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PS3 Hard Drive Game Install & Loading HDD vs. SSD Speed Test

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283w ago - Recently IGN has conducted a PS3 hard drive speed test. The summary of their experiment is that when used in a PS3, solid state technology produces a very marginal improvement over traditional hard drives.

So for now, just go for a cheap hard disc drive for your system if you want to upgrade it.

To quote: To put it simply; when used in a PlayStation 3, solid-state technology produces only a marginal improvement over traditional hard disc drives. While the results varied greatly by application, the amount of time saved can't quite justify the expense... at least not yet.

When solid-state drives become more accessible and comparable in price to their hard disc-based brethren, we recommend you pick one up for your PlayStation 3. Until then, pick up a cheap hard disc drive for your hard drive.

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#8 - sgfreelan - 282w ago
just like how xp and vista are not optimized for ssd.. you have to customize ur os install to meet the harddrives needs. writecache is useless... think about it a ssd is flash thats pure memory where as a reg harddrive has a magnetic disc.. and has to be spun to write and read from.

this is why when u disable write cacheing for ur ssd it makes it so much faster. the review doesnt even take this in to consideration. the ssd would blow the hd away even if u had some raptors in ur ps3, if you could customize ur ps3 to take advantage of the fact ur using a ssd and not a hd. until then stick with a reg hd as its cheaper.

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#7 - tuomi - 283w ago
In addition to what's been mentioned above, there is also the issue of the ps3-filesystem probably not being optimized for SSD-storage...

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#6 - D3M0N2009 - 283w ago
SSD in a PS3 is just a waste, SSD should only really be used as boot drives since continous writing to them is not good and they seem to fail quite oftenly, at this point in time SSD's will not be the replacment to HDD's.

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#5 - slammy - 283w ago
If a SSD was twice as fast I could pay 2x the price of a regular HDD, but not like it is now with them being around 5-6x the price.

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#4 - Zhar - 283w ago
not worth it when you compare SSD vs normal HDD prices.
at least not where I live, SSD drives are like 5-6 times more expensive than a normal HDD

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