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#1 User is offline   Malkozaine 

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Posted 19 February 2010 - 06:43 PM

I am looking at upgeadeing my PS3's HDD and need help choseing the size. I am looking at a 500gb 7200rpm with 16megs of cashe or a 640gb 5200rpm with 8megs of cashe. The price is that big of an issue but I don't know about the speed loss. Thanks for the help.
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Posted 20 February 2010 - 01:30 AM

Here is an article that may answer your question.


Based on our tests, the 7200rpm hard drive was ever-so-slightly faster, though only the savviest of PS3 owners will notice the difference...and even then, it's mostly psychological.

Where you'll really appreciate a faster hard drive is transferring or downloading full games and other media onto the hard drive. For the faster speed 7200rpm drive, you'll pay around $20 extra across the board. So if you're in the market for a PS3 HDD upgrade, it's worth considering 7200rpm if you plan to frequently transfer gigs upon gigs MP3s and videos. Otherwise, you're better of sticking to a huge-capacity, but slightly slower, 5400rpm drive to save a couple of bucks.

Take from it what you will and invest wisely. ^_^

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