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#218516 - 08/20/08 02:51 PM 160GB PS3
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The 160GB PS3 coming in Nov. PS3
That's a lot of memory, I'm barely using my 20GB.
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#218565 - 08/21/08 12:00 AM Re: 160GB PS3 [Re: HomeDad]
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Considering you can swap out the hard drives yourself, I think Sony should focus on adding back in features instead of upping hard drive sizes.
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#218566 - 08/21/08 12:09 AM Re: 160GB PS3 [Re: CV]
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Considering you can swap out the hard drives yourself

You know, it just struck me that this is such an un-Sony-like thing to do. Usually they want to squeeze every last penny out of you.
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#218567 - 08/21/08 12:16 AM Re: 160GB PS3 [Re: fredk]
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So I can take out my 40GB original drive and simply put a bigger one in? Where is this documented?
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#218568 - 08/21/08 12:27 AM Re: 160GB PS3 [Re: SlamKeys]
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There are removal/replacement instructions in the "Safety and Support" booklet included with the PS3. It must be a SATA 2.5" internal drive.

I haven't felt the need to do this yet, but it's nice to know I can do it if I want to.
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#218573 - 08/21/08 02:20 AM Re: 160GB PS3 [Re: SlamKeys]
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 Originally Posted By: SlamKeys
So I can take out my 40GB original drive and simply put a bigger one in? Where is this documented?


You never cracked open the user manual did you? LOL! A real man! \:\) <insert Tim Taylor grunts here>
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#218584 - 08/21/08 08:06 AM Re: 160GB PS3 [Re: spiffnme]
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Yeah, and you are paying a $100 premium for the extra 80 gigs.

No thanks.
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#218610 - 08/21/08 12:12 PM Re: 160GB PS3 [Re: terzaghi]
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So will this model have backward compatability and SACD? I'm having trouble finding the sony model that will still do that.
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#218612 - 08/21/08 12:19 PM Re: 160GB PS3 [Re: Ascension]
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I don't think so, since Sony isn't putting it in their newer 80GB units.
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#218613 - 08/21/08 12:21 PM Re: 160GB PS3 [Re: HomeDad]
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Loc: Utah, USA
The news release that I read said that both the new 80 GB and 160 GB would be the current 40 GB model just with a bigger HDD.
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