The only things you’ll need for this quick upgrade are a small Phillip’s head screwdriver and a new larger SATA drive.The living room game console has become a central media hub for many, which can mean large movie downloads.

On environmental grounds, I couldn’t be happier about the move to digital – but it means local storage needs are growing rapidly.

The days of having a slot-in memory cartridge are far gone – a few hundred gigabytes would be modest by today’s standards. Luckily, Sony made it really easy and user-serviceable to upgrade the internal storage drive – unlike Microsoft, who locked it down and demanded you buy first-party approved models only.

Upgrading your PS3 drive will not void the warranty.

Be sure to only purchase a SATA 2.5 inch 5400 rpm internal hard drive that is formatted as Fat32 in order to ensure that it is compatible with the PS3 system.

When you upgrade the hard drive on a PS3, you are actually getting rid of the old drive.

This means that any game saves or other files on the old drive will be lost unless you back up your records first.

To back up your records, start by backing up the current hard drive. Wait for the system to completely power down and then unplug it.

Hello, i have regretably turned my ps3 off at the back many times and it told me the file system was corrupt and it needed to restore after the restore had finished it turned back on and gave me the same restore message i have since formatted it on my pc and put it back in and it says i need to connect storage media that contains update dataof version 3.72 or later i have done so and followed the appropriate file storage order and plugged my flashdrive in and it says the update data isnt even there.

Upgrading the hard drive on a Play Station 3 is a great way to improve your PS3 system.