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713832281
02-07-2010, 11:48 PM
anyone done this? i did mine today, went from 80 gb to 250 gb...simple swap. Only 5 screws. :biggthump

M Deezy
02-08-2010, 12:08 AM
havnt but been thinkin bout it. what all do u have to do? as far as installing of os?? i know swapping will be easy what did u do afterwards.

713832281
02-08-2010, 12:20 AM
i just did a system backup, then unplugged it from wall, took off small cover on the side, took off one blue screw, took out hard drive, take out 4 screws holding old hdd in cover, put new one in, put it back in ps3, then turn it back on, ps3 will format it and then restored my data. literally took like 10 minutes. i used this video as a guide. i bought the new hdd at bestbuy for 69.99.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NNSytaL9hnI

havnt but been thinkin bout it. what all do u have to do? as far as installing of os?? i know swapping will be easy what did u do afterwards.

Ryn0
02-08-2010, 11:55 AM
I hate that unless you back it up onto another playstation HDD you lose your saves, and if you plug in a new hard drive it reformats it.

Annoying as hell.

713832281
02-08-2010, 12:12 PM
well it doesnt have to be backed up onto a ps3 hdd, i backed mine up onto a sandisk microsd card.

- v e t -
02-08-2010, 12:13 PM
i did mine about a year ago... a 320 gig Samsung (same model they put in the original 60 gig)

but the HDD **** the bed and im back to the 80

Left2body
02-08-2010, 12:17 PM
I hate that unless you back it up onto another playstation HDD you lose your saves, and if you plug in a new hard drive it reformats it.

Annoying as hell.

Yeah, depends on how much you have or want to save. If it is at or below 16GB there are some thumb drives that can handle that. I had a about 40-50GB of stuff when I upgraded so I used an external HDD that I connected to the PS3 via USB.

It took a little while to save all the stuff but the actual swapping out of the HDD literally took 5min. It took another 30min to restore all of my stuff.

BTW I upgraded to 750gb. I have a lot of boxing and MMA fights on there. I DL on my PC and transfer to a thumb drive then to my and my bro's PS3. Watched UFC 109 as a prelim to the Super Bowl yesterday.

713832281
02-08-2010, 12:26 PM
damn 750gb? awesome, do you know if there is a limit on how high you can go?



Yeah, depends on how much you have or want to save. If it is at or below 16GB there are some thumb drives that can handle that. I had a about 40-50GB of stuff when I upgraded so I used an external HDD that I connected to the PS3 via USB.

It took a little while to save all the stuff but the actual swapping out of the HDD literally took 5min. It took another 30min to restore all of my stuff.

BTW I upgraded to 750gb. I have a lot of boxing and MMA fights on there. I DL on my PC and transfer to a thumb drive then to my and my bro's PS3. Watched UFC 109 as a prelim to the Super Bowl yesterday.

Left2body
02-08-2010, 03:37 PM
damn 750gb? awesome, do you know if there is a limit on how high you can go?

I its only limited to by the size of the new laptop 2.5" HDD's. Although rpm upgrades from my understanding add little to nothing.

You can easily find a 320GB for around $50 and if your patient and keep your eyes open for sales you can get very nice deals. I believe I payed about $80 for my 750gb hard drive.

Ryn0
02-08-2010, 04:41 PM
well it doesnt have to be backed up onto a ps3 hdd, i backed mine up onto a sandisk microsd card.
how big was your card, I have over 60gbs worth of stuff on my PS3 not including game data.

713832281
02-08-2010, 05:40 PM
wow i didnt have that much data. you could pick up a external hdd and format it to fat32 so the ps3 can read it. then back up your data on that.

Sox8055
02-08-2010, 07:51 PM
wow, that *****s nice.

I personally have tought about that, but then I thought, nah, Ill just erase ***** that I dont use anymore...:)

Besides 2TB's of a hard drive in my desk should be a challenge to fill...

M Deezy
02-09-2010, 01:00 AM
I its only limited to by the size of the new laptop 2.5" HDD's. Although rpm upgrades from my understanding add little to nothing.

You can easily find a 320GB for around $50 and if your patient and keep your eyes open for sales you can get very nice deals. I believe I payed about $80 for my 750gb hard drive.

damn, nice i might just do that