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Upgrade my ps3 40 gig HDD

What would the best Hdd that I can be for my ps3 that would be the most compatable to the ps3 system? size is not an issue!

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My friend has heard that a 200gb one is available and is twice the speed, its something ive been looking at for mine. http://uk.gamespot.com/pages/forums/show_msgs.php?topic_id=26024986 and you can google it

Posted on Jul 16, 2008

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