read too many posts about ps3 firmware breaking hundreds if not thousands of ps3 devices regularly, so you add this extra step into a process that if you buy a problematic ssd with lots of firmware updates, that is potentially x amount of times that something may go wrong during the HDD removal from the ps3 and re-install after updating it.

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Will you explain that in greater detail? I'm not sure what you're trying to say. I don't see why updating the drive firmware will affect the PS3 firmware, and I don't see why swapping the drive in and out will make things go wrong. Are you talking about bricking the HDD or the PS3 or both?

You're also bound to read problems attributed to PS3 firmware updates here, since these forums are a gathering place for people who need help with their PS3 problems. How can you be sure it's the PS3 firmware update causing trouble? What about the people who never have problems and never report in?

I personally think a great deal of the "PS3 faulty firmware" cases are attributed to aging, failing PS3 hardware. For the numbers, let's pretend there are a million PS3 consoles out in the wild. 500 out of one million is 0.05%. 5000 out of one million is 0.5%. Sales numbers says there have been over 60 million PS3s sold. There will always be failing hardware out there. Be sure to make regular backups of important data.

TSORAP, make sure you update the firmware on your SSD in your PC before installing it in your PS3. You're less likely to run into compatibility problems with your SSD in your PS3 that way. Newer firmware fix bugs and improve performance. You're also likely to see performance gains in PlayStation Home, because that is a very HDD intensive app. I doubt you will see dramatic gains for your games though, outside of a few select titles.

You don't need a particularly fast SSD, because any SSD will likely be faster than the PS3's bandwidth to use one. The PS3 uses SATA 1.5 Gbps (150 MBps). SATA 3.0 Gbps or 6.0 Gbps in theory should work fine. SATA 2, 2.5, 3 doesn't mean a whole lot, but be certain to look for firmware updates before installing the drive in your PS3.

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May 31, 2012

Potatobreath , i think, your right, But What SSD should i Get? i look every on NewEggs, threre's only "SATA ||"

should i get "SATA 1" or "SATA 2"?

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May 31, 2012

I was talking about the SSD firmware update, the warnings and notices provided during the process mention that data loss is a possiblity and to make a backup of your data before starting.

Taking the HDD out and putting it back in to the PS3, potential for sliding it back in and bending the connection pins, mishandling the HDD in the enclosure and getting that rare static electric discharge.

And as for the ps3 firmware, yeah I am going to chaulk that up to not using a smiley face or not being sarcastic enough for print.  I was trying to say that the potential for people claiming the firmware broke their ps3 was going to get an added degree of confusion if there are two components that "require" a firmware update.

ex. people are still saying that 4.11 which has been out for months now, is breaking their ps3's still, not as much as when it first went live, but still you see one or two posts over in the support forum daily or someone bumping an existing thread about it.


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May 31, 2012

TSORAP wrote:

Potatobreath , i think, your right, But What SSD should i Get? i look every on NewEggs, threre's only "SATA ||"

should i get "SATA 1" or "SATA 2"?

It shouldn't matter much if the drive is "SATA 1" or "SATA 2". SATA 2 is likely much more common. The drives are supposed to be backwards compatible, but you improve your chances when you update the SSD firmware through a PC. Get the least expensive drive in the class, so you can get more capacity.

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Jun 1, 2012

i fond an web article About SSD PS3, well probably The Most  Trusted is "Crucial" and "Intel"

http://eurogamer.net/articles/digitalfoundry-can-ssd-upgrades-boost-ps3-performance

well i planning to get "OZC" SSD's There the Top Brand in the Market,

Sayz this site

http://solid-state-drive-review.toptenreviews.com/

the Question is, Witch Brand should i get?

i dont Care if PS3 cant Acces ultra Fast SSD.

i just i want it to be more Responsive and More/Smoother FPS,, With out "RIM LAG".. there,

and i need to learn how to "Backward SSD to SATA 1"

i cant find no, How To Backwards compatibly SATA1  SSD  on Youtube

that some what a Drag (in my opinion) 

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Jun 1, 2012

The best HDD for your PS3 is, Seagate Momentus XT ST750LX003 750GB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache 2.5" SATA 6.0Gb/s Solid State Hybrid Drive it's the best of both worlds HDD+SSD working together with the cheap price of $149.99 from Amazon free shipping.

http://www.amazon.com/Seagate-Momentus-7200RPM-Hybrid-ST750LX003/dp/B00691WMJG/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qi...

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