ps3 hard drive upgrade how hard is it..

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by gdeusthewhizkid, May 12, 2010.

  1. macrumors 6502a

    Nov 14, 2008
    hey guys.

    i have the slim ps3 with the 160 gig .. how hard is it to upgrade the hard drive.. im gonna buy a 650 gig hard drive for my macbook pro and swap the current 320 into the ps3..

    do i have to format the new had drive first connected to the ps3. with the summer 2010 movies dropping. Im gonna need a bigger hard drive space asap. lol..
  2. macrumors newbie

    Aug 24, 2009
    Have not done it in a while but from what I can remember its real easy just take the old one out and swop over and put it in, when you next turn the PS3 on I think it asks to format the hard drive (to PS3 format)

    The only problem your going to have is making a backup of your save games (I did this using a sd card), and anything else you might have on (movies etc) once you have sorted this out it should be easy.
  3. Moderator emeritus


    Dec 10, 2008
    Even a monkey could do it. You just unscrew one screw and the HD is free, VERY easy.
  4. macrumors regular

    Apr 1, 2008
    Tampa, FL
    Yep, I agree with all of this. I've done it a few times with my fat PS3. Make sure you use the backup utility to create a backup to a different disk. Swap out the drive, and start the system. It should format automatically. I think I remember having to update the firmware manually, but I may be wrong. After it's done doing it's thing, restore from your backup. It'll be just like it was before you started!

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