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Best HDDs for the PS3

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#1 eulogywerd21   Jesus wept CAGiversary!   3353 Posts   Joined 9.7 Years Ago  


Posted 07 September 2017 - 08:57 PM

I looked back through the last dozen pages and may have missed this topic, but I doubt it, so:


What is best HDD for a slim PS3, currently?


I'm worried, probably irrationally, but nonetheless, that my existing PS3 will bite the dust, so I'm looking at getting a back up and I was wondering what's the largest HDD capacity/brand/model/etc that I should invest in for the spare. 

#2 barchi01   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   750 Posts   Joined 9.3 Years Ago  

Posted 08 September 2017 - 01:12 AM

I have two of these hard drives in my PS3's which have worked flawlessly.

Seagate Samsung Spinpoint 1.5TB M9T 5400 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 2.5-Inch Internal Notebook Hard Drive Bare Drive (ST1500LM006) - $77.87 Cost


It is my understanding that some 2TB drives work with PS3's (read reviews on Amazon) but you may experience some system functionality issues as Sony only intended/patched PS3 to be compatible with 1.5 TB drives or smaller.

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