Hardware Compatible hard drives for the PS3 CECH-4201A

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I just purchased a PS3 on eBay (CECH-4201A) that does NOT have a hard drive. I was wondering other than it being a 2.5 form factor, are there any specifics regarding buying a hard drive for it? Does it only accept a certain size or model?

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Afaik the limits are 1TB with a max height of 9.5mm.

The Super Slim also don’t come with a HDD bracket, unless you bought one specifically with it.
 

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Thanks tech3475, that is very helpful!! I just ordered a bracket. Could you confirm that it doesn’t matter the brand or model of HDD?
 

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Afaik the limits are 1TB with a max height of 9.5mm.

The Super Slim also don’t come with a HDD bracket, unless you bought one specifically with it.

Thanks tech3475, that is very helpful!! I just ordered a bracket. Could you confirm that it doesn’t matter the brand or model of HDD?
 

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Thanks tech3475, that is very helpful!! I just ordered a bracket. Could you confirm that it doesn’t matter the brand or model of HDD?

AFAIK there's no brand restriction and I'm not aware of any model restrictions as long as it's within the size requirements.

Only time I know you need to be careful is if you plan on 'shucking' the drive from an external, since they may have the USB port/controller integrated into the HDD.
 
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