Biggest hard drive for ps3?

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#1 Posted by Colin789 (91 posts) -

What is the biggest hard drive that will work with the ps3. I know it has to be a notebook 2.5 sata drive. So far the biggest i can find is 320gb. Is anything bigger out there, or coming out soon cuz then i will wait. Also what is the best quality name brand of hard drive that will work and will the ps3 spin a 7200rpm hard drive at 7200rpm or is it programmed to only run at 5400 rpm. Could you post a link of the best one or give me the name brand and model if you have time.

thank in advance

#2 Posted by dizzykim (721 posts) -
I believe there is a 500GB HDD but it is too wide to be put into the PS3.
#3 Posted by mezzo20 (1702 posts) -
i think i saw a video on youtube with 1 terabyte.ps3.
#4 Posted by Colin789 (91 posts) -

i think i saw a video on youtube with 1 terabyte.ps3.mezzo20

but did that hard drive actually fit into the ps3 i dont want a hard drive dangling outside of my ps3

#5 Posted by lesner87 (2441 posts) -
I think 500gb 2.5" are out.Am not sure though.Also it would make use of the 7200rpm.
#6 Posted by solaris1979 (1592 posts) -
7200rpm.lesner87
no, higher speed means hotter drive. Probably something you want to avoid.
#7 Posted by coold_steam (665 posts) -
well the biggest is 500 gig hdd ,i upgraded mine to 160 i used SATA 2.5 notebook ,from TOSHIBA.and it work like magic.
#8 Posted by Colin789 (91 posts) -
i think im gunna go with a 500gb 5400rpm. I dont even know if they make a 7200rpm 500gb yet. Thanks
#9 Posted by ashunpnoy (371 posts) -
320gb would be plenty. unless you are really into DL'ing a lot, and not deleting anything
#10 Posted by kb8618 (1363 posts) -
well, if you want it to be inside the PS3, 320gb is the biggest right now, later on this year 500gb 2.5" hdds will be out. If u wanted an external and running a sata cord inside the PS3 1000gb is the biggest right now, and 1.5tb later this year. Personally i dont think anyone needs more then the 320gb, which would be enought to install and same many games and demos. If you are planning on buying a lot of movies (not renting) from the PSN, then the 1tb would be better
#11 Posted by emitsu97 (10720 posts) -
There's only one 500GB 2.5" SATA that has the proper physical dimensions to fit in the HDD tray. Your best bet is to pick up a 320GB HDD for roughly a third the price of the 500GB.
#12 Posted by CookieGoat (142 posts) -
1 tb external exist, which is probably way more then you'll ever need.
#13 Posted by tidan (368 posts) -

i think i saw a video on youtube with 1 terabyte.ps3.mezzo20

Hmm good to know that a 1 Terabyte drive would work, i have all my videos music and movies on my ps3. gives me more to do with remote play and my ps3.... Speaking of which does anyone know how to reduce or stop the skipping with remote play my psp does it alot.

#14 Posted by DeftonesRule (214 posts) -
I got a 500gb but its an external and it is simple as plug and play I never had to mess with my 60 or nothing and it was 100$ at best buy so I don't really see the reason of a big internal when you have to format and copy everything and possibly break or screw something up. Easy as pie.
#15 Posted by emitsu97 (10720 posts) -

I got a 500gb but its an external and it is simple as plug and play I never had to mess with my 60 or nothing and it was 100$ at best buy so I don't really see the reason of a big internal when you have to format and copy everything and possibly break or screw something up. Easy as pie.DeftonesRule

You can't save certain content to the external.

#17 Posted by DeftonesRule (214 posts) -

[QUOTE="DeftonesRule"]I got a 500gb but its an external and it is simple as plug and play I never had to mess with my 60 or nothing and it was 100$ at best buy so I don't really see the reason of a big internal when you have to format and copy everything and possibly break or screw something up. Easy as pie.emitsu97

You can't save certain content to the external.

That is why you copy everything you can to the external like music, movies, game data, anything you can that way all the space even if you have a 40gb system will be free for the stuff you can't copy over.

#18 Posted by BushWacker69 (614 posts) -
[QUOTE="emitsu97"]

[QUOTE="DeftonesRule"]I got a 500gb but its an external and it is simple as plug and play I never had to mess with my 60 or nothing and it was 100$ at best buy so I don't really see the reason of a big internal when you have to format and copy everything and possibly break or screw something up. Easy as pie.DeftonesRule

You can't save certain content to the external.

That is why you copy everything you can to the external like music, movies, game data, anything you can that way all the space even if you have a 40gb system will be free for the stuff you can't copy over.

i thought you couldn't put game saves on an ex-hdd? anyway i just agree with the name mate :D

#19 Posted by emitsu97 (10720 posts) -

That is why you copy everything you can to the external like music, movies, game data, anything you can that way all the space even if you have a 40gb system will be free for the stuff you can't copy over.DeftonesRule

Game installs can't be saved to an external and over time those larger installs will eat 40GB up. PSN Videos are also locked to internal.

#20 Posted by DeftonesRule (214 posts) -
You are able to but the thing is, your gamesave or data is yours specifically for your system and made by your system so if you per say try like I did recently for SC4 to DL a gamesave that had all the equipment and load it up on my system. My system told me that it was created by another system and because it had DL content on it I was unable to use it. So if it your own saves and data you can do with it what you please. Oh if you don't have a big HDD then I would suggest deleting the game DATA not saves which is like DMC4 huge although next time you want to play it you will have to Re-DL it again but hey it saves alot of space seems how you beat the game but still want to hold onto it for future.
#21 Posted by timster118 (259 posts) -
A 320Gb 2.5" SATA is the biggest right now. I installed a Western Digital Scorpio 250Gb drive in my PS3 and it works awesome. It has slightly faster read/write time than the original Seagate 60Gb drive. Also get an external case to turn your old drive into a external HDD......my (original PS3)60Gb HDD works on all my computers and PS3 after formatting to FAT32.
#22 Posted by cegmp (459 posts) -

^Did format your 320 Gb to FAT32 as well?

#23 Posted by gestah (523 posts) -
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What is the biggest hard drive that will work with the ps3. I know it has to be a notebook 2.5 sata drive. So far the biggest i can find is 320gb. Is anything bigger out there, or coming out soon cuz then i will wait. Also what is the best quality name brand of hard drive that will work and will the ps3 spin a 7200rpm hard drive at 7200rpm or is it programmed to only run at 5400 rpm. Could you post a link of the best one or give me the name brand and model if you have time.

thank in advance

Colin789

gamespot did a service not too long ago about flash 2.5 drivers. they are a bit exp, but you might want to look into that
#24 Posted by nsmith_92 (1 posts) -
Hi this is a 500GB 2.5 Internal SATA hard drive (ps3 compatible) http://www.play.com/PC/PCs/4-/7523847/Western-Digital-Scorpio-Blue-WD5000BEVT-500GB-2-5-Internal-SATA-Hard-Drive/Product.html
#25 Posted by Peabody99224 (745 posts) -
Any laptop HDD will work within a PS3, and the largest commercial laptop HDD is currently 500gb. The PS3 is only designed to hold a 2.5" HDD (a laptop HDD), opposed to a 3.5" desktop HDD.
#26 Posted by Peabody99224 (745 posts) -
Just as a follow up.... I have a 500gb HDD in my PS3. ; )