[Answered] Fat PS3 Internal Hard Drive Upgrade help?
I was wondering if you can put a 2.5" 2TB internal laptop hard drive into the "fat" PS3. I've tried looking this up and every question about it is about 2+ years old and give lots of conflicting info or say there are no 2TB internal laptop hard drives (obviously old).
So, I wanted to ask, will the PS3 recognize 2TB of internal storage? The hard drive I have is a WD Green WD20NPVT 2TB IntelliPower 8MB Cache 2.5" SATA 3.0Gb/s Internal Notebook Hard Drive.
Also, is there anything else I would need to do other than installing the hard drive? Like any firmware updates or anything? I know it needs to be formatted as FAT32, but I'm not aware of anything else. I'm just getting into messing with PS3's so sorry for being a noob.
Yep above is correct that PS3 can only accept 9.5 mm
And yes 1TB appears to be maximum size, but there are people who reported using 2TB. You can use larger than that but need to partition it. Also best too use 5400 rpm as you don't really gain anything with 7200 rpm.
For compatibility, if you have a SATA-300 (sometimes called SATA-II or SATA2) harddrive, you should sometimes set the harddrive via jumper to enforce the slower SATA-150 speed, instead of default 3 Gb/s of SATA-300.