Updating ps3 hdd
Upgrading your PS3 drive will not void the warranty.I recently bought a new PS3 Super Slim – the latest model – but it only came with a measly 12 GB flash storage.The link is somewhat hidden – it’s a black button labelled DOWNLOAD NOW in tiny text at the end of the steps under the heading UPDATE folder. The Super Slim 12 GB is fitted with flash memory, so there is no internal drive and you will not need to back up or restore.In order to add a drive to this model, you’ll need to purchase a replacement drive mounting caddy.A new drive will set you back around , plus another for the mounting plate required in the new Super Slim model – you may as well as just buy it complete with drive from the start.If you own an older PS3, such as the original 40gb or 80 GB “fat” models, you’ll certainly be looking to upgrade.
Just follow the guide section below to open it up, add a drive mounting bracket, and throw the drive in.
Slot in carefully, aligning the SATA connectors and secure with the blue screw.
Go ahead and boot up – the system will detect a new drive, and ask if you wish to use this to store system data and saves etc.
Slide the plastic panel toward the back of the device to remove.
Fit your drive to the bracket using four supplied screws that should have come with it.