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August 30, 2010 5:45:17 PM

what is the 2.5 hdd you can put in a ps3
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August 30, 2010 7:53:54 PM

kamui4697 said:
what is the 2.5 hdd you can put in a ps3


I'm pretty sure the limit is just the largest 2.5" Sata hard drive you can find. You could definitely put a 1TB HDD in the PS3, but why would you want more than that?
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August 30, 2010 9:39:29 PM

just like trying to max it out.love techie stuff
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August 30, 2010 11:11:34 PM

kamui4697 said:
just like trying to max it out.love techie stuff


No doubt, I'm not sure what height 2.5" drive you would use, but as far as I know your just limited by the size of the HDD's on the market at this point.
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August 31, 2010 11:05:55 AM

The height can't be more than 9.5mm or it won't fit.
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August 31, 2010 9:29:56 PM

kool thanks for the info
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September 7, 2010 12:05:33 AM

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July 4, 2013 1:45:23 PM

Yes, it will see a 1TB as it's boot drive. Not talking external, which is of limited use.
With the PS3 slim, "Advanced Format Drives" are not an issue.
However, it will not format a boot drive bigger than 1 TB. I tried.
https://www.facebook.com/notes/jeff-dranetz/maximum-log...
I used a SATA to eSATA PS3 extender kit. (see link)
Using an external drive as a boot drive is achieved with a POWERED eSATA enclosure.
I tried a eSATA cable powered unit, did not work.
Anyway you don't want the new drive to over tax the PS3 PSU.
Also, it will not add to console heat, I am guessing lengthening the life of the console itself.
If you don't want to go this route, any laptop,hybrid, or SSD 2.5 drive 1 TB and under will work.
I had a 500GB 7200 rpm laptop drive in before the upgrade with no adverse effects.
Some have warned against heat and power requirements of 7200 rpm drives over 5400 drives.
For the enclosure I ended up using a 1TB 3.5" Western Digital AV-GP drive., designed for always on use.
An enterprise server drive might have been quicker. I would recommend a desktop drive over an enterprise drive due to the fact I keep the enclosure always on for convenience.
Everytime I power on the PS3, it's already fully spun up.
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