Like the manual said, PS3 HDD replaced

Sniffle! A sweet, beautiful sight. 120GB BABY!!!

What was it, only a few moments ago that we posted the “How to replace your HDD without voiding your warranty” scans from the PS3 manual? Well, the first thing some would do upon getting their hands on the PS3 for the first time is to load up a launch title and taste all that delicious PS3 gaming goodness. An intrepid PS3 owner, psmania, though, decided that the first thing she’d (yes she, maybe) do is swap out the 20GB SATA drive for, uh, she dunno, how about 120GB?

In her Korean-language post (yes, Korean) on Ruliweb.com she describes and pictures the HDD-replacement process. Now, we can’t verify from here if she’s done the real deal – not after an HDD capacity photoshopping bit cropped up on teh intarwebs – but by comparing these shots with the manual scans from earlier, we can be fairly confident that psmania just pimped her PS3 out big-time.

Enjoy the pictures of a PS3 enjoying six times its original disc capacity. The Read link below leads you to the Ruliweb in its original Korean post – hope you got a good web translator or a friend who knows Korean. And the userpic there’s the reason we said she’s a she (unless he’s just using the pic to impress guys. Likely not).

There's something so beautiful about 120GB - Image 1 There's something so beautiful about 120GB - Image 2 There's something so beautiful about 120GB - Image 3 
There's something so beautiful about 120GB - Image 4 There's something so beautiful about 120GB - Image 5 There's something so beautiful about 120GB - Image 6


UPDATE: Next, GameWatch decided to do an HDD swap of their own: 60GB for 100GB. Not as impressive as psmania’s six-times pimp-up, but GameWatch does the honor of writing down the specifications of their swaps. For example, the 20GB PS3 uses Seagate LD25.1 HDDs, and the 60GB HDD is Seagate’s Momentus 5400.2 SATA. The 100GB GameWatch uses is from the same Momentus family: the 7200.1 SATA 2.5″.

You can read more about GameWatch’s HDD swap at their site here (you’ll need a translator for it, though). Beyond that, Here are their pictures of their own HDD swap:

GameWatch swaps their HDD - Image 1 GameWatch swaps their HDD - Image 2
This is what you find inside the 20GB PS3 This is what's inside the 60GB PS3 And this is the 100GB GameWatch decided to use.

Sniffle! A sweet, beautiful sight. 120GB BABY!!!

What was it, only a few moments ago that we posted the “How to replace your HDD without voiding your warranty” scans from the PS3 manual? Well, the first thing some would do upon getting their hands on the PS3 for the first time is to load up a launch title and taste all that delicious PS3 gaming goodness. An intrepid PS3 owner, psmania, though, decided that the first thing she’d (yes she, maybe) do is swap out the 20GB SATA drive for, uh, she dunno, how about 120GB?

In her Korean-language post (yes, Korean) on Ruliweb.com she describes and pictures the HDD-replacement process. Now, we can’t verify from here if she’s done the real deal – not after an HDD capacity photoshopping bit cropped up on teh intarwebs – but by comparing these shots with the manual scans from earlier, we can be fairly confident that psmania just pimped her PS3 out big-time.

Enjoy the pictures of a PS3 enjoying six times its original disc capacity. The Read link below leads you to the Ruliweb in its original Korean post – hope you got a good web translator or a friend who knows Korean. And the userpic there’s the reason we said she’s a she (unless he’s just using the pic to impress guys. Likely not).

There's something so beautiful about 120GB - Image 1 There's something so beautiful about 120GB - Image 2 There's something so beautiful about 120GB - Image 3 
There's something so beautiful about 120GB - Image 4 There's something so beautiful about 120GB - Image 5 There's something so beautiful about 120GB - Image 6


UPDATE: Next, GameWatch decided to do an HDD swap of their own: 60GB for 100GB. Not as impressive as psmania’s six-times pimp-up, but GameWatch does the honor of writing down the specifications of their swaps. For example, the 20GB PS3 uses Seagate LD25.1 HDDs, and the 60GB HDD is Seagate’s Momentus 5400.2 SATA. The 100GB GameWatch uses is from the same Momentus family: the 7200.1 SATA 2.5″.

You can read more about GameWatch’s HDD swap at their site here (you’ll need a translator for it, though). Beyond that, Here are their pictures of their own HDD swap:

GameWatch swaps their HDD - Image 1 GameWatch swaps their HDD - Image 2
This is what you find inside the 20GB PS3 This is what's inside the 60GB PS3 And this is the 100GB GameWatch decided to use.

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