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This thing says a 60GB HDD runs at $54.... You can get a 160GB drive for $40 at newegg.com, I am sure Sony can get them cheaper.
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post #32 of 36
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Originally Posted by pauldovi View Post
This thing says a 60GB HDD runs at $54.... You can get a 160GB drive for $40 at newegg.com, I am sure Sony can get them cheaper.
People people, Sony uses 2.5" laptop SATA drive. They do not use 3.5" IDE/SATA desktop drives.
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isn't Sony losing more than just 200$ per ps3, I mean when they sell them to distributors or retailers they sell them for less than the retail price.
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Originally Posted by highwhey View Post
isn't Sony losing more than just 200$ per ps3, I mean when they sell them to distributors or retailers they sell them for less than the retail price.
Yes, I was just going to say that. Most places are likely to buy them from Sony for $250-300.
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People people, Sony uses 2.5" laptop SATA drive. They do not use 3.5" IDE/SATA desktop drives.
Doesn't matter. 60GB 2.5" drives are not that expensive when sony is buying millions from WDD. Remember, these are the same HDDs that they use in a lot of notebooks, they buy these things in bulk.
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Come back to me when the IDE drive works in a PS3.



The Xenon is like 3 3.2GHz Pentium 1 cores. No OOE, small cache, etc. Totally useless. Rough to code for. Cell BE is basically a 3.2GHz G5 w/o Altivec and 7 totally useless Pentium 1 cores, if not worse. Technically speaking, the easiest console to code for is the Nintendo Wii.



It's not free because of the EDRAM, that just alliviates bandwidth issues. The Xenos is basically an R600. Very good at AA and shader stuff.
First...isn't it Xenos? I read that recent X360/PS3 article too....I was just comparing rough performance, since someone was making comparisons above.
     
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