PlayStation 3 Super Slim

In 2012, Sony Entertainment announced that the company would be releasing a new version of its 2006 Playstation 3 console. The new console is call the Playstation 3 Super Slim and is identified by the model number, CECH-4000. The PlayStation 3 Super Slim (CECH400x) is the third version of the PS3 video game console produced by Sony Computer Entertainment. It was released October 25, 2012.

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How do I upgrade the memory on the 12GB model?

A friend of mine has a 12GB model of this device and I understand that this does not contain a hard drive. How do I add an internal hard drive so that I can increase the memory?

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We don't have a guide, but our teardown shows you where the hard drive bay is. Any 2.5" laptop hard drive should plug-and-play just fine.

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Hi Alex. You or your friend must buy HDD bracket. This operation is easy and will not cancel warranty. All necessary screws and instructions will be in the package. PS3 also can work with 1Tb HDD. Package looks like this: http://community.us.playstation.com/t5/i...

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How do I upgrade to HDD for more free space on PlayStation 3

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No1 liked Sony's idea creating a ps3 with flash memory (12gb) You can use and external hard drive but it will cost u money so...

I recommend u too use the cheapest bracket which is the 40gb i think . It's good for storing game file directories but not meant for huge games but still worth it .Dont worry if u have a low hdd on ur ps3. Other method is: Instead of bracket, u can use an 2.5 inch SATA drive, mostly found on pc or laptops,they vary accrording to their RPM. 5400 rpm is enough for ps3. For further help, use youtube

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As i said , you don't have to use SATA everytime u want to upgrade your hdd. U can use their memory drive and if it doesnt fit te ps3 hdd place , u have to use a kind of credit card(expired) or smth like that.i used my old pc storage and succeeded. Good luck!

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Can use any 2.5" sata hdd also you need a hdd slim cage... find both on ebay!

Or you can use a bit of card top and bottom to hold the hdd in place. You must secure the drive so it cant move about.

Otherwise the hdd kind of floats held only by the sata port... not recommended as a slightest move of the ps3 can dislodge it!

See my vid about 3 minute mark. Whear i do this on a PS3 slim for an example.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=eUpZWiXCoF...

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