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Does anyone know whether there is an upper limit to the size of a HDD in a PS3 fat? I'm not going to put anything crazy big in it, but I was thinking maybe half a terabyte. I read one site that claimed that the max size is 320 Gb -- surely false, yes? I also read that the HDD must spin at at least 5400 RPM (I'm looking at 7200 RPM) and that the filesystem should be FAT32. Anything else I should know before I embark on this endavour? I appreciate your advice!
I remember reading people putting 640GB Hard Drives in there PS3's. As far as the filesystem, the PS3 will format it when you put it in for the first time.
Adam T is right about the screws, use a bigger screwdriver than you'll think you need.
yeah had to use needle nose pliers to grab the outside edge and twist it lol
Same thing happened to me, lol. I think I have a new screw in there now.
Gonna add on another warning to be careful regarding the screws and such. There is actually a design flaw in the PS3 models regarding this so if you find them too hard to get out phone up sony and request a new HDD Shell to put your new on inside. It'll take a while to arrive but it's better then damaging anything.
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