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#1 Mako1215

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Posted 04 January 2013 - 05:19 AM

What's a good one to upgrade to from my slim?

5400 or 7200 rpm?

First, how can you claim prior non-existance to devalue a movement? I am sure the civil rights movement would love that. "Well, there was no movement to free the slaves before, so why is it relavent now?"

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#2 Riyotous

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Posted 04 January 2013 - 05:44 AM

Stick with 5400 rpm. Higher speed drives will work, but due to the limited power supply on a PS3 (especially the slims) they tend to burn out faster. I always warn my customers against putting drives over 5400 rpm in their system, but they do it themselves anyway. 9/10 return within about a year with a dead or dying hard drive and an "I wish I'd have listened" look on their face.

Play it safe, don't push the system to hard with a high powered drive.

#3 Jaggsta

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Posted 04 January 2013 - 05:46 AM

What's a good one to upgrade to from my slim?

5400 or 7200 rpm?


SSD if you have alot of downloaded games because it will load them faster when installed on SSD.

#4 Josh1billion

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Posted 04 January 2013 - 06:17 AM

SSD if you have alot of downloaded games because it will load them faster when installed on SSD.

...and it will also cost you a fortune...

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#5 Mako1215

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Posted 04 January 2013 - 06:46 AM

Don't want a ssd.

Doesn't have the storage capacity I want.

First, how can you claim prior non-existance to devalue a movement? I am sure the civil rights movement would love that. "Well, there was no movement to free the slaves before, so why is it relavent now?"

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#6 Mako1215

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Posted 04 January 2013 - 06:47 AM

Stick with 5400 rpm. Higher speed drives will work, but due to the limited power supply on a PS3 (especially the slims) they tend to burn out faster. I always warn my customers against putting drives over 5400 rpm in their system, but they do it themselves anyway. 9/10 return within about a year with a dead or dying hard drive and an "I wish I'd have listened" look on their face.

Play it safe, don't push the system to hard with a high powered drive.


You mean you recommend against a 7200rpm?

First, how can you claim prior non-existance to devalue a movement? I am sure the civil rights movement would love that. "Well, there was no movement to free the slaves before, so why is it relavent now?"

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#7 Riyotous

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Posted 04 January 2013 - 06:53 PM

You will get an increase in data based load times going with a 7200 rpm drive, but at the cost of reliability (unlike a in a laptop, 7200s tend to go out in PS3s). The problem is that your disc drive load speeds will still remain roughly the same, so to me the reliability of a 5200 or 5400 is more valuable than the speed increase of a 7200.

The best bet would be to go SSD (amazon has sales on them fairly regular) or get a 5400 with a higher cache rating than standard. That would give you the data loading increase without losing the stability of standard rpm drive.

#8 Locoxx

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Posted 04 January 2013 - 07:34 PM

Like the guy above me said, the speed of load times will be almost the same, I got the 750 GB with 5400 PRM seagate and runs good so far.

#9 Mako1215

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Posted 04 January 2013 - 08:20 PM

Yea. I'm going to skip a SSD, because of the per GB cost, and I want to increase storage more then speed.

I'm thinking of going with a 500/750 52/5400 rpm with a higher cache like suggested.

First, how can you claim prior non-existance to devalue a movement? I am sure the civil rights movement would love that. "Well, there was no movement to free the slaves before, so why is it relavent now?"

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#10 physlics66

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Posted 04 January 2013 - 08:40 PM

Just upgraded to a terabyte 5400 rpm from a 500 GB.
Took 2.5 - 3 days to complete the backup and restore but it was worth it.