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5.0 out of 5 stars Use this if you want to upgrade the new slim 12gb PS3, 24 Dec 2012
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This review is from: Sony PlayStation 3 Replacement Hard Disk Drive (HDD) Mounting Bracket (Accessory)
I have just used this mounting bracket to upgrade a PlayStation Slim 12gb console. I also bought a 2.5 inch 320gb SATA hard drive. The bracket is very easy to install and I had the hard drive fitted to the PlayStation in a matter of minutes. I saved a lot of money buying the 12gb PS3 and upgrading. The bracket is made by Sony and is good quality. It comes with instructions that are easy to understand. I would not hesitate to upgrade the 12gb PS3 if you need more memory, it is so quick and easy. I saved around 35 and the PS3 warranty is not affected by adding a hard drive.

I used this Hard Drive, also from Amazon - Western Digital Scorpio Blue 320GB 5400 RPM SATA Mobile Internal Hard Drive OEM (8 MB,2.5 inch,Sony Playstation PS3 Compatible)

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Initial post: 10 Jan 2013 23:09:13 GMT
Germy87 says:
Hey Russell
First of all very helpful review.Then i would need to upgrade a PS3 slim 12gb,do i need to buy both an hard drive(as the one you suggest) and a mounting bracket?
Sorry as i am not very keen on this argument,i was just wondering whats the best option to expand the memory.
Many thanx in advance

In reply to an earlier post on 11 Jan 2013 18:24:27 GMT
Russell says:
Yes, you need both the hard drive and mounting bracket. The whole process is very easy and the mounting bracket comes with easy to follow instructions. I am certainly glad that I decided to doit as I saved quite a bit of money. I hope this answers your questions and you're welcome.

In reply to an earlier post on 11 Jan 2013 22:59:56 GMT
Germy87 says:
thank you very much indeed for your replay

Posted on 4 Apr 2013 17:35:05 BDT
C. Lebeau says:
Hey Russell,
Dose it need/have screws?

Posted on 7 Apr 2013 19:57:12 BDT
Excellent review, hard drive you recommended was picked up immediately by PS3, this bracket/hard dive combination is so easy to install I would have no problem in recommending people thinking of buying the new super slim 12gb PS3 to install the hard drive, bracket themselves and save some money:)

Posted on 11 May 2013 07:55:16 BDT
D. King says:
Just to point out that this option is now obsolete if you're looking to buy an new PS3. You can buy the 500GB Slim PS3 now for 199 and the 12GB for 139. If you opted to upgrade the 12GB PS3, then by the time you've bought a 500GB drive - 40 and the caddy - 10, you're only saving 10. Add to this the fact that Argos is offering two free games with their 199 PS3 then it's no longer worth doing an upgrade. If you sold the two game for 20 you'd actually be better off buying the 500GB version. Thus, the only remaining advantage of buying the 12GB and upgrading is that you can spread the cost a bit by buying the 12GB version now and then paying to upgrade it at a later date.

In reply to an earlier post on 16 Jun 2013 18:15:09 BDT
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In reply to an earlier post on 16 Jun 2013 18:22:38 BDT
Flux says:
Unfortunately just checked the argos offer seems to have expired now - as the cheapest 500gb version there is 249.99 incl 1 or 2 free games as of date of this post

some ppl might have a spare 2.5" HDD from an old laptop or maybe the HDD from the old broken down PS3 fat so hopefully HDD from there will work?

Posted on 14 Aug 2013 09:51:08 BDT
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Posted on 23 Sep 2013 20:39:19 BDT
M. Gillard says:
Hello did you loss your data when you upgraded the hard drive in your 12GB PS3?
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