Saturday, September 5, 2009

PS3 Hard Drive Upgrade : Choosing the drive

I've been a happy PS3 owner for over a year now, A good friend sold it to me for a price I could not refuse and I haven't gone back to Microsoft ever since ( the 360 has been relagated as my 2 year daughter's media player ).

The only concern I had was that this Ps3 had a 40Gb hard drive and I eventually would have to upgrade it... and that time is now!

After carefully researching what hard drive to buy ( cnet, user reviews, forums, etc ) I decided to go with the Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD5000BEVT 500GB 5400 RPM 8MB Cache 2.5" SATA 3.0Gb/s Internal Notebook Hard Drive ( available on for a messily $89.00 w/ free shipping.) a lot of PS3 owners had made the switch and recommended this drive online.

So tonight I'll back up my current drive ( I'll let you know how that turns out ) and we'll see if it works for me or if I just fuck my whole system up ( I've been know to do that from time to time )

Cross your finger and wish me luck.


  1. Luck. You forgot to mention that Weaknees has kits and will also do the switch for you if you can spare the green and lost PS3 time.

  2. When I see you've not been online in 28 days I'll know what's up...