Mire Mare wrote:Does anyone have a PS3 HDD that you no longer use or need? If so I'm interested in taking it off your hands. Not too worried about size, 40gb, 60gb or whatever. It's to go into a PS3 that only has a 4gb storage that is full to capacity.
I take it it's just a straight swap out?
Also, is it possible to backup the game saves from the 4gb and then save them to the larger drive?
Needless to say, it's not my console. It's for a friends son who's only 10 and is trying his best to save up for a bigger HDD!
Drop a pm if you can help out.
You don't need a 'specific' PS3 HDD, most (I think any?) standard laptop harddrive will do the trick....my mate recently bought a 250 gig one from Amazon and I installed it into his old 60 gig model PS3 for him.
It's simplicity itself to take the old one out and put the new one in, straight swap like you say...open a flap at the side, undo a couple of screws, take the old one out, slot the new one in, screw it back up and Bob's your uncle. Then once you turn on the PS3, it'll format the HDD itself and you'll be good to go from there.
Before you do all that though, if you've got an external HDD, plug that into one of the USB ports and do a full system back up, you can then restore all the data once you've put the new HDD in.
Only problem you might have is with a certain (blue) screw that seems to be difficult to undo at first...make sure you've got a good crosshead screwdriver for it.
EDIT: This video's a great guide to go by if you're unsure:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=As55u2cBM0Y