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So, what’s up with that PS3 removable hard drive, anyway? Some details are finally emerging.

According to this PS3 HDD thread, when you remove the HDD and put a new one in, it’ll be formatted automatically. Also, any SATA hard drive will do, so you can pick your own capacity. A good time to do this is when you first get your PS3, because I don’t imagine copying data between PS3 HDD’s will be very easy.

Here’s the pic we all want to see, but for more, follow the links below.


PlayStation 3 Photo Gallery

[Edit: it might even be the case that replacing the PS3’s HDD does not void your warranty]

  • Maybe you could transfer the files from the HD to a USB HD and then transfer them back to the new hard drive?

  • Børten

    Found this at Gamespot :

    ..”The 60GB PS3 will be more useful than the 20GB version if you wish to take advantage of the system’s media functionality, but Sony has stated that upgrading the hard disk will be as simple as dropping a larger capacity 2.5″ SATA notebook hard drive into the system…

    So I guess that a 750GB PS3 is possible 😉
    (..And nessesary if PsStore will sell HD-movies..)

  • There are 750GB SATA HDD’s?

  • I see that I might be doing what I did with my psp, deal with the storage it comes with, until I see an amazing deal somewhere. I used my standard 32mb memory stick for about 4 days, until i found a great deal on a 2gb card (only 39 bucks). So im sure to do the same for my ps3.

  • Emil

    I’m affraid that cheating will be rampant for PS3. Why? I don’t really know… may be because of an easy access to the game files… Linux… scripts in web browser.

  • Børten

    Henning :
    I wouldn’t know, I just read the link you put up ..
    “Imagine, a PS3 with a 750GB hard drive. English translations would be really helpful so we can know for sure if a beautiful monstrosity like a 750GB PS3 is truly possible.”..

  • Børten

    Is this what we need:

    Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 750GB SATA2 16MB 7200RPM?

    (Found it at

  • Maybe.

    Is SATA compatible with SATA2? I wouldn’t think so, but I don’t know for sure.

  • Børten

    Well.. I’m no hdd-wizz, so I leave those kind of questions to the more enlighten ones 🙂

    Guess we’ll find out before march 😉