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Old 23-06-2013, 22:54
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I've just been told that having a 1TB hard drive in my PS3 slim will overload the CPU and kill my PS3?

Is this a risk?
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Old 23-06-2013, 23:02
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I've just been told that having a 1TB hard drive in my PS3 slim will overload the CPU and kill my PS3?

Is this a risk?
Who the hell told you that? Because they are talking rubbish!
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Old 23-06-2013, 23:10
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I've just been told that having a 1TB hard drive in my PS3 slim will overload the CPU and kill my PS3?

Is this a risk?
Who the hell told you that?

It will be fine.
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Old 23-06-2013, 23:17
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They're talking pish
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Old 23-06-2013, 23:37
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Thought so lol they just jealous!
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Old 23-06-2013, 23:41
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The ONLY damage large hard drives have caused to a PS3 is from the recent pulled patch which glitched out the XMB not allowing it to load, apparently a problem affecting hard drives larger than 500GB, but Sony have fixed it and will be doing a new patch soon.
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Old 24-06-2013, 07:34
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Old 24-06-2013, 09:13
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I wonder if when they appear, the ps3 can handle a 1.5+ bt drive? Is 1tb the max - think I read its the biggest it can support...
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Old 24-06-2013, 09:29
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I bet if you dropped one from a great height it wouldn't do the PS3 any good.

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Old 24-06-2013, 12:28
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I wonder if when they appear, the ps3 can handle a 1.5+ bt drive? Is 1tb the max - think I read its the biggest it can support...
I don't see why not but I don't think 2.5" 9mm drives exist with capacities higher than 1TB.
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Old 24-06-2013, 13:56
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I've heard that before too, years ago. Always assumed it was bull
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Old 24-06-2013, 18:10
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The only way I could think they could damage it, is if they generate more heat, but I don't think they do.
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Old 24-06-2013, 18:16
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The only way I could think they could damage it, is if they generate more heat, but I don't think they do.
They don't, in fact a modern 1TB drive will generate less heat than an old 60GB drive.
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Old 25-06-2013, 16:23
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1TB hard drive will be fine. I was gonna upgrade my PS3 to 1TB but then decided to hang on and I'll upgrade the PS4 hard drive to 1TB instead once that's out.
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Old 25-06-2013, 16:28
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I don't see why not but I don't think 2.5" 9mm drives exist with capacities higher than 1TB.
You can get 3TB. Only 250 lol

ETA - Although PS3 only support 1TB as far as I know (some people claim 1.5 so I Might be wrong there)
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Old 25-06-2013, 17:12
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You can get 3TB. Only 250 lol

ETA - Although PS3 only support 1TB as far as I know (some people claim 1.5 so I Might be wrong there)
Really? do you have a link to these 3TB 2.5" 9mm drives?

I wouldn't have paid that anyway mind you but i am curious as i couldnt find any over 1TB that was PS3 compatible.
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Old 25-06-2013, 17:13
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1TB hard drive will be fine. I was gonna upgrade my PS3 to 1TB but then decided to hang on and I'll upgrade the PS4 hard drive to 1TB instead once that's out.
I'm probably gonna go with a SSD for the PS4 assuming it has a SATA3 controller.
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Old 25-06-2013, 17:15
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Has it been confirmed what time of HDD will be with the PS4? I'll upgrade it to the biggest possible
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Old 25-06-2013, 17:29
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Has it been confirmed what time of HDD will be with the PS4? I'll upgrade it to the biggest possible
Only a rather puny 500GB standard HDD unfortunately, the one aspect of the PS4 spec I'm not all that impressed with.

They could have at least offered a 1TB option for those that want it, or used a hybrid SSD/HDD to offer better access times, with the performance of the other parts, I could see a bog standard mechanical HDD being a bit of a bottleneck in a PS4, though I guess only time will tell....
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Old 25-06-2013, 17:42
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Only a rather puny 500GB standard HDD unfortunately, the one aspect of the PS4 spec I'm not all that impressed with.

They could have at least offered a 1TB option for those that want it, or used a hybrid SSD/HDD to offer better access times, with the performance of the other parts, I could see a bog standard mechanical HDD being a bit of a bottleneck in a PS4, though I guess only time will tell....
Atleast the HDD in the PS4 is user upgradable unlike the competition, I would rather they sold a cheaper PS4 with no HDD (or 12GB flash like the PS3) and I would just buy my own.

As long as the PS4 has SATA3 and not SATA1 like the PS3 then SSDs will work great.
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Old 25-06-2013, 17:42
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Really? do you have a link to these 3TB 2.5" 9mm drives?

I wouldn't have paid that anyway mind you but i am curious as i couldnt find any over 1TB that was PS3 compatible.
I've just checked and the 3Tb disk was actually a 3.5 although advertised as a 2.5
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Old 25-06-2013, 18:24
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I would rather they sold a cheaper PS4 with no HDD (or 12GB flash like the PS3) and I would just buy my own.
Yeah, this is a good idea too, I would too rather get one without any HDD and fit a nice new 1TB hybrid HDD/SSD but the current one size fits all pricing model means you can only buy one with a middling sized HDD, which you just know is gonna fill up once the system has a decent library of games.

That said, probably won't be an issue for the first 2-3 years as if it's anything like the PS3 it will need a few years to build a decent games library and casual users will probably never need any more anyway. Plus by then maybe 2.5" drives will have got past the 1TB they seem to have been stuck at for years.
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Old 26-06-2013, 05:20
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Yeah, this is a good idea too, I would too rather get one without any HDD and fit a nice new 1TB hybrid HDD/SSD but the current one size fits all pricing model means you can only buy one with a middling sized HDD, which you just know is gonna fill up once the system has a decent library of games.
Sony can't sell a PS4 without a HDD as all games have to be installed.

People who "dont know how the PS4 works" would buy a console that they cannot use without a mandatory accessory.
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Old 26-06-2013, 08:23
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I must have missed the annoucement where it says you can upgrade the PS4 hard drive of your own will?
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Old 26-06-2013, 10:24
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I must have missed the annoucement where it says you can upgrade the PS4 hard drive of your own will?
http://www.computerandvideogames.com...hida-confirms/
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