hey all. I am on a 160 GB slim ps3 with rebug 4.21.1 cfw QA enabled. I am wanting to upgrade to a 750 GB HDD 2.5". Since im on cfw do i need to do something special before upgrading a HDD? do i have to be on 3.55 ofw?
Hy, yes, the Slim have NOR Flash with 16 MB and a part of your Firmware is on the HDD.
If you Put a new HDD in yor PS3 it will format it an tell you to reinstall your Firmware. Then you on a Virgin PS3.
Have anybody check the Debug for HDD Exchange Utility in the Debug Settings? See in Wiki: ps3devwiki.com/wiki/QA_Flagging#Debug_Settings_.28CEX.2FDEX.29
As I understand it you can create a backup / copy of the internal HDD. Whether this is now written so that is detected in the original PS3 as the orignal HDD. I have not tested this, sorry. Is just an idea.