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PS3 Slim from 09 died? Which one should I buy now?

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The Hard Drive is screwed, but I replaced it with a different HDD and it wa telling me to install the OS (or something) It was an old 120gb one. I heard the newer ones are built better, should I get a 160gb, 250gb or 320gb one?
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How much of the 120GB did you use? I think 160 would be fine, especially since you're only paying for hard drive space after that, and it's kind of overpriced. If you really want to expand, there are cheap 2.5" 500GB drives on newegg.

edit: on 2nd thought, the 320GB PS3s aren't so ridiculously overpriced.
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I actually put a 500gb into the PS3, but it caused problems, I know this sounds wierd but I want a new PS3, I don't think mine is doing too well lately (stuttering in games and such). Plus don't the new 320gb ones use less power and run a lot cooler?
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I actually put a 500gb into the PS3, but it caused problems, I know this sounds wierd but I want a new PS3, I don't think mine is doing too well lately (stuttering in games and such). Plus don't the new 320gb ones use less power and run a lot cooler?

There are two versions of the 120GB and 250GB.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PlayStation_3_hardware#Configurations

If you never maxed out your 120GB, go with the 160GB. You can always upgrade to a 320GB hard drive, which would be cheaper than going for the 320GB PS3, and you end up with 2 hard drives.
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post #5 of 10
How about a 1tb HDD?

http://www.techspot.com/news/44170-samsung-unveils-two-platter-1tb-hard-drive-for-notebooks.html

It hasn't been confirmed that it will fit in a PS3, but if it does, it would be a nice upgrade.

If not, they have a 750 and 500. If you aren't into games, then 320gb is good.

I personally have 4 friends with a 320gb in their PS3s, smooth sailing according to them.
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post #7 of 10
If you want the coolest running PS3 you'd want the 45nm CPU and 45nm GPU version. According to Wiki, they started producing that on April 2010 (model CECH-2100A). So all the new PS3 Slim on the market now should be 45nm CPU/GPU.
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Shouldnt you still have warranty?
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post #9 of 10
I don't get why you bought a new one when it was only the HDD that stopped working.
 
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post #10 of 10
Current Slim PS3's are 45nm for CPU and 40nm for the GPU, whereas first Slims were 45nm CPU but 65nm GPU.. which means the latest model consumes less energy and should run cooler smile.gif

http://www.techtree.com/India/News/PS3_Slim_Console_Refreshed_with_40nm_GPU/551-110819-585.html
Edited by PhRe4k - 6/16/11 at 7:18am
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