I ordered a ps3 hdd extender and a 2TB external drive. I know that once I switch the drives out the ps3 will have to format the new drive. I'm pretty sure the fw is stored on the NAND but im concerned that after its done formatting or before, it might ask me to upgrade the firmware.
can anyone confirm or deny this? has anyone tried this before. I upgraded the original 60Gb drive to a 120gb a few years back but cannot remember if i had to upgrade the firmware.
yeah i hadn't heard of anyone trying a 2tb but i just couldnt justify not paying the extra $20 and getting the extra 500Gb. i had to try it. I know the firmware will be the same was just wondering is if part of the hdd swap out process requires you to update. I doubt it does but you never know with Sony. I wouldn't think you would be required to be logged into the psn to play a netflix movie either but you do...
I can't tell you if you must signed up on PSN to enter Netflix, thats not my region. But I'm very sure the PS3 can handle HDDs just to 1 TB. Another point is, if bigger the HDD is, if bigger is the space you loose while you convert to FAT32.
i'm not positive as i haven't tried it yet. my 2tb drive should be delivered today so I'll post back with the results tonight. I did see on another forum that it does work (albeit with a smaller 1TB drive), and in theory it should as it is a SATA drive and just needs a connector to hook up the internal sata connection.