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Yea I have the 40Gb and just checked and I have an HDMI port and Im running on wireless now so it has both. Only thing it lacks is 2 usb ports instead of 4 and backwards compatibility.
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I just looked on Newegg, unless the pictures are wrong, the 40GB has HDMI.
    
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The ONLY differences are backwards compatibility (non-issue since you have a PS2, which play AND look better), two extra USB ports, a card reader, and the extra space on the HDD. As stated before, the HDD is an easy upgrade. Everything else is an easy upgrade, too. If you need a card reader, get a USB reader. If you need more USB ports, get a USB hub, simple as that. The only other difference is the backwards compatibility, which like I said is a non-issue if you have a PS2. Won't look any different, and actually the 80GB uses software emulation versus the 60GB which uses actual PS2 hardware, so if you're going to get anything other than the 40GB then get the 60GB (again NOT SUGGESTED, WASTE OF MONEY, just get the damn 40GB). Software emulation is only good for about 80-85% of games, whereas the 60GB is good for about 95% of games, still not 100%.
     
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I'd say go for the 40gb version. I bought mine for about $100 less than retail on ebay and the only difference was that it was an open box one that had been returned to the store shortly after original purchase. Through that seller, one could also purchase a nice warranty service for about $30. So in the end, potentially save yourself $70 and have a practically brand new system with a warranty and money to spend on a game.

I haven't bought anything retail with my PS3 and have about 7 games already. I've saved so much money going through ebay and buying used items. I think it's the best method for this generation because used games can be bought second hand for at least $20 cheaper than retail. This has worked for me so far, but buying a brand new system is always fun too.

I personally wouldn't even consider trying to find a 60gb or 80gb at this point.
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Originally Posted by c00lkatz View Post
The ONLY differences are backwards compatibility (non-issue since you have a PS2, which play AND look better)
If you don't care about backwards compatibility, then go for the 40GB. Although I didn't have one game that didn't work with my 80gb so far (and I didn't see any PS2 game that looked worse on my PS3). The only reason I would rather play PS2/PSX (All PS3s can play PSX games so that doesn't matter) games on my PS3 is that unlimited space for memory cards, and the ability to just download saves from Gamefaqs and transfer them to the PS3.

As for the card readers, that isn't anything special (for me at least), since I tend to just throw a usb stick in if I need to transfer anything over.

Then again, I ended up getting a really nice deal on my 80GB so that did make the decision easier for me (Can't argue with a 80GB for under $250) .
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So, are the PS3 HDDs Sata 3.0 or what? I'm thinking about a 7200RPM Notebook drive as an upgrade, like a 160GB or something like that.
    
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So, are the PS3 HDDs Sata 3.0 or what? I'm thinking about a 7200RPM Notebook drive as an upgrade, like a 160GB or something like that.
More on PS3 Hard Drives:
  • All stock hard drives are 5400RPM 2.5" (laptop) SATA HDD's.
  • You can upgrade to higher capacity drives, either 5400 or 7200RPM.
  • See this feature on gamerpro.com for more information on speeds.
  • See Transonic's thread on How To: PS3 HDD Swap.
  • See OmegaNemesis28's thread on game installation sizes for popular PS3 games.

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If you plan to upgrade the HDD, do not get the 7200RPM. The 7200 is a waste of money because if offers almost close to nothing of performance gain in the PS3, which uses Sata I. Here are the benches for 5400 vs. 7200 in the PS3: http://www.gamepro.com/sony/ps3/game...s/138288.shtml
Save yourself some money and get the 5400RPM.
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