|The PS3 system can be upgraded with a new hard drive quite easily.
Just buy the largest 2.5in SATA hard drive you can get.
- Pop out the hard drive bay....and install the new HD.
- Boot-up the system and it will ask if you want to format the HD.
- Format the HD and you're up.
My friend just bought a 250GB HD from Fry's Electronics (with a sale price of $114.99 over the regular price of $139.99).
Here's how it goes on his 40GB PS3 system.
The new 250GB drive:
Pop up the HD cover (using just finger nail is enough):
The HD tray now visible with the built-in latch to hold on:
- REMOVE the blue screw to slide out the drive tray
Pop up the wire latch and SLIDE it toward the OPEN space in the slot:
Take out the whole drive tray once slid out:
The whole OEM drive and tray (40GB):
The empty HD tray. Swap out the old drive with the new drive, pop it in and you're good to go:
**Note: After format, the system seems to have used up some space for internal contents of some sort. We found out that it displays of 205GB/232GB total space.
I think this is quite a good deal consider the significant drive space for just $114.99 on top of the 40GB system's price. Much more worth it than the 80GB PS3 system!
Last Edit: Mar 03, 2008 1:09am - by Atom8 |