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Posted · Original PosterOP

I wanted to upgrade my PS3 Slim's HDD 320GB to 500GB it is currently almost full and the texture streaming is really slow, I was debating on whether to chose an HDD or a SSD. I usually play games digitally and Games like battlefield 3 & 4, Batman Arkham CIty, Watch dogs, Far cry 3 and etc, have really low texture streaming specialy BF4 multiplayer, for instance after I'm playing for 1-2 min I spawn and running towards the buildings, suddenly I'm stuck, later on after objects pop up I notice that its a fence I'm running into. Therefore I am eager to upgrade my PS3 for advanced warfare, and far cry 4. So plz Help me HDD or SSD if so what brand and kind

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hhd, the software that runs the consoles don't really take good advantage of the speed of a ssd. It's basically like trying to brute force through software not designed for the hardware. You will certainly see an improvement but it's not going to be massive.


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You will see faster loading speed  but you will have less space and if you were going to get a 500gb ssd you being spending more then the console is worth. 


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Posted · Original PosterOP

dont get a ssd for consoles they arent optimized for them in some cases the hdd will load faster than the ssd on the ps4 idk about the ps3 if you want get a hybrid drive but in general i would just get http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822236561 something like that

is this a HDD or a HHD? Does the Cache affect the ps3? if it does why not get a

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&N=100007637%2050001306%2050001305%20600030599&IsNodeId=1&Description=2%205%20sata%20hard%20drive%207200%20rpm&Order=BESTMATCH

 

 

since its 16mb cache SATA 3GB/s, would this be good too?

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is this a HDD or a HHD? Does the Cache affect the ps3? if it does why not get a

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&N=100007637%2050001306%2050001305%20600030599&IsNodeId=1&Description=2%205%20sata%20hard%20drive%207200%20rpm&Order=BESTMATCH

 

 

since its 16mb cache SATA 3GB/s, would this be good too?

your link is a search result in the link but the first thing on the list is what i linked

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Why would you spend all that money upgrading your storage on a ps3? first of all ps3 has sata 2 so most of the performance of the ssd is gone right there also why bother on a console that will no longer be supported in about a year or two? 

Heres a vid and it shows that there is little improvement in most cases and its in a ps4 aswell so...

 

I guess if you really wanted to upgrade then you could go for a 7200rpm hdd but then again the extra heat from a 7200 drive wont be too helpful for the ps3's gpu and cpu so I guess get an ssd if you dont mind wasting so much money instead of waiting 2,5 or 10 seconds longer :P

 

What you could do instead of buying an ssd for a ps3 is get a ps4 and enjoy the upgraded graphics in most games and support for many more years. 

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thats the same thing i linked its just 250gbs less and a seagate vs a western digital

I looked at both. They're the same capacity.


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