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Friday, November 5, 2010

How to upgrade the hard drive of your PS3 SLIM!!! Step by Step Guide

You will find all the information you need to upgrade yourPS3 SLIM hard drive here!!!


Your PS3 SLIM is compatible with almost any 2.5" SATA notebook hard drive!! It doesn't matter which brand it is. It is recommended that you get the hard drive with 5400 RPM.You can upgrade your PS3 hard drive up-to 1 TB. You may want to back up the data on your original hard drive, to do this put a portable storage device it the USB port and run the backup utility.

                        .::INSTALLING THE HARD DRIVE::.

1. Turn your PS3 off, and disconnect it from the power source.
2. Turn your PS3 upside down.
3. You will be able to see a latch below it. Just pop it out and carefully undo the screw below it.
4. Now, you can easily detach the face plate below the Blu ray drive, which has all the compatibility logos.
5. After detaching the faceplate, you will see the PS3 hard drive rack, and on it there will be a wire handle.
6. Just slid the hard drive rack out.
7. To detach the original hard drive from the rack, just undo 4 screws at the bottom of the rack.
8. Now put the new hard drive on the rack and redo the screws on it.
9. Just slide the rack back in the PS3.
8. Remember to put the faceplate in place before redoing the screw at the bottom of your PS3.
9. Just pop the latch back on and turn the PS3 the right way up.
10. You may now turn on your PS3

When you upgrade your hard drive on your PS3 and turn it on for the first time, you will be asked to format the hard drive. This will take a few minuites.

After the format process you can now use your upgraded hard drive.
To check the hard drive space, Goto:-            Settings > System settings> System information



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