Discussion in 'Playstation Forums' started by andy_chris02, Sep 1, 2007.
Does anyone know if the 80gig PS3 will be released here in Europe or is it for the US only?
just upgrade HD yourself
fair enough point but doesnt answer the OP question.
It's an interesting question, I would have thought yes eventually, they've discontinued production of the 60gb at least for the US, haven't they?
I read on Gamespot that once existing 60gb was sold out it would be 80gb only so possibly the same thing here?
They are only available in Korea and the US at the moment. Sony hasn't said whether it will be introduced elsewhere but it may only be a matter of time.
The 60GB has been discontinued in the US with no more in Sony's warehouses. The only ones remaining are those in the retail channel although it will be a while before they sell out. The 80GB models use software emulation for backwards compatibility like the UK PS3's. It's quite possible they may even skip the 80GB model and introduce one with a larger hard drive here in the UK sometime in the future.
It's not exactly diffcult to upgrade the hard drive and is something supported by Sony so it's not really an issue anyway.
Is 100gig the biggest drive the ps3 can be upgraded to?
It appears that any 2,5 inch notebook SATA drive will work, so 250gig or even more will be possible...
That's handy for hopefully downloadable HD movies in the future.
I have a 250GB Hard Driver for my PS3 £120!
So is it worth buying?
$499 60 GB HDD PS3
$599 80 GB HDD PS3 + MotorStorm (both at amazon.com).
I'd say no. 160gb hdds can be had for about 70 quid and Motorstorm for probably less than 20. Factor in what you could sell the stock 60gb for and the 50quid difference between models looks like a bad deal. If all that makes sense lol
£129 would get me a 750gb 7200rpm drive to use for my ps3.
Yes it does because it seems that I'm paying $100 for nothing actually.
If the price of 60GB and 80GB are the same or similar (5-10% increase) then it be worth it.
Think it depends on how much you can pick up motorstorm and a decent sized hdd separately for, personally i don't think the 20gb is worth it and like previously mentioned changing the hdd is something thats supported by sony and there is actually a section in the manual on how to do it if i remember rightly, so if you want the space get the cheaper ps3 and then you can go large. I do think the 80gb version will eventually be released over here but i'm actually more curious to know what would happen to the ps3 userbase in pal regions if the 20gb version was released at a decent price.
Where can you buy a 750Gb HD for £129. Would be interested in getting one.
Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 750GB S300 16MB
Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 750GB S300 8MB
I thought that the PS3 only accepts 2.5" SATA hard drives?
Yes. I think the PS3 only accepts 2.5" SATA. Also, is speed an issue, will a PS3 happily work with a 7200RPM drive or does it have to be 5400RPM?. Can someone please clarify.
He's talking about using an external caddy. You can actually hook ANY sata drive to the PS3, except only 2.5" will actually fit inside.
OK, thats fine. Thanks
Going back to 2.5" SATA, can yo use a 7200RPM or does it have to be 5400RPM.
Yes you can use both!
The highest 2.5" internal Hard Drive is 250GB i think like the on i have!
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