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Ps3 hard drive

Do you know if all ps3 hard drives can be swapped? For Example : your 80g goes out so you but a 40g just to get by. Will that work?

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  • robhyper Aug 28, 2008

    On ebay I see a lot of seagate 2.5 SATA laptop hard drives. These seem to be a lot cheaper than ones labeled "Playstation 3 hard drive". Will the laptop hard drives work just the same?

  • Anonymous Mar 28, 2014

    I want to swap out the hard drive from my dead ps3 to the new model 4201C

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Yes, the hard drives can be swapped out. They do have to be the same type though.
Seagate SATA 2.5" hard drive
If you go with a different brand you may have compatibility issues.

Posted on Aug 27, 2008

  • Wes Sydenstricker
    Wes Sydenstricker Aug 28, 2008

    It's the exact same item. The hard drives in PS3's are for laptops. So just one of those and pop it into your PS3.

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