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How u reconize

The dirffence between 40gb & 80gb

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Re: how u reconize

If its like the diff between the original 20G to 60G, The bigger hard drive model has chrome trim. The 40G will not. Same motherboard and Blue ray drive, just Blinged up Case.

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Besides the obvious size difference of being able to store more information on it, the difference is that the 80gb console is backwards compatibility out of the box with 70% of the ps2 games and with the proper updates the 80gb console can be 98% compatible with ps2 games. The 40gb console isn't compatible with any ps2 games. Hope this helps.

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