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    PS3 HDD Upgrade

    OK, I have a PS3 (fat) with a 40GB HDD I'm looking at upgrading.
    My question is has anyone got any recommendations for an HDD upgrade?

    Thanks in advance.

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    I put a 500Gb 2.5" SATA WD Blue in my PS3 - worls a treat

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    I'm pretty sure the default drives are 5400rpm, but you could install a 7200rpm for faster loading times

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    Cheers for the replies guys (can't thank in here) I decided to go for this one
    I looked at the difference between the 5400 and the 7200 rpm drives at best a 2 sec increase sometimes no difference

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    The speed increase is not that great
    7200rpm Vs. 5400rpm: Does PS3 hard drive speed matter?, Feature Story from GamePro

    these guys did quite a good test.

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    +1 I have this one in mine as of Friday.

    Very easy to upgrade the HDD. Just make sure you have a Fat32 external HDD to backup all your data.

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    yea whats with the fat32 only on the ps3 i had to break out the swiss army knife on my 500gb HD

    I have a larger sata drive waiting to go in but i am waiting for the 40gb to die first.

    Its been in for 2 years now and it gets some stick so im sure it will die soon

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