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20GB PS3 question, can this work?


So, I know that the PS3 20GB version has been can canceled. By I got this idea, and I want you to tell me if it’s possible or not.

Let’s say I buy the 20GB version, with backward compatibility of course, so I now have a PS3 which can play PS1 and PS2 games. Then, I take its hard drive out, and instead, put the samsung 250GB version.

Would that make me have a 200GB (’cause I heard the PS3 will only use 200GB out of the 250GB for some reason) PS3 that can play PS1 and PS2 games?

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  1. Hey, it can work, its just not as simple as that.

    firstly, the reason u wont get the full 250gb, is that the formatting process uses some of that space for basic formatting of the hdd (hard disk drive). same thing happens when u buy a PC online, and ask for 250gb of hdd, what u get is a bit less, because of the formatting of the drive.

    try this link, for a step by step process on how to change out the hdd. [url is not allowed]

  2. You won’t have full 250GB but around 250GB.

    And yes, this method will work.

    Thing is, you’re missing out on WiFi and the grey/chrome finish on the PS3.

  3. It’ll work. You’ll get ~250GB of memory. But 20GB doesn’t have wi-fi and a card reader. And don’t buy Samsung HDD, get Western Digital instead.

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