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upgrade HDD question –
Can you use 7200 rpm drives or not i see some people say yes others say its too hot and will ruin the machine.
I'm looking at 750GB since thats the largest 9.5mm 2.5" drives you can get. Which brand is the best to use?
Will i lose my custom firmware and will the ps3 auto update to 3.60 when i format the new hdd?
Or do I just have to install multiman and any other packages i have and put my games back on it?
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I see some people saying they have a 7200 rpm drive and it works fine and others saying it overheats the ps3 and voids your warranty as well. Is a 7200 rpm drive even any faster in the ps3 like does it really lower load times that much? Is it even worth the heat risk I'm doubting it improves load times by more then a second or 2.
A 7200rpm load speed will be such a negligible difference that I doubt you could even see it if benchmarking programs were made just to test it. The reason behind that is because the ps3 has a set read/write rate. The only time a faster drive would show a difference is when reading loads of very tiny files, which RARELY happens on the ps3. As far as heat or other issues caused by a 7200rpm drive, unless you have no air moving around it and its trapped inside a closed entertainment center, you shouldn't even have to worry about heat. I have a 7200rpm drive in mine cause I just had it laying around, and I haven't seen any heat difference.
As far as a brand name to get or one to steer clear of; almost anyone with some computer experience will agree not to buy Seagate, especially when dealing with important information or large amounts of usage. Unfortunately, they just fail way too often.
You really should have googled this one, since I've gone over this entire argument on this site in very great detail.