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Samsung Spinpoint M6: Unlock 500GB of Storage Space in 5 Steps


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312w ago - GamePro has given us the low-down on how to super charge your PS3 with the only PS3-supported 500GB hard drive - the Samsung M6. They claim it is the only available 500GB drive on the market to support the PS3, read on for the simple steps to supercharged success...

Step #1: Purchase the Samsung M6 500GB hard drive (widely available online for around $230). Important note: The M6 is the only 500GB internal hard drive that will fit into the PS3. Use the PS3's Backup function to transfer saves and other content to a USB drive.

Step #2: Unplug the PS3 and ground yourself. Open the PS3's hard drive access port, located on the side of the unit, with your fingernail.

Step #3: Carefully unscrew the blue screw using the correct screwdriver bit (Philips Precise) using gentle pressure, taking care not to strip the screw. Pull out the metal hinge, and slide the hard drive tray out.

Step #4: Unscrew the four screws that attach the hard drive to the metal tray, and remove the old hard drive (place old drive in anti-static bag).

Step #5: Attach the new Samsung 500GB hard drive to the tray, replacing the four screws from the previous step. Slide the hard drive tray back into the PS3 port, and snap the metal hinge back into place, then replace the blue screw. Close the access port, power up your PS3, and replace the date stored on your USB drive. Voila -- you're done! Enjoy your massive storage space.



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#6 - Reflecter - 309w ago
I tried yesterday too, with a 500 GB. It works fine.

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#5 - netpredakonn - 309w ago
Tried yesterday, but with a smaller drive i had here, of 120gb. Worked fine. Maybe Sony itself should officially encourage this in the near future, specially because of the growing quantities of downloads that we have now.

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#4 - Kellog - 310w ago
Should I understand this so, that I can't install ... Fujitsu MHZ2 BT 500GB 2.5" SATA 4200RPM 144,90 € or Fujitsu MHZ2 BT 400GB 2.5" SATA 4200RPM 99,90 € drive because they are physically too big or something ?

Samsung Spinpoint M6 2,5" 500GB costs 231,90 at the same shop and is by a long way, the most expensive 2,5" sata HDD in that or in any other pc store I have examined.

Should I understand this so, that I can't install ... Fujitsu MHZ2 BT 500GB 2.5" SATA 4200RPM 144,90 € or Fujitsu MHZ2 BT 400GB 2.5" SATA 4200RPM 99,90 € drive because they are physically too big or something ?

Samsung Spinpoint M6 2,5" 500GB costs 231,90 at the same shop and is by a long way, the most expensive 2,5" sata HDD in that or in any other pc store I have examined.
Addition: (Sorry, couldn't edit anymore my original reply)

I just noticed that Fujitsu MHZ2 BT 500GB 2.5" SATA & Hitachi 500GB drives are 12,5 mm thick when Samsung is 9,5 mm, is this the problem ? How much space there is for exhange drive ? Could the depth / something else cause problems also ?

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#3 - IglooBoy - 311w ago
i saw this a little while ago, don't know if posting links on here is considered an advertisement, but where can you buy one of these? i checked newegg and the only M6 spinpoint drive i found was a 320gb.[Register or Login to view links]

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#2 - PS3 News - 311w ago
i saw this a little while ago, don't know if posting links on here is considered an advertisement, but where can you buy one of these?
I don't have any recommendations myself, but as long as links posted are relevant to the topic they generally are fine/not considered spam. Now if we see links like "Ipod Free" or "Viva Viagra" then we click the nuke button.

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