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I have just replaced my PS3 HDD with a drive I already had at home. The drive is from a new Plug & Play Seagate Free Agent Go. This drive fits perfect into the PS3 and is 320GB with a 5400rpm. The only thing that is concerning me is. I've heard people who have installed a Seagate drive say it runs at 3 Gb/s and this has caused the PS3 a problem as the PS3 only works at 1.5 Gb/s (I don't know what it all really means, but anyway), I noticed that the Seagate drive I now have says 480 Mb/s?
I understand that 1.5Gb/s is half 3Gb/s and that 480Mb/s is about 3 times smaller than the 1.5Gb/s if this is true, but would this cause stuttering, games not to load or loading times become unbearably long or even the worst senario. The drive become corrupt and I would lose data.
Thanks for any views and any response would be appreciated.

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Yup you are right & wrong... OK More speed is good it won't force that speed that is just the maximum it MAY transfer at... Yes, a faster drive IS required, and NO that one isn't fast enough. You need a 7200rpm drive with a 8GB cache and blazing fast access times...

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