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The correct hard disk was not found

I upgraded my 60 gig with seagate 500GB (st9500420as) and got the same problem"The correct hard disk was not found". need to restart the ps3 till it starts correct.

I have connected the harddisk to a usb interface and did a diagnostic and the drive had no errors.

Called playstation helpdesk they said its not a knowen issue internet show otherwise. I have not yet found solution to this problem.

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Ok there is only 1 500gb drive that is compatible with the ps3 and thats the Samsung spinpoint, go here to find out
http://www.1800blogger.com/2008/08/31/how-to-install-a-500gb-hard-drive-in-your-playstation-3/

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