i made a big mistake buying the 80g playstation, or so i thought. once i installed the playstation home at over 3 gigs and downloaded an hd movie that only lasts for 24 hours at 5 gigs i really thought i was screwed. 'shoulda bought the 160gig, it was only 100$ more' then i saw that you could swap the hard drive out and that even the playstation manual tells you how to. didnt realize it was so common. so obviously i bought the largest one i could, this one. it was 110$ in the store. instead of throwing another 100$ at playstation for 80 more gigs, i threw 110$ at best buy (on my best buy CC) and i got over 6 times the memory. i never swapped a hard drive out but it was incredibly simple. at first i was too gentle and didnt have it in far enough. then i got a system error but heres the solution: one thing you will need is a usb mass storage to download the system update from PS using your PC and then put the usb in the ps3 before you start it with the new hard drive. and make sure you push the hard drive in all the way!! the system is incredibly faster now too, which i did not expect, let alone for the increase to be so acute. like im talking really really fast. installing resdient evil 5 with the old 80g hd took about 20 minutes i think. last night i installed it during the commecial break of that awful red wings pitt game that crybaby crosby teams won. i am so happy i upgraded to this because now my ps3 is the ballinest and i cant stop thinking about it and i want to go home and play right now. thats why im writing this review at work. great product. if the clamp, 'J' key, and screen wasnt damaged, missing, or contained red spots, i would def buy the same exact thing for my stinky laptop. but now i will buy a cheaper laptop that performs well and install one of these to cheat again. dude its so fast, i cant wait to beat some chimera online tonight! viva la resistance!
what i dont get though, if its so simple to put that much memory into something, at such a low cost, why didnt the ps3 come with it? or my laptop? its like 100$ more to get 20g more in a laptop. im glad ive figured out how to get the most bang for the buck. learned that from my good friend pat burrell, the bat