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ps3 hard drive question
ps3 hard drive question –
if i was makin my own case for a ps3..is there a way to use a desktop hard drive if i was to use cables to hook it up?
yeah. You'd need an E3 flasher and the esata station that comes with the premium kit
Wouldn't even need that, just an extension SATA cable and a way to power the drive externally. More hassle then it's really worth though
The SATA connector for data wouldn't be a problem, but for power you would either need to power it externally or it could be possible to add 12v into the power connector if you could find a good 12v lead on the main board/power supply.
If I remember correctly laptop drives require 5v and 3v while a desktop drive needs 12v 5v and 3v.
so if i was to get a long sata cable and get 12vdc to the HD...it would work? in theory?
Ya know I just had my PS3 apart, and it never occurred to me to try it. A SATA Port is a SATA PORT irregardless of 2.5" or 3.5", and the PS3 has both the power and data connections. I imagine that the problems begin once you have the RF Shield back on. So if you were gonna work some kind of voodoo on your PS3 you'd likely have to amputate that part of the RF Shield off. The only other tricky bit is how much room you have to fit the 3.5" onto the naked Mainboard. Which is the part I now regret not having check if only for the Halibut.
Originally Posted by Visceris
the case would not require the HD to plug directly into the MB connections...I would have cables running from the MB to the HD in a seperate spot
Originally Posted by Ichijoe
I've seen it done on an XBox 360 so it could run a 3.5" drive with the power port modded for 12v, that's where I got the idea from.
Never seen it done on ps3 yet but it should be possible in theory, assuming you can tap into a 12v source somewhere like on the xbox.
awesome just what i needed also....some more info i need if possible...the ribbon cable running from the bluray drive to the MB...anyone have the specs on that?...i need to find a longer one
Originally Posted by qwillis
You could also use a 2.5 2TB drive. A SATA extender should do the trick since it is a laptop hard drive. The hard part is getting the extender inside to PS3. I just opted for a 9.5mm 2.5" 1 TB to make it easy.