With the console off, press the power button and hold it down. As far as i know, its impossible to do a drive swap, as the new ps3 will want to reformat the new drive. In order to download ps3 system software version 4. But if you change hard drives with another ps3 and keep your old data certain things will not be available in the newer ps3. Were going to deal with how to take out the hard drive of the ps3 slim and more recent ps3 super slim, which is the model you can still buy. I have a 320gb slim and im down to 14gb free space. Well first of all, yes, but unfortunately you will have to find a way to upgrade the system for our ps3 super slim was placed into my slim ps3 because it was the slim ps3s hard drive is burnt out. When you start up the system for the first time with the new hard drive installed, youll get a message saying the. Should you do a system to system transfer, it will delete all of the data from your fats hard drive, but it will all. Please be advised that if you replace the hard drive, the data that was on the original hard drive will not show up on the ps3 unless you manually back up the data and transfer. How to change the new superslim ps3 hard drive gamespot.
The redesigned version of the playstation 3 commonly referred to as the ps3 slim and officially branded ps3 features an upgradeable 120 gb, 160 gb, 250 gb or 320 gb hard drive and is 33% smaller, 36% lighter and consumes 34% cech20xx or 45% cech21xx less power than the previous model, or one third of the original ps3 model. Ps3 is my beloved 60gb fat, into which id installed a 250gb drive. Use the flat edge of a metal spudger to pop up the small access door on the bottom cover near the front of the ps3. Storage media such as a usb flash drive are supported. Yes it will work, but you will need to download the ps3 firmware and put it on a usb stick for installation to transfer the update data to your playstation 3, save the file to a ps3 compatible storage device such as memory stick, memory stick duo, usb drive or psp. Aug 31, 2009 back up your old playstation 3 first if youre transferring a hard drive. Just replaced my ps3 slim laser playstation 3 message board. This will enable a copy function that can be used to back up important files to the playstation 3 external hard drive. The stock 60gb hard drive that came as standard with the launch ps3 didnt fare particularly well here at all, and while there are still significant frame. I disassembled it to recover the hard drive and the disc in.
To get the hard drive out of a slim ps3, you need to turn it off, turn it over and pull off a little plastic flap on its underside. How can i best replace my dead ps3 without losing all my stuff. Upgrade from a 320gb to a 500gb not 100% straight forward but now you. In this case, you must reinstall the system software using downloaded update data. I figured it would be simple enough to take my old hdd out of the dead ps3, which suffered the infamous ylod, and slap it into the new ps3. There are a few steps, but it is a simple process that you should have no problem doing yourself.
An update to the playstation 3 system software was released on 310320. Selecting a backup plus hard drive that matches your preferred interface is easy. Some motherboard manufacturers disable unused ports in the bios by default, which is the common reason for the 2nd hard drive not showing up in windows 1087. If you put the drive into an hard drive enclosure and then externally connect that to a working ps3 or a pc using a usb cable, neither device will be able to read the drive. My bulky ps3 died a couple of months ago and now i am considering getting a new ps3. In this video i show you how to replace the hard drive in your ps3 slim. How to use an external hard drive with ps3 digistor blog. Can i change hard drives from one playstation to another. You see when you change the hard drive in the ps3 for another hard drive in the same machine you can essentially copy everything and everything will work. I picked up a 120 gb ps3 slim today but i would like to try and restore the data that was on the 40 gb drive somehow. If its not, just do a system to system data transfer as this will guarantee that all of the data is transferred. That is because the ps3 formats internal hard drives using a proprietary format only ps3s use the format, and only for the internal drive. Attach the internal hard drive to the system using the screw.
My ps3 slim had trouble reading discs particularly dual layer blu ray movies and games, the problem got worse now it has issues reading single layer discs like gta v. Go to settings system settings backup utility in the xross media bar. Wish to put hdd from dead ps3 into new ps3 not so easy. How to upgrade your ps4, ps4 slim and ps4 pro hard drive. Yes, depending on whether you have a slim, or not, the procedure is different, but you should have no problem with compatibility. Mar, 2014 as far as i know, its impossible to do a drive swap, as the new ps3 will want to reformat the new drive. After the hdd has been replaced, the system software must be reinstalled. Both the ps3 and the pc will need to be somewhat disassembled, but neither will have its warranty. A usb hard disk can also be used to back up data and will appear under the icon when connected. After you reinstall the bluray drive, be sure the control board is firmly seated in the lower case before proceeding.
An upgrade can be performed by removing the hard drive and replacing it with a larger capacity drive. Changing or upgrading the playstation 3 super slim hard disk. One method that i heard that i can use to transfer all of my memory to another ps3 is by taking out the hard drive from my bulky ps3 and placing it into a new ps3. Best way to change ps3 slim hard drive to larger one. Jun 01, 2012 in this video i show you how to replace the hard drive in your ps3 slim. May 11, 2011 the likely limitation is the speed of the playstation 3 slim s 2x bluray drive, which caps off at 9mbs. Backed up data will be saved in the ps3 export backup.
However, the unit only comes with 12gb of internal flash memory, so today kyle will show you how to install a 2. There is a disc ejecting sound but the disc is still in the drive it will read when i attempt to eject and reinsert the discs a few times. Swapping ps3 slim 250gb hard drive into a ps3 super slim. If you lose the hard drive cover, screws, mounting bracket, or any other parts, contact technical support for assistance. To copy these files to the digistor portable usb 3. Seagate 1tb solid state hybrid drive sata 6gbps 64mb cache 2. The hard drive is almost empty cause i only keep a couple of games installed but my ps3 is slow. If i stick a blank hard drive into my ps3 will it work. Be sure to fully insert the hard drive in the hard drive bay. After three years later, the ps3 super slim was published. First, i know how to physically swap out the hard drive, my question pertains to the data on the hard drive. I was wondering how i would go about transferring all the data from the old hard drive to the new one. Super slim ps3 hdd install tutorial newegg tv youtube.
Yes, but theres no point in doing so unless the hard drive from your fat is bigger than the one in your slim. Install the ps4 system software on the new internal hard drive. Here is how you swap the internal hard drive on a ps4 slim. Playstation 3 slim bluray disc drive replacement ifixit. Step 1 hard drive turn the ps3 over and lay it on its backside. Reinstall playstation 3 system software playstation support. How to upgrade your hard drive in a playstation 3 with pictures.
I have a spare 640gb hdd lying around from my laptop which now has an ssd. Go into game saves utility, hit triangle, and there should be a copycopy multiple option, its all pretty easy. Check out our handy guide thatll have you up and running in. You will need to enter bios to verify their current. Sony playstation 3 video game hard drives for sale in stock. Puzzling over how to replace the hard drive in the new superslim playstation 3. It should be pretty clear, sitting towards the front of. Go to and go to the software and updates section for the ps3.
Mar 05, 20 the stock 60gb hard drive that came as standard with the launch ps3 didnt fare particularly well here at all, and while there are still significant framerate dips with the hybrid drive and the. I just left the ps3 over night to do it both the times so cant tell you how long it took. Playstation 3 solid state drive upgrade report updated. Jul 03, 2010 yes, but theres no point in doing so unless the hard drive from your fat is bigger than the one in your slim. Upsize your ps3 hard drive home av cnet asia it is really that simple. We noticed our new ps3 superslim came fitted with a 7. As far as noise goes, i found the slim to be as noisy as the fat. With just a few common household tools, you can connect a ps3 s hard drive to a pc to allow the windows operating system to access the drives contents.
If replacing the bluray drive with a new drive, swap the circuit board from your old drive into the new drive. That is because the ps3 formats internal hard drives using a proprietary format. Dont worry your pretty little head you can still swap out or upgrade your hard drive on the upcoming ps3 slim. Before you replace hard drive for ps3 slim to ssdhdd, there is something you. Purchased this drive to replace my 150gb playstation 3 hard drive, because i. If hard drive is not showing up in disk management and device manager, it may be because it is not enabled in system setup bios. That worked without any problems, but did take around 4 hours with 1tb of data. You can copy saved data from a usb storage device to the playstation 4 system by performing the. I dont have a ps3, so im not sure how you remove the slim s hard drive, but i have worked on fat ps3 s and the hard drive is on the side, just pop off the cover, and remove one screw, then the drive. The 40 gb ps3 wont boot at all leaving me with the option to hook the drive up to a pc via a sata cable. Guide to swap the ps3s internal hdd with ssd techenclave. Backed up data will be saved in the ps3 export backup folder. How do i upgrade ps3 hard drive without losing data hotukdeals.
Product title hard drive mounting kit bracket for ps3 super slim c. Mar 02, 2010 if you put the drive into an hard drive enclosure and then externally connect that to a working ps3 or a pc using a usb cable, neither device will be able to read the drive. The cell microprocessor has moved to a 45 nm manufacturing. How to upgrade a ps3s hard drive superslim model youtube. Back up your old playstation 3 first if youre transferring a hard drive. Gonna backup everything on the original hard drive first to a dedicated fat32 usb thumb drive. A faster hard drive, ssd or not, simply isnt going to make up for it. Note however that the disk must be formatted in the fat32 file system to be recognized by the ps3 system. Storing game content on an external drive lets you take your games with you.
But i have not seen if this is for both the bulkier ps3 and the slim version. It died during use, now only powers on to blinking red light and no video out. Should you wish to remove andor install the hdd from your super slim playstation 3 system, this article will show you how to do so. Can i transfer my hard drive from my fat ps3 to my new ps3. Alright normally i would give this five stars but i bought this to double the capacity of the new ps4 slim i got for christmas and i switch them out fun fact the hard drive bracket is actually deeper than the hard drive that comes with the system and the same is true with this drive. All backed up material should now be restored from the external usb drive to the new hard drive you just installed. It does take a while to backup and restore data, thats all.
Some of you expressed concern that the upgrade and new form factor would prevent. Humm, id leave that to each individual, cause of the cost of ssds and even hdd as of now. The 40 gb ps3 wont boot at all leaving me with the. The playstation 3 uses a hard disk drive that is functionally similar to one found in a pc. Playstation 3 slim hard drive replacement ifixit repair guide. Can i swap hard drives between a ps3slim and ps3 super slim. How to upgrade the playstation 3s super slim hard drive.
Using a computer, save a system software update file for reinstallation to a usb storage device. The ps3 system hard disk drive hdd is removable and upgradeable. Hacked or not, ps3 only supports up to 1tb of sata hdd. My ps3 died last night and i have never backed up any of my data on to an external drive.131 734 1204 102 945 607 1303 1302 666 218 747 1588 208 981 1513 311 974 627 1578 1210 330 673 783 695 1382 1062 15 280 190 324 1212 1026 1223