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9/8/08 12:31 P

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Thanks for the informative links.

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9/7/08 10:14 P

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Found some interesting links!

blog.us.playstation.com/2007/12/28/p
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asia.cnet.com/digitalliving/tips/0,3
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9/7/08 9:59 P

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I`ll go through the papers and do some research. Wanna make sure it won`t void my guarantee, like if you did this with the xbox and then an update bricked it they would not refund you even if your interference was not the problem.

I`m thinking this might be a great upgrade to give the browser some more breathing room...

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9/7/08 10:04 A

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I believe sony created it this way so that the warranty would not be void if you switched one out, maybe an "At your own risk" (in case you leave your cables connected whilest you do the switch). If you still have your documents, you may want to look through the serice agreement. Or the warranty pamplet. Or the Sony Site to call their help support with a question. Hehe, I'm not real sure.

Hey Jose, I already use my external USB Hard Drive with my PS3, it holds some of my music/movies/pictures on it that I am always transfering around, so at the moment, I have no need for the upgrade.

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9/6/08 9:00 P

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Thanks! That`s just great, love it. Now I need to triple confirm that Sony will not void the guarantee or services because of doing this... any ideas where to check?

I don`t think it is too complicated... this things always sound worst than they are.

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That sounds really complicated. I have an external usb hard drive. I just though i would just plug that into the usb slot. I guess not huh.

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Just making a copy of this in case Anyone is interested in knowing they can update their Hard Drive in their PlayStation 3! The guy who showed me this is currently using a 360 GB Hard drive, and I plan on doing this in a month or two because I'm eating up space left and right!

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Required Hard drive Specs: SATA, 5400RPM, 2.5"(mobile), ANY SIZE!

Well, I believe there are 3 or 4 videos on YouTube.com that can how you how to do this process better than I can explain. But I'll try to summerize what I can:

WHAT YOU NEED:
*** Notebook SATA Hard drive - Any Size you Want!! (Recommended 5400 RPM speed)
*** Precision Screw Driver - No. 0 x 2-1/2" (Hardware/electronic stores will have these)
* USB Harddrive (for your backup data, optional)
* Flat tip screw driver (to remove cover, optional)

WHAT TO DO:

(Optional: Backup data)
1) Connect a USB Hard drive to extract your data (Saves, videos, downloaded games, etc). If you don't have one you should buy one, always great to have a backup system somewheres for ps3's and PCs!
Using the Data Utility found in Settings, create a backup onto your USB Drive.
(Note: Your PS3 settings and PSN ID are saved in Flash memory, so changing the Hard drive Will Not Affect anything there, Woo hoo!)

2) Power down and UNPLUG EVERYTHING!!!

3) There is an HDD Sticker (Hard Disk Drive) on one side, this is the side you are interested in. Right by this sticker there is an HDD Cover plate, remove this with your flat tip screw driver, or your fingernail.

4) Once the plate is removed, use your precision screwdriver and remove the blue screw. Doing so will let your PS3 HDD slide out. Tug and pull straight out of the PS3 Shell. (Remember how the drive looks as you slide it out, makes later steps easier!)

5) You will notice that the HDD sits in a "Carriage" screwed onto the HDD. Remove the 4 screws using your precision screw driver. Now you can replace the "Carriage" onto your new Hard drive the same way it screwed onto the old Hard drive.

6) With the new hard drive in the Carriage, slide the hard drive back into the ps3 shell. Use a firm press to ensure the connection inside the PS3 (but don't go overboard, pressing too hard might Damage the other components inside the system).

7) Rescrew on the blue screw. Replace the Coverplate. Reconnect your cables and power on the PS3.

8) Once turned on, the PS3 will recognize the new hard drive! AND that it needs to be formated. The format will prep the hard drive for data to be written to it (And destroy any data that is already on it).
Select "Yes" when asked to format.

9) Congratulations! You are ready to use your bigger hard drive! You can hook up your USB Drive back to the PS3 and recover your system data (using data utility if you want).


Well I hope this wasn't too confusing, like I said you could probably google this, or youtube search and find a guide. It's pretty neat for a 10 minute upgrade! and for less than $100, you can upgrade to a 250GB - 500GB drive for your PS3. Wow, think of how many times you could install MGS4 now..

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