best hard drive for ps3?

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Jan 15, 2011

best hard drive for ps3? by pikachu945 at 7:31 PM (4,430 Views / 0 Likes) 22 replies

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    WD Scorpio blue 320GB 7200rpm is what I have in mine, and its blazing fast compared to the stock drive
     
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    Both are fine but if you care for speeds then get a 7200rpm drive, just make sure it is 2.5".
     
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    does 7200 rpm make a difference in noise level too?
     
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    Nope, it doesn't
     
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    it maybe better to buy a 500gb/640gb/1tb hdd since if you ran out with a 160gb you will have the same in 1/2 years with a 320 one it maybe better to just spend twice the money on a 1tb one
     
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    Only up to 750gb drives exist currently in the 2.5" domain.
     
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    Seagate Momentus XT 500GB Solid State Hybrid SATA Drive 2.5IN
     
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    I purchased a WD Blue Scorpio 320GB 7200rpm and a 1 TB external hard drive
     
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    This drive is 12.5 mm in height. Max height for either PS3 phat or slim is 9 mm. 750GB is the current max storage for a 2.5", internal, 9 mm thick HDD.

    EDIT: BTW, for an external I use this: http://www.officedepot.com/a/products/9796...nal-Hard-Drive/
    Good price and it was within walking distance from my work ... and it comes pre-formatted to FAT32 right out of the box!
     
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    so will my games like black ops load faster?
     
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    Well if you are running the game from the hard drive certainly.
     
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    oops I was confused since 12.5mm hdd's are also called 2.5
     
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    Actually, you were right the first time. 2.5" refers to the size of the platter inside of the case. These hdds come in 9mm and 12.5mm thickness as one has 2 platters while the latter has 3. All other dimension are the same.
     
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    I know but still they won't fit without modding
     
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    Are you referring to the game data or the game itself? I'm not certain that a 7200 rpm will have a noticeable difference over a 5400 rpm in a PS3. In fact, if you're referring to a jb'd PS3 (apologies in advance if you're not,) the 5400 rpm hdds are preferred as people with the faster ones have reported audio clipping during FMV with 7200 rpm hdds.
     
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    im sure a 7200 rpm wont matter lol
     

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