Upgrading PS3 Slim HD

Discussion in 'PS3 - Console, Accessories and Hardware' started by Rokku, Oct 19, 2014.

  1. Rokku
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    Rokku GBAtemp Fan

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    I have a PS3 Slim 160GB, and I buy quite a few digital games, including PS3 games. Of course, someday I might need a new drive, and that's where my questions come in.

    1. Can I use any old modern SATA hard drive in a PS3, or do I need a special kind?

    2. Will the old data on a new HD work just as well as the old HD?

    3. How hard is it to remove a PS3 Slim's HD? Can I do it myself, or do I need to ask my computer guy?
     
  2. trumpet-205

    trumpet-205 Embrace the darkness within

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    1. Drive must have a size at or less than 1 TB and height of less than 9.5 mm.
    2. Yes it'll be fine.
    3. Easy, no need for professional help.
     
  3. Rokku
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    Rokku GBAtemp Fan

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    Can I use Phillips and flat head screwdrivers or do I need to invest in some Torx and tri-wings?
     
  4. Pedeadstrian

    Pedeadstrian GBAtemp's Official frill-necked lizard.

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    No need for specialized tools if you're just taking out the HDD. Just a Phillip's head.
     
  5. Rokku
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    Rokku GBAtemp Fan

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    That's good to know, given Nintendo's love of tri-wings.

    Now I just need to start looking for drives.
     
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