changing the internal hard disk

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  1. Magus
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    Magus GBATEMP RPG MANIAC

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    hello! i've bought a ps3 recently and it's internal hard disk is only 60gb,i tought that would be decent enough but i've soon realized that it's quite small and was thinking of upgrading to a bigger hard disk,as such i was wondering if doing so screws up in any way with rogero's and similiar stuff

    or alternatively i guess i could get an external HDD and run the games from the external one? would i need to power up the external HDD separately or would it be powered by the ps3 itself?
     
  2. mechadylan

    mechadylan GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    There's no issues with after market internal hdds and cfw, if that's the question.
     
  3. nukeboy95

    nukeboy95 Leave luck to heaven.

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    not sure
  4. mschumacher69

    mschumacher69 GBAtemp Regular

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    You shouldn't have any issues swapping your HDD if you're on Rebug or the latest Rogero CFWs. Only the early Rogero CFWs had issues re-installing when swapping the HDD.
     
  5. Coto

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    beware of some hdd's with onboard crappy utilities (on firmware) like autosleep, idling and such. There are ways to turn those off, though.
     
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    Kouen Hasuki Kouen the Cyber Husky

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    Deffo this, especially if its a WD Green Drive the head park timer is like default of 7 seconds
     
  7. Magus
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    Magus GBATEMP RPG MANIAC

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    yeah this is what i was mostly worrying about... what about mounting an external HDD and running game from that? i just want more space to hold my games so it's not like i really need to swap the internal hard disk
     
  8. mschumacher69

    mschumacher69 GBAtemp Regular

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    It works, but tbh, I like running my backups from internal because an external would take extra (physical) space, 1 of your USB ports (so you are left with one only) and you have to split files >4GB because of the FAT32 file size limitation.