PS3 Hard Drive specs help

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#1 Posted by soulreaper-4 (2247 posts) -

Can someone tell me if this hard drive works with the PS3. Here's the link:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822149058

#2 Posted by emitsu97 (10720 posts) -
Yep, it works.
#3 Posted by soulreaper-4 (2247 posts) -
So the specifications are ok. I'm asking to be sure before buying.
#4 Posted by emitsu97 (10720 posts) -
The only real requirements are SATA and 2.5" form factor.
#5 Posted by soulreaper-4 (2247 posts) -

That means i don't need to worry about the other specs.

#6 Posted by emitsu97 (10720 posts) -
Not really. 5400rpm matches OEM spec but you can go 7200rpm if you don't mind a little more heat for the small bump in speed. Only other thing to worry about only applies to 500GB HDD's physical dimensions.
#7 Posted by soulreaper-4 (2247 posts) -

So the best is to stay with 5400rpm. Is that the the same spec of the ones that came with the PS3.

#8 Posted by emitsu97 (10720 posts) -

So the best is to stay with 5400rpm. Is that the the same spec of the ones that came with the PS3.

soulreaper-4

Yep.

#9 Posted by soulreaper-4 (2247 posts) -
Thanks for the help.
#10 Posted by emitsu97 (10720 posts) -

Thanks for the help.soulreaper-4

No problem.

#11 Posted by OatmealKing (162 posts) -

dude if your gonna upgrade your HDD then go w/ the 7200rpm 2.5" sata HDD...big differnce in load times....those r the specs you need...

#12 Posted by soulreaper-4 (2247 posts) -

Can i use a SATA to USB cable to transfer my data, like this one:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16812156014

#13 Posted by DEWMAN08 (2145 posts) -

dude if your gonna upgrade your HDD then go w/ the 7200rpm 2.5" sata HDD...big differnce in load times....those r the specs you need...

OatmealKing

Its not worth the little better speed for the extra risk of damaging your hardware.

#14 Posted by emitsu97 (10720 posts) -

Can i use a SATA to USB cable to transfer my data, like this one:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16812156014

soulreaper-4

If you're looking to keep all the data you have currently on your HDD the best thing to do is run the Backup Utility on the PS3 with an external HDD or just save your game saves to a flash drive. Depends on what you're looking to do.

#15 Posted by OatmealKing (162 posts) -

dude you can if you want to get an external HDD....i would just stick to the INternal HDD....get what ever GB's you feel is comfortable...but get the HDD that is 7200rpm 2.5" sata.....simple as that...very ez to replace your HDD in your PS3...go to youtube if you cant figure it out...big bump in speed from the standard 5400rpm drive that comes in the PS3....

#16 Posted by soulreaper-4 (2247 posts) -
Can i take out the HDD that came with my PS3 then insert the new one and then tranfer the data form the the original HDD by using a SATA to USB cable.
#17 Posted by emitsu97 (10720 posts) -

Can i take out the HDD that came with my PS3 then insert the new one and then tranfer the data form the the original HDD by using a SATA to USB cable.soulreaper-4

Not 100% sure if it will recognize the OEM HDD as a generic storage device. The safest bet is to back up whatever data you want transferred before even disconnecting the HDD. Once you disconnect the HDD you won't be able to reconnect it without needing to do an initial format. Instead of the cable you could always just get a $20 enclosure so you always have an external HDD around for game save back ups.

#18 Posted by ChocolateCake10 (759 posts) -
yeah i think it will work
#19 Posted by CorporateHammer (992 posts) -

Can i take out the HDD that came with my PS3 then insert the new one and then tranfer the data form the the original HDD by using a SATA to USB cable.soulreaper-4

I dont believe so. I do believe backing up to a usb device is the first step in replacing the HD.

RULE OF THUMB _-_ Always back up FIRST before doing anything to anything with data storage.!

#20 Posted by kb8618 (1363 posts) -
i would only put a 7200 RPM drive in my PS3 if i had the 40gb, as those use a 65nm cell CPU, and without any PS2 chips its rly way cooler then my MGS4 bundle, whcih for some reason still have 90nm cells. also if you buy that hard drive the pS3 will reduce the Sata II speed from 3gbs to 1.5gbs as the PS3 was made to handle sata 1 only
#21 Posted by CellAnimation (6116 posts) -
I can't believe people still talk about 7200 RPM drives like this. 7200 RPM 2.5" notebook drives produce no more heat, they don't even lessen battery life in notebooks. The only thing you gain by buying a 7200 RPM drive is faster load times on some games. The only damage it will do is to your wallet.
#22 Posted by emitsu97 (10720 posts) -

I can't believe people still talk about 7200 RPM drives like this. 7200 RPM 2.5" notebook drives produce no more heat, they don't even lessen battery life in notebooks. The only thing you gain by buying a 7200 RPM drive is faster load times on some games. The only damage it will do is to your wallet.CellAnimation

Idle

  • 5400rpm - 111 degrees / 43.9c
  • 7200rpm - 116 degrees / 46.6c

Stress test (ran some games and folding at home)

  • 5400rpm - 129 degrees or 53.9c
  • 7200rpm - 131 degrees or 55.0c

TalkPlaystation

Link. Also has install time comparisons.

#23 Posted by SilentQu33f (25 posts) -

Thank you, finally somebody is using logic. Bigger number doesn't always mean better performance. Maybe the people won't waste the money on 7200rpm and RUIN their ps3. Thanks again. Also, what is OEM and do I need it in buying a ps3?

#24 Posted by SilentQu33f (25 posts) -
Also, what is OEM and do I need it in buying a ps3? *I meant buying a ps3 hard drive*
#25 Edited by rafalfa (25 posts) -

Would this Hard Drive work

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/momentus-thin-250-gb-2-5-internal-hard-drive/1308861232.p?id=mp1308861232&skuId=1308861232&st=external%20SATA%20hard%20drive&cp=1&lp=4#tab=overview

#26 Edited by kitty (115048 posts) -

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