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can i put a 7200RPM SATA-II in my ps3

Discussion in 'Console Games & Hardware' started by wattsy, 18 Sep 2009.

  1. wattsy

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    hi
    just wondering whats the worse that could happen if i replaced my ps3 hard drive with a 7200RPM SATA-II one?

    cheers guys
     
  2. Robert1986

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    Nothing, as long as its a 2.5" drive.
     
  3. oggiet

    Hitman

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    I wouldn't do it cause of the heat. Also make sure its right dimension 2.5" as not all of them will fit in
     
  4. wattsy

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    i heard you could only use 5400RPM SATA-II drives?
     
  5. EVH

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    What heat? There are minimal differences between 5400 & 7200 drives.

    It's mainly dimensions that will cause problems.. go for a standard 9.5mm drive (not 12.5mm!)

    ...or put a SSD drive in :D
     
  6. wattsy

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    nice idea of putting in a ssd drive
    just a bit expensive tho lol
     
  7. oggiet

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    If you want your fans kicking in after an hour go for higher speed. I personally went for samsung 500GB 5400rpm .........but as EVH said you can go for SSD. My friend at work has one and said his fans hardly go past stage 1. Also load times are so much quicker
     
  8. orderoftheflame

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    You wont have any problems sticking a 7200rpm drive in, but you'll see minimal improvements over a 5400. :)

    I'd just get for the biggest cheapest 5400rpm drive you can get your mits on. :)
     
  9. mame

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  10. Memphis

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    You heard wrong.
     
  11. ShakenNstirred

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    the heat difference is minimal to be fair these days
    betwwen 5400 and 7200
     
  12. thedoc46

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    It really depends on what model you have in terms of how much impact it will have.. Example my old 40gig when it warmed up the fans would kick in at full pelt.. With this system i'd strongly recommend against putting in a 7200rpm... My 60gig and my new slim at full pelt really isn't all that loud so i would consider putting in a 7200rpm over it.. I did read somewhere a very decent comparison of 5400 vs 7200 with heat and speed comparisons.

    All depends what you tolerance levels to fan noise is.. But in terms of whether it will work or not.. Then yes it will and it will be a little fast.. The downside is, it'll generate a little more heat.. But that little more than make your system a lot noiser.