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PS3 HDD Choices?
PS3 HDD Choices? –
OK Im not entirely sure if this is the best place to post this but here I go.
Im Hoping to buy yet another ps3 hd considering my 500gb scorpio is already full[had it less than a week, considering this what should I do?]
Id like my new one to be an internal as well[No I do not under any circumstances want an external as Ive read many have had compatibility issues with backups as well as I dont want anymore excess wires, usbs ,easycaps,multiple pcs,multiple ps3s, than I already have.
So Ive done a little research and it seems No one has been able to successfully
Get any 2tb internal to work , but it seems some people have been able to get
1tbs to work internally[with a little bit of modding to the casing , yes I could mod the case and internal hardware as Ive had to solder and take a few things apart in my ps3s a time or two, but Id only like to do this if theres no alternative]
So theres my problem and Im hoping some of you who read this will have a solution that takes into account my Rig.
[What to buy , what to order?]
Ps.If anyones still wondering EasyCap from Amazon is Crap.
FYI, you do not need to hack and saw the hdd cage. Just slide in the 1tb hdd without the cage and it will fit perfectly tight in there.
After just completing a 1TB internal hard drive install, I can confirm that it won't just 'slide' in there nice and neat. Granted you can get it in there. But you won't be able to attach the cage enclosure to it and without it you have to have a way to lock it into the SATA ports. Just trust me it won't work unless you rip off the enclosure of the system. I successfully did it and I'm thinking of posting a tutorial on it... not sure though as it was the craziest mod I've ever done. You have to DESTROY the enclosure.
Short story: A 1TB will not fit without major modification, and a SATA connector cable leading into the SATA port on the PS3 doesn't seem to work for whatever reason... I could be wrong on this last part though. I didn't try it myself, just general reasearch.
I would stay away with the WD hdd. From what I read those hdd give you probs. I went with the 1tb samsung from newegg and everything runs good so far.
A 1tb WILL fit without ANY modification and it takes two minutes. I will show some pics tomorrow.
Thxz Cao as well as ryanrdlps for both of you're inputs on this. I Guess I will wait for some Pics B4 I complete an order then maybe Ill go with a samsung since you say its working fine on yours.
It's the samsung spinpoint mt2 to be exact. Really, pics won't show anything but the hdd in it's place. Like I said do not use the hdd cage. Flip your ps3 up side down and slide in the new hdd. You might have to wiggle a bit so the ports line up. Once it's in place get something to put between the hdd and the hdd cover. I just used some painters tape and roll it up till it was thick enough.
I have 30+ backups on my 1tb internal and all runs smoothly. I also take my ps3 back and fourth from home and my work. Hard drive stays in place.
Also this hdd will not need any tweaking to get it working. Some I've heard need jumper and some needs a program but this one is basically plug n play.
Hope that makes you feel more comfortable on your order.
I tried only last week to fit a 1TB to my old 60gig machine. The layout is way different to my 80gig machine and so did not fit at all. The SATA header socket was in a completely different place to the 80gig machine so clearance was such that the socket was 4-5mm lower than the drive. Because of this i can state that a 12mm drive does NOT fit in an old 60gig machine.
This was exactly what I was running into. Thats why I had to yank the entire hard drive enclosure shell out of the system. But to do this you literally have to disassemble the entire unit to get to the enclosure as it's tucked underneath the power supply/media bay reader. Oh on an 80GIG original. Which I believe the 80G and 60G were identical sans the PS2 hardware/software emulation chipset.