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Incredibly Quiet, Good Performance, Works In PS3
on 25 September 2012
I bought this hard drive to upgrade my PS3's old upgrade that was 250GB after searching around on quite a few websites I found this and decided to bite the bullet because I know that some PS3's dont seem to get along with some drives from Westerns Digital. I received it in around 3-4 days I cant remember on Super Saver delivery which was good time to be honest only gripe I didnt like was the lousy packaging it came in a sleeve type cardboard box that usually DVD/Games are sent in with no bubble wrap at all.
NOW THE FOLLOWING IS WHAT I HAD TO DO TO GET IT TO FORMAT AND WORK FOR MY SLIMLINE PS3
You'll need a USB data stick/Pen drive with 200mb or more and it to be formatted doesn't matter what file format FAT32 or NTFS once its formatted you need to then go into the drive via your PC/Laptop and create one folder in CAP letters called PS3, then go into that folder and create another folder again in CAPS called UPDATE. You need to search through Google or whatever and find PS3 UPDATE and download the latest firmware from the official UK site. Unfortunately I cannot give you the address as Amazon forbid it so I can only give you what you need to search for when you have found the update site and downloaded the file called PS3UPDAT.PUP copy it to the USB stick inside the folder UPDATE this is in case the PS3 doesn't recognize the hard drive at first and you need to the firmware data to format the drive its a little crazy but its what it asked me to do and how Sony have created the software.
AT THIS POINT MAKE SURE YOU HAVE BACKED UP ALL YOUR GAME SAVES AS THEY ARE ON THE OLD DRIVE YOU CAN COPY MOST IF NOT ALL YOUR GAME SAVES TO A USB STICK YOU CAN EVEN COPY THEM TO THE ONE YOUR USING OR IF YOU HAVE PS+ COPY THEM ALL TO THAT IT EVEN COPIES PROTECTED GAMES SAVES.
Right install the hard drive into your PS3 try not to shed the blue screw make sure your using the right screwdriver as the blue screw can be a ***** to get out should you shred the thing once the old drive is out why not give it a dust out before installing the new one as it will help with keeping the HDD from overheating when in use. Now when the drive it in place and everything is plugged back in power and HDMI cable etc plug in the USB stick into one of the USB ports and connect the charge cable to your controller as well and power the console up , at this point it may give you a message that the drive cannot be formatted or used follow the on screen prompts and it will and should ask for the latest firmware update it should scan the USB stick and format the drive and re install the firmware software. Once done it then should start up the system and start system settings that need to be set you will also need to re download your PSN ID and re sync your trophies as everything is on your old drive.