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Which of these TWO Hard Drives for my PS3?

Poll Results: Which HD for my PS3?

 
  • 43% (10)
    320GB WD Black - This is all you will need for just gaming
  • 56% (13)
    500GB WD Black - You will need the extra space
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post #1 of 23
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Pretty simple question. I will not be putting music or movies on my PS3 as I will simply stream that content to due to the PS3's inability to play FLAC as well as some popular video formats. I hate having to convert video's to make them playable on the PS3 so I am currently using PS3 media server to play the original files.

So the only thing I will be using the PS3's HD for is gaming. I plan on installing any often played games (i.e. shooters, FIFA, fighters)+ whatever single player game I am playing through at the moment. One other thing I use it for downloading demo's.

Thus I narrowed it down to a 500GB drive and 320GB drive. Both are WD. For their respective sizes I saw no better options, esp. considering price.

First up is this 500GB Scorpio WD Black HD. @ $69.99 + FS.
Second up is this 320GB WD Scorpio Black @ $49.99 with promo code EMCKHJC25 + $0.99 Shipping.

They both seem nice, but is $20 worth the extra space for my usage? Only games.
Edited by RoddimusPrime - 2/17/11 at 9:33am
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Get a hybrid drive for it.
     
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this is the one I just put in my PS3 and it worked perfect
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822148374
 
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post #4 of 23
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Originally Posted by EpicPie View Post
Get a hybrid drive for it.
I really doubt I would see any if marginal gains from a hybrid or SSD. At least not on a PS3. There are very few things you will see the difference on. It is a waste of money buying a drive like of those for the PS3 due to it's limitations. Besides, I would rather spend best bang for buck. Although the PS3 would be slightly sweeter if something like an SSD dramatically improved it like it does for the computer (at least for a boot drive).
post #5 of 23
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Originally Posted by RoddimusPrime View Post
Pretty simple question. I will not be putting music or movies on my PS3 as I will simply stream that content to due to the PS3's inability to play FLAC as well as some popular video formats. I hate having to convert video's to make them playable on the PS3 so I am currently using PS3 media server to play the original files.

So the only thing I will be using the PS3's HD for is gaming. I plan on installing any often played games (i.e. shooters, FIFA, fighters)+ whatever single player game I am playing through at the moment. One other thing I use it for downloading demo's.

Thus I narrowed it down to a 500GB drive and 320GB drive. Both are WD. For their respective sizes I saw no better options, esp. considering price.

First up is this 500GB Scorpio WD Black HD. @ $69.99 + FS.
Second up is this 320GB WD Scorpio Black @ $49.99 with promo code EMCKHJC25 + $0.99 Shipping.

They both seem nice, but is $20 worth the extra space for my usage? Only games.
Honestly, I haven't even used 30% of my 160GB HDD in my PS3. If you only use it for games and nothing else, you really won't use much space.
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post #6 of 23
I only have a 80gb harddrive in my ps3 but I havent used up more than 50gb and that includes installing over 10 different games.
If i was actually using my ps3 as a media player (i dont because it does not support .srt files so i dont use it as a movie player and no point of putting music on it), 320gb is still more than what I would need.

SSD vs harddrive in a ps3: SSD does beat the harddrive but not enough to make the money worth it.
    
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post #7 of 23
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Originally Posted by bbaseballboy1234 View Post
I only have a 80gb harddrive in my ps3 but I havent used up more than 50gb and that includes installing over 10 different games.
If i was actually using my ps3 as a media player (i dont because it does not support .srt files so i dont use it as a movie player and no point of putting music on it), 320gb is still more than what I would need.

SSD vs harddrive in a ps3: SSD does beat the harddrive but not enough to make the money worth it.
I was thinking the same thing. I was leaning towards the 320GB version just because I don't think I will use the extra space given it is just for games. Most people seem to think the same who have posted, but those voting for some reason are tied. Perhaps they are voting more based on e-peen and their own needs.
post #8 of 23
If you're going to load movies and stuff onto the drive, then 500GBs is the better option (cause it will fill up fast). But you say it's not for that.

Do you download a lot of games from the PSN? If so, you may still want to go with the 500GB drive. If you don't download a lot from the PSN, then yeah, the 320GB one will be just fine.
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If you're going to load movies and stuff onto the drive, then 500GBs is the better option (cause it will fill up fast). But you say it's not for that.

Do you download a lot of games from the PSN? If so, you may still want to go with the 500GB drive. If you don't download a lot from the PSN, then yeah, the 320GB one will be just fine.
If I load movies to anything it will be my 2TB server (and will stream from there). I have plenty of Blu Ray of which I simply play via the PS3. So there won't be any movies downloaded to the drive. If anything I will use an external to hookup to the PS3 and play it from there.

Currently I have a 60GB version. If I were to actually play through my demos I would have much more space. Which I intend to do. However, I will probably have 6 different demos at any given time. Not that much space really. And then I will probably have 6 or so games installed on top of that. Maybe a few more. Not much as I tend to play through games like Batman and uninstall it as I don't play through most games twice. And I don't like to play beyond one game at a time, maybe two (as far as single player campaigns go).
post #10 of 23
Then yeah, the 320GB one will be perfectly fine.

Judging from your current 60GB hard drive, you have an old fat PS3, right?
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