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Feb 05 2013
By: artrip Lombax Warrior 129 posts
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Ps3 Slim upgrade Hard drive

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Re: Ps3 Slim upgrade Hard drive

Feb 6, 2013

Of the three you list, I would go with the WD 1TB drive (your middle link).  There are only downsides to a 7200RPM drive in the PS3 (they tend to run a little hotter, and the PS3 won't read them any faster than a 5400RPM drive).

 

Here is another one to consider.  This is one I am considering upgrading to from my current 500GB Hitachi HDD.

 

 

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Feb 6, 2013

Just to throw this in i upgraded mine to a 500 GB and so far being a PS Plus subscriber I have currently 62 PS3 titles and 19 PSOne titles on my system leaving me with 150 GB of free space still available.  Many titles I could remove as I don't play them but so far 500 GB has been more then enough.

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Feb 6, 2013
What 500gb hdd would you recommend to use? I don't know if it would be enough room that's why I was looking at the bigger drives. I have some ps+ games and others i have bought off of psn and my hdd is full do you think a 500gb hdd would be big enough?
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Feb 6, 2013

At this point, there's maybe a $20 difference between 500GB and 1TB HDDs, an the size of games on the PSN are only getting bigger (the new Sly Cooper game is 16GB).

 

That being said, here is the least expensive 500GB drive I could find in a quick search on Amazon.

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Feb 6, 2013

I went with the #2 on your list and I have been happy with it so far.  Good price and it is such an easy upgrade.  In my opinion you either buy a 500GB now and a 1TB later or you buy a 1TB now. 

 

-Joe

 

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Feb 6, 2013
I just bought a seagate scorpio black and i have no probs thus far. So id recommend the first
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Feb 6, 2013
Does the 7200 make the ps3 get any hotter?
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Re: Ps3 Slim upgrade Hard drive

Feb 6, 2013

artrip wrote:
Does the 7200 make the ps3 get any hotter?

Did you even read the thread? Someone already answered that.

 

 

Yes, runnning a faster rpm hdd in the PS3 will slightly increase the temperature.

Logic, who would've thought eh? Oh wait.... No one thinks anymore.
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Feb 6, 2013
I was wanting to ask someone that actually has been using a 7200 drive in there system, not someone just guessing that it makes the ps3 hotter.
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