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Where to find hard drives

Anybody know where to find a SATA laptop hard drive that is compatible with the playstation 3? No ebay please.

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As long as its 2.5" and sata it should work fine.

Your local computer store - if your in the uk then dabs, misco, aria , ebuyer or if your in the USA then www.newegg.com

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Sounds like your hard drive is toast but £145 for sony to replace it sounds expensive, you should just be able to replace it with any 2.5" internal sata drive
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