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Samsung Spinpoint 640GB 2.5 inch Internal SATA Hard Drive (Sony Playstation PS3 Compatible)

Manufacturer: Samsung

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  Samsung HDD Upgrade

| | See all Bert1965's reviews (1)

Great little hard drive with BIG storage and prompt delivery. This was the easiest upgrade I have ever completed. Just back up to an external drive (fat32 format) replace the hdd and re-install the back up, easy peasy. The storage will show at just under 600gb because of file allocation issues. However 40gb to 600 gb is an impressive and cost effective upgrade. Do it !!

  A great hard drive for PS3.

| | See all Carnivac's reviews (29)

Bought this at same time as a new PS3 Slim to replace my old fat PS3 and it installed easily into the Slim (Sony made the hard drive on the Slim even easier to replace than on the original PS3) and formatted just fine. Good price for a large capacity and well made hard drive. Very happy with my purchase.

  Great Upgrade!

| | See all Ozzo1234's reviews (1)

If you need an upgrade to your PS3's hard drive then this is the one for you.

Easy to install.

Luckily I got it before its slight price increase, but its still a great hard drive.

  Excellent for Playstation 3.

| | See all SuperstarVenom's reviews (21)

I have an original 60GB PS3, had to eventually upgrade the HDD and this was the best at the 40 pounds price range. Took 5 minutes to install and works fine. I now have a PS3 with a huge HDD.
Highly Recommended. 10/10

  Only one that works for 60GB Original FAT PS3

| | See all jamov007's reviews (2)

I have the original fat 60GB PS3 (the one with the backwards capability). I brought Western Digital Scorpio WD3200BEVT 320GB HDD hoping to upgrade my space as my 60GB has gone lol. I put in my PS3 and got "Correct hard disk not found" (or something along those lines).. a long story short - I checked all the forums, and even called Playstation, and after hours and hours came to realise, that the simple fact is, this HDD is NOT compatible with the Original Fat PS3 60GB (playstation don't know why, just something to do with the system software) - Play.com were excellent, returned the item and got a refund within a week - I then brought the Samsung Spinpoint 640GB for 8 quid more (but as it's double the memory, it's worth it) and that worked perfectly, really was a simple as it is suppose to be. Put it in the PS3, then the playstation formatted it etc and it was done in 2minutes (restoring my backed up files took a few hours obviously).

To sum up - If you have the Original 60GB Fat PS3 (backwards capability) that come out when PS3 was released then DO NOT get any Western Digital HDD, the PS3 won't recognise it - instead you need to get the Samsung Spinpoint HD and that WILL WORK.

Hope this helps others not to go through what I did.

  Fantastic Drive

| | See all Bertoni's reviews (3)

Fantastic Drive for the price...top value. Easy to install & reformat. Only gripe is the lack of padding in the packing, was sent with just two envelopes!

  Perfect for PS3

| | See all DannyBoy127's reviews (1)

Went into the ps3 no problem at all. 2 weeks in and no problem (touch wood) and loving having all the extra space on my ps3. Like they say, "Go big or go home" Don't mess about with anything smaller than this 640GB.

  Great replacement for ps3 hardrive

| | See all davo49's reviews (1)

I replaced my existing 80gb drive on the ps3 with this drive.No problems.Backed up all existing data onto a external drive,reloaded ps3 os after installation of the new drive.Booted straight up after everything was reloaded from backup.I have had this installed for a couple of months now and no problems to date.

  It not so easy

| | See all Scottar17's reviews (1)

I bought one and followed all the advice on how to install but it's not as strait forward as they say but i found you need a new usb stick not a used then it worked but for me it only worked on my brothers ps3 some reason it would not work on mine

  Excellent

| | See all Edbarrrrrrrr's reviews (1)

Like most of us who still have a launch model 60gb PS3 mine was also getting full.

Therfore time to upgrade & as all advice both read & given,go as big as you can.

Easy install the only time consuming bit is backing up & reinstalling. This bit takes ages ! so switch ya telly over or off & do something else whilst this is going on also make sure you have a decent set of precision screw drivers for the dreaded soft screws on the caddy.

Excellent product & worth every penny

EB