The PlayStation 3 (or commonly known as the PS3) is the third home computer entertainment system produced by Sony Computer Entertainment, and the successor to the PlayStation 2. It was released November 11, 2006

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HDD Replacement on PS3. Can cant one 40 gb go into another?

I have 2 ps3s in repair. After fixing one, on the second reflow, I finally backed up the data. Then I attempted to swap one hard drive into the other ps3, but could not. The message said the wrong HDD was in the ps3 and needed to be formatted. Why can I not swap 2 different HDDs? same size, both 40 gb..

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With the PS3 you can't just go and swap out the drive. The drives are mated to the console/main board. So each console needs to format the drive to mate with it. Otherwise it is not being recognized.

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So say it doesn't work again, what if I put the mainboard and HDD with a diff fan and power supply?


I would think for as long as you keep your board and drive mated, should not be a problem. Sure is an interesting question :-)


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