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Well, I just watched this video that swears I'm wasting me money entirely. thinking.gif Has anyone else seen this?
http://www.escapistmagazine.com/videos/view/the-escapist-show/861-Episode-40-Putting-a-SSD-in-a-PS3
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That's disappointing frown.gif
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post #13 of 37
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Originally Posted by brackberry;15341446 
That's disappointing frown.gif

Well, if nothing else I can get you guys some real feedback when mine arrives. I won't have anything to compare it to as far as using a stopwatch, but I've played some of my games enough to tell if there's an improvement. Oh well, if worst comes to worst, at least it'll be silent and generate less heat smile.gif
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Lol, heat has nothing to do with the PS3 overheating you know... It's the power supply.
    
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Originally Posted by /Ben;15341478 
Lol, heat has nothing to do with the PS3 overheating you know... It's the power supply.

It'll still help and it'll consume less power smile.gif It should be here today, so we'll get to the bottom of this!
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Originally Posted by sccr64472;15341337 
Well, I just watched this video that swears I'm wasting me money entirely. thinking.gif Has anyone else seen this?

I did a bunch of research before I upgraded the HD on my ps3. Every where I read basically said there was no point in using an ssd because the Blu-ray drive was the limiting factor. A 7200rpm drive seems to be the best price/performance ratio, so I went with a WD Black 500gig for $60 a year ago.
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Originally Posted by sccr64472;15341486 
It'll still help and it'll consume less power smile.gif It should be here today, so we'll get to the bottom of this!

True that. Alot less?
    
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Originally Posted by /Ben;15340095 
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.

Wow so it's not just me! I thought it was supposed to speed up the game, now it's so much slower than it was before.

Back on topic, from what I've seen with my friends yeah you can see the difference...although it varies with the games but generally speaking installation and loading times were amazing, at least to me.
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post #19 of 37
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Originally Posted by Dman;15341519 
I did a bunch of research before I upgraded the HD on my ps3. Every where I read basically said there was no point in using an ssd because the Blu-ray drive was the limiting factor. A 7200rpm drive seems to be the best price/performance ratio, so I went with a WD Black 500gig for $60 a year ago.

I only paid $75 for the SSD, so at least I won't feel ripped off tongue.gif I can always rip it out and put it into Comp2 and replace it with a big 7200 rpmer or something. Who knows, maybe it'll work better now that we've had 10 million patches since that review thinking.gif At least we'll know for sure shortly because I won't sugar coat the results lachen.gif If it's a total waste, I'll be the first to admit it!
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I like to think my SSD made my PS3 faster,i know it definitely helps out in streaming/loading in PS HOME.
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