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HDD Swap - how about the firmware?
HDD Swap - how about the firmware? –
I know how easy it is to get a new 2,5" HDD in the ps3 system. I was thinking about a 500GB/1TB hdd because the original 160GB doesnt really cut it. But how about the firmware? I Bought the ps3 with firmware 3.50 on it, and then updated to 3.55, and installed 3.55 kmeaw on it later. But will i have the same firmware after the swap? or do i have to install the latest sony OFW to get it to work? or can i choose what firmware i want after the swap (i guess not, because then it would be to easy to downgrade your ps3)
well thats all for now!
I swapped my 40gb for 500gb and still had the same 3.55 cfw..
Well even if you change the HDD the details of the FW are saved in the RAM i think soo you can't do that :/
If this was the way for a Dual Boot PS3 everyone would have 2 HDD trust me xD
firmware is saved to the NAND or NOR depending on your console, some bits of the firmware are on the HDD but nothing that will enable you to change the firmware completely.
Good, thanks for the clear answers! Is there any limit for the size of the HDD? I heard that the 2TB 2,5 Harddrives are available soon!
yes. it's 1TB.
Originally Posted by fritszol
and even if it would support those 2TB 2.5 drives you heard of, most likely they won't fit because they will come with a 12.5mm height at the beginning and who knows when they will be shipping 9.5mm 2TB 2.5 drivers (which won't work because of the 1TB limit, like I said). but for that money you can buy a 1TB 9.5mm drive AND a 2TB external drive (the perfect combination).
limit is 1TB (but make sure of physical size 9.5mm height, 12.5mm will only fit with physical modification to PS3) 750GB is your best bet
CECHA01 (500GB Cobra 7/ REBUG REX 4.46 XMBM+, multiMAN/webMAN XMB, Showtime,)
Allright, Thanks a lot guys!
a 12.5mm 1.5tb now too the mod is easy for the slim and as easy for the fat just more involved and when you swap a drive with custom firmware all you lose is your data packages trophies everything unless you back it up first and the trophies are a little involved but when you slap the new drive in you just format and reinstall your packages etc. if you dont care about the saved games and all that fun stuff. backing up is fast with ftp so id back it up reload format reinstall packages then drop everything back in.........you could go with a sata/power extension and go big with a external 2tb 7200rpm 64mbcache drive and youll get some faster access times or bigger and bigger...