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So, I made the mistake of using a high powered vacuum in my home theater room(8 discrete amps,etc) and toasted the circuit. It fried my PS3 hard drive and I'm contemplating replacing it with an SSD. What's your thoughts from those of you that have done this? Was it worth the cost or not that noticeable? If it matters at all, I have an old PS3 fat version.
Edited by sccr64472 - 10/19/11 at 5:00pm
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Writing performance is almost the same as an SSD. It shines in reads though so I guess it would be an upgrade.
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Originally Posted by uncholowapo;15303812 
Writing performance is almost the same as an SSD. It shines in reads though so I guess it would be an upgrade.

Edit - Downloading is an anomaly; look at the install time:

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I only see that performance if you put the games on the ssd it self instead of reading from a disk...thats where it would feel strongest...but
go for it you will prob enjoy the faster speeds biggrin.gif specially of reading as the others have stated..
Depends also on what size you want for it...
this could work out pretty well
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820227738

but you could prob find cheaper on ebay (and higher GB) but older models...
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Originally Posted by odin2free;15321302 
I only see that performance if you put the games on the ssd it self instead of reading from a disk...thats where it would feel strongest...but
go for it you will prob enjoy the faster speeds biggrin.gif specially of reading as the others have stated..
Depends also on what size you want for it...
this could work out pretty well
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820227738

but you could prob find cheaper on ebay (and higher GB) but older models...

Thanks, but I jumped on Friday's Shellshocker for the Crucial M4. It should be here Monday. Not bad for $75! yessir.gif
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All data in this thread about GT5 is invalid now. After the last update, Spec 2.0, loading times have increased dramatically. No point getting an SSD for GT5 now. But for the rest, yeah, it's worth it.
    
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I'm guessing SATA2 and SATA3 is irrelevant in this case right?
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Yes.
    
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A PS3 isn't running SSDs in AHCI, so naturally performance might be a tad hindered.
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