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Super Slim HDD without bracket possible?

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I've got the new super slim, but I don't have a bracket atm and I REALLY need to install something. Can I put the 2,5" hdd in the ps3 without a bracket? Using something else to hold it together? Or is that bad for the console?
post #2 of 7
I wouldnt advise it, as the bracket lines up the hdd with the sata and power ports. You risk damaging those if the hdd isnt lined up or supported correctly.
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Originally Posted by vwgti View Post

I wouldnt advise it, as the bracket lines up the hdd with the sata and power ports. You risk damaging those if the hdd isnt lined up or supported correctly.

Can't I use anything else to line it up?
post #4 of 7
Is this for a slim ps3 or fat?
For the fat I know you can slide the HDD in sideways and use paper to hold it in place. Be warned that it can get quite toasty in there.
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Why don't you have the bracket?
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Ok, got the bracket

Will the PS3 ask to copy saves form the flash memory if you upgrade to HDD? Or will it wipe everything off the 12gb flash and you have to copy it to usb first?
post #7 of 7
saw this.

hdd brackets dont come with the 12gb version - it's practically impossible to get hdd into the superslim socket without bracket - best advice is to use bracket and install hdd via safe mode,
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