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hi, I have a full 1 year membership on playstation plus.i just wanted to know if a ssd hard drive will make a bigger difference over a mechanical drive as far as playing downloaded games.i have the ps3 slim with 120 gb hard drive and it is almost full.i want to install a 512gb ssd or 1 tb samsung m8(if ssd doesnt work for me).thanks in advance for your help
post #2 of 14
PS3 doesn't support trim, but the overall speed increase is awesome.

If you want, go for it
post #3 of 14
Depends on the game.
http://www.overclockers.com/ps3-hard-drive-roundup-5400-3-scorpio-black-x25-m-g2/

Either way, it's not a huge difference in games. However install times are a lot better.
Edited by doomlord52 - 3/5/13 at 6:15pm
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thanks alot guys.i will stick with the 1 tb mechanical drive.
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good luck
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Some PS3 games uses texture streaming, that's where you'll see the most improvement. I have really bad pop-in when I was using the stock 80gb hdd when playing Assassin's Creed 3. I upgraded the drive to a Seagate Momentus XT 500gb hybrid, it really seem to have reduced the pop-in.

Here's someone testing Rage on PS3 with SSD.
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so would a seagate hybrid drive make more of an improvement than a standard ssd?
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No, a standard SSD is the best choice in terms of speed, but when I bought the Seagate hybrid, SSD prices were still around $1/gb, it was too expensive to buy a 240gb SSD, so I bought a 500GB Momentus XT instead. My rationale behind that is that most game would have less than 4GB of data per area/map, so once the map loaded, the data would be in the 4GB NAND, that would help reduce texture pop-in for games that uses streaming texture.
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very informative .thank you.i have the original 120 gb in it now which is almost full do to playstation plus lol.i was looking at the samsung spinpoint 1 tb drive.i wish ssds' would come down a little more fo the 500 gb versions at least.
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