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I want to do this mod to use an 3.5in 1TB hdd for my PS3.


The guy in the video just extended the SATA but used an external power supply for the hdd. I'm wondering if I can use an adapter like this so it uses the PS3's power.

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Looks like it might work.
 
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2.5" drives have much less power consumption, and it's common for a 2.5" drive to run on only 10% of what a 3.5" drive requires, so you have to take that in consideration.
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Thans for the replies. Looks like DraganUS's concern is right. I looked up the power consumption for the drives, a WD 2.5in Black uses 1.75w, the WD 3.5in Green uses 5.4w, so I guess I should use an ext psu.
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Thans for the replies. Looks like DraganUS's concern is right. I looked up the power consumption for the drives, a WD 2.5in Black uses 1.75w, the WD 3.5in Green uses 5.4w, so I guess I should use an ext psu.
really think that sony limited the power to the sata cable that much?
    
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I don't know, but I dont want to risk killing my PS3.
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Ok I've read people changing their hard drives with newer, bigger 2.5 drives. Also people using USB drives that were externally powered. So what I want to do is this, use a 3.5 external as the primary drive, basically replacing the internal. Now the 3.5 needs more power then the 2.5 so it'll need to be powered externally. Its been said that you'd need to turn on the power before turning on the PS3 in order for it to reconize the drive. Does anyone know for sure if this is indeed the case. If so I would need to build a sensing circuit to do it for me. I know there's adapters such as the PHE-2 @ $50 US on EBay, and have considered getting one but I have enough stuff kicking around the house that I should beable to do it for a lot less. Comments pls on the power circuit, or anything else.
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