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A timely model refresh in order to boost holiday/Q4 sales and to compete with any new console tech.

The future PS4/3.5 is going to be an utter failure.
Completely disagree.

It's impossible with current tech to go backwards and atm, just like with Fermi, no current game has actually challenged the console to the furthest extent.

I suggest you do your research before blabbing off such innacuracies.
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Not even slightly.
Your comment says otherwise! I guess I'll chalk that up to ignorance.
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Yay... not really...

If only they put in PS2 compatibility. If they did, I would grab this PS3 model asap. As it stands though, my PS3 already has a 500GB hard drive in it and having a 30W drop in power consumption doesn't exactly justify an upgrade for me.
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Yay... not really...

If only they put in PS2 compatibility. If they did, I would grab this PS3 model asap. As it stands though, my PS3 already has a 500GB hard drive in it and having a 30W drop in power consumption doesn't exactly justify an upgrade for me.
They mention they're going to implement PS2 compatibility.
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http://community.us.playstation.com/...art=0&tstart=0

For a PS3, they dont, it would be a epic waste of money.
Partner, what are you even jawin' 'bout? If you had actually read the thread, you can clearly see that the actual thread that you linked to favors using SSDs in the PS3. In case you didn't read, I have conveniently quoted the original post just for you:

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Originally Posted by Hotpocketdeath
Here we are folks, an update to my original comparison.



5400rpm vs 7200rpm



I now have a lovely OCZ Vertex SSD 60GB to play with in my PS3. Also, I have changed over to the newer PS3 Slim for this test.



I will not be doing a temperature comparison for this test. We all should know the answer to that one. I will also only be using a stock 5400rpm drive against the SSD for practical reasons. So no results from my 7200rpm drive are included this round.



Although I am not the first this time around, there are two notable HDD vs SSD comparisons already. The first one from Extreme Tech. Very well done as a whole. They used test that actually used the drive. However, then we have this one from The Escapist which was poorly done by a couple of amatures. They only test load times from the BD drive and install times, again from the BD drive. This only shows the limits of the BD drive and NOT the SSD.



For my results, I will have a side by side comparison video for you to actually see how I got the results for yourself. They are h.264 within mp4 container and are playable by the PS3.



Now on to my results.

Boot Times - Video



HDD - 10.2 seconds

SSD - 9.6 seconds

5% faster load time



Not much of an increase on this one. I was kind of expecting more since the firmware is now kept on the drive for the Slims. Sony seems to have a done a good job optimising it for fast startup.

Demo Installation - Video

Batman demo used



HDD - 129.6 seconds

SSD - 99 seconds

24% faster times



This is quite a bit of improvement. Definitly a heavier improvement then what my old 7200rpm drive could do.

GT5 loading - Startup Video, Track Loading Video



Startup

HDD - 25.9 seconds

SSD - 22.9 seconds

10% decrease in load times



Track Load

HDD - 14.1 seconds

SSD - 11.6 seconds

18% decrease in load times



Not bad. Definitly seeing some better times then on the 7200rpm drive.

Wipeout HD - Startup Video, Track 1 Load Video, Track 2 Load Video



Startup

HDD - 44.1 seconds

SSD - 24 seconds

45% faster startup (Impressive).



Track 1

HDD - 14.2 seconds

SSD - 9.9 seconds

30% faster load



Track 2

HDD - 13.3 seconds

SSD - 8.8 seconds

33% decrease in load times



This was the most impressive of my tests this round. Being a game that is kept 100% on the PS3 makes it an ideal for testing the HDD and it certainly benefits from a faster drive.

Conclusion

A lot of people are going to say it's not worth it to pay the price for an SSD drive for the results, but that is not the point of this comparison. My objective is to show the kinds of performance increases you can expect to see. Whether or not you want to do this is entirely your choice.



I must say though that the results from using a good performing SSD are certainly better then a 7200rpm drive. I think I will keep this drive in my PS3 permanently.



Another thing to note about the OCZ Vertex is they have whats called GC (Garbage Collection). This is a feature on the drive itself that allows it to clean itself up so that you don't get the performance drop that you normally see on SSD's without Trim. While the drive idles, it get's cleaned up on it's own.





Thank you for taking the time to read this and I hope it has enlightened some of you all.



Also, other things seem to be a little zippier. Like going into XMB from within a game seems to be a tad quicker.
Sorry, partner, you just got owned by your local STG (and yourself).
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post #86 of 105
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Partner, what are you even jawin' 'bout? If you had actually read the thread, you can clearly see that the actual thread that you linked to favors using SSDs in the PS3. In case you didn't read, I have conveniently quoted the original post just for you:



Sorry, partner, you just got owned by your local STG (and yourself).
If saving 2 or 3 seconds can justify paying up to hundreds for minimal storage space (unless the entire game is on the hard drive) by all means, pay more for the storage then you did for the console. If SSDs were cheaper, this MIGHT be a viable option. This would be totally WORTHLESS for multiplayer games since you have to wait anyway for a certain amount of people to join the game before it starts anyway.

The only way this could give you a huge time difference as seen on the game Wipeout HD int he above post, is if the entire game is on the SSD itself, besides that tho you will save only a measly few seconds.
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If saving 2 or 3 seconds
Whoa, partner, whoa!

I gotta stop you right there. It's a cryin' shame that you are not reading the thread that you posted. Partner, if you actually had read it, you would have seen that the OP was saving much much more than your quoted, "2 or 3 seconds". Way to pull those random low numbers out your John Brown hind parts.

Now, will you please read that thread that you posted? I quoted it just for you.
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At this rate I don't think PS4 will even get released.
They've been rambling on and on about how it takes atleast 5 years to see any profit out of consoles, and yet consoles remain the most profitable source for game developers.
Wuts goin on here :S
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