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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822148527

I understand a ps3 hdd

is 2.5"
5400 rpm
serial ata (sata)
9.5mm in height

Im not sure if this is a 9.5mm drive can anyone confirm this I searched and no luck
post #2 of 12
I'm pretty sure it will fit. I put the hdd from an old laptop into my ps3. Do you plan on storing a lot of media on your ps3? 640GB is a huge console drive.
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I have over 70 ps3 games and like 35 i bought from the playstation store so yes
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Usually the only drives that are above 9.5mm are 750GB (A few) and more commonly the 1TB drives (12.5mm). 99.99% of 640 drives should be good to go.
 
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By the way, if you put a 7200rpm or more into the PS3 will load times be quicker? And can you put an SSD in an enclosure in to give amazing load times? (this is on PSN games by the way).
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I don't think they make drives faster than 7200RPM in the 2.5" format, and if they do they are probably extremely expensive and impractical.

SSDs work fine in the PS3. Same form factor means no enclosure is needed. Early tests said there was no benefit to SSDs in the Playstation, but recent reevaluations show that SSDs do increase performance on games with data saved to the SSD (PSN games, games w/ installs like GT5, etc).
 
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I don't think they make drives faster than 7200RPM in the 2.5" format, and if they do they are probably extremely expensive and impractical.

SSDs work fine in the PS3. Same form factor means no enclosure is needed. Early tests said there was no benefit to SSDs in the Playstation, but recent reevaluations show that SSDs do increase performance on games with data saved to the SSD (PSN games, games w/ installs like GT5, etc).
we have the same processor and mobo
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what about this drive 10k rpm 450GB $250
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822136556
    
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reason for no 7200rpm is heat from what i gather... 10k rpm cannot be good!
    
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I used this, it worked perfect.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822148374
 
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