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A Sony Playstation 3 Toshiba Hard Drive Replacement for a CECHH02 Phat model game console different models use different size HDD Always check the console model number to determine the size of the internal HDD you can simply check your ps 3 model number by getting the last alpha numeric details for the rear of the playstation there is more information on how to check what size hard disk drive you have by clicking here

 

How do I know my Playstation 3 Slim HDD has failed

Usually in a PS3 game console hard drive failure can be quite catastrophic resulting in your console sometimes not even starting up PS3 system not starting, loud noises from within the console games freezing during intensive graphic rendering, lagging or even picture or sound distortion during game play can be caused by a bad faulty hard disc drive

What Is The Playstation 3 Hard drive Used for

The hard drive is a important part of the PS3 console for proper operation the Playstation system needs the hard drive to function correctly Also PS3 games install information to the hard drive sometimes a game taking over 4 gig of space
The PS3 system uses the hard drive for firmware updates Movies, Music, Downloaded content also game save data is stored on the hard drive The Playstation system files also cache is hard drive dependant
As you can read its absolutely vital a good healthy proper working hard drive is in your PS3 console

What type of Replacement Hard Drive will you install in my PS3

We use the best possible hard drives to match the original old drive in your PS3 console disc drive speed is not important
Usually we use Western Digital or Seagate Drives depending on what's available at the time of Installation
We see many Samsung or even Hitachi hard drive fail with mechanical problems usually in the new PS3 slim consoles
Common original Phat Playstation 3 hard drives are usually Seagate the later slim PS3 consoles have Hitachi drives its very rare to find a Western Digital hard drive in a factory standard PS3 must be an agreement Sony made with disk drive manufacturers Whatever HDD we install its usually Warranted for 12 Months from the date we do the install

My Playstation 3 hard disk has failed what about my game save data

The Chances are not good for data retrieval if your hard drive has failed usually once the PS3 HDD stops working the internal game data movies music and also downloaded content will be lost unless you have back it up before the failure. If you do have a good back up your PS3 console data its just a simple process of restoring, once the new HDD is installed and operational

Can I Connect the PS3 hard drive to my PC and back up my Data

This is not possible the hard drive data is encrypted uses a unique file format for the PS3 console its also signed to your specific console removing your hard drive and inserting into another PS3 machine will format the hard drive

Can you Install a bigger hard disk

We can do an upgrade for your internal hard disk up to a maximum of 500Gb. With some of the larger capacity drives over 500 Gb there are, some brands that do not conform to the 2.5 inch spec their height does not comply they will be too thick to fit within your PS3 console anything over 9.5mm in height is a problem and just wont physically fit in the console.
First we install the new hard drive then upgrade to the latest ps3 firmware version then if possible we restore your original data to the new HDD. The most Popular Playstation 3 upgrades are 320Gb & 500Gb there were concerns over the speed in particular the 7200 RPM drives producing excessive heat & increase power consumption this is not an issue in all the Playstation 3 console models the drive speed will not effect performance or reduce the life of the console

Things I Should know about Trophies and Playstation Network

You should be aware that any trophies you've earned will be lost unless you have synced to the PS3 server prior to the hard drive failure. You need to remember to log into your Playstation 3 account then use the Sync with Server option under your Trophy Collection (hit triangle) after the new hard drive is installed

 

 

 

 

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