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Oh yeah I remember that article Vostro. Basically, the HDD is coded just the same way as old Playstation 1 games: They will not load faster on a drive with a faster reading speed (PS2 for exemple) simply because they are coded to take a specific amount of time.

Everything has to work with the original hard drives included in the PS3 so I assume everything is optimized for 5400rpm HDDs. Just suggesting something here; I'm not a pro in HDDs...
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I was thinking about this earlier today and decided not to pull the trigger on a 160gb hdd to upgrade my 40gb. I'm in the same situation as Hellisforheroes as I stream everything and don't need to put anything on the PS3's hdd at this time.

I'm going to keep mine stock for as long as I can or until I have good reason to upgrade. And the prices of hard drives are probably going to be the same if not slightly lower when you decide to upgrade.
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Yea, If you do want to upgrade the HDD in your PS3 I would just stick with a 5400rpm drive. As you can see from my previous post, there is not enough performance increase to justify the extra money.
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a heat test would be just as important. since it doesnt officially support 7200rpm HDD's it'd be smart to see if it were giving off any unwanted heat.
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