SATA hard drive

  steve263000 03:47 10 Feb 2010

My son wants to expand the memory on his PS3 with a SATA hard drive. He wants to use a USB connection as to open it up would nullify the insurance that he has on it.

Can anyone point me in the direction of the best USB SATA hard drive? Around the 500mb would be suitable.

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 08:16 10 Feb 2010

I assume you mean 500G 500mb is rather small :0)

My personal preference is for Western Digital or Seagate drives. click here

  steve263000 13:05 11 Feb 2010

Thanks fruit bat. I meant that 500Gb of course. Are these drives SATA and suitable for the PS3? I have got a USB drive myself but it the old FAT32 type and not suitable for the PS3. (at least that is what my son tells me as I just plug it in)

  retep888 13:51 11 Feb 2010

A 2.5" SATA external hard drive will be ideal ,please take a look in this link from the official PS site click here

However an internal SATA drive click here is much better and quicker, upgrading/changing the internal hard drive doesn't void your playstation's warranty
click here

  GaT7 13:59 11 Feb 2010

As retep888 says, you need a 2.5" drive SATA drive for the PS3 (the same type that's used in laptops btw).

For more details & upgrade instructions click here or click here.

List of compatible hard drives at click here (2nd post).

click here for purchase links (or use the retailer you usually shop with). G

  steve263000 02:56 12 Feb 2010

Thanks a lot for the links, I will check all this out and talk to my son about it.

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