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    Default Playstation 3 HDD Upgrade

    Who out there has taken the 2.5inch SATA HDD from there PS3 console and replaced it with a larger capacity HDD?

    Got a spare 160GB HDD which i havent used yet? Was thinking about replacing the exsisting 60GB HDD in the console.

    Was wondering has anybody encountered any problems?

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    Its apparently very easy, take a look here there is a how to video

    http://gameslurp.com/page.php?t=4703

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    Cheers thanks for the Link. When ive got some good free time i think ill give it a shot.

    This is another reason why Sony's Playstation 3 console is better than Microsoft's XBOX 360 console. Universal HDD compatability and upgradable.

    I think i might keep a hold of this HDD and go for a larger size one like 250GB or 320GB. Need a decent size HDD to combat with my ever increase music collection, and photo and movie collection.

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    I keep most of my digital media on my PC and access it via the PS3's media centre functionality.

    Hopefully if I keep doing this my 60GB PS3 HDD will last me indefinitely.

    I'm not 100% sure but I think you can just plug in external HDDs via USB to the PS3 which you could use for music, videos and so on without openeing up your console. This is a huge benefit over the competition as far as I'm concerned.

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    Yeah I'm pretty sure that works; saw that at a mate's house.
    Nonetheless I'm a fan of as less as possible extra hardware for my computer stuff

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    You can definitely use external hard-drives via USB, but they have to be formatted to FAT32. Wish I'd known that before I formatted my external HD to NTFS then put 300 GB of data on it...

    As for replacing the internal HD, I'm 99% sure the manual that comes with a PS3 has instructions on how to do it.
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    Both affirmations are correct jmoid

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    Just wondering whats the largest 2.5inch SATA Hard Disk Drives avaliable on the market? Is it just 500GB atm or is there larger ones avaliable?

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    Haven't seen any larger than that, I think that's top of the range for 2.5" drives at the moment.

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    ... And what do you need a terrabyte on yer PS3 for?

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