Updating ps3 system

05 Aug

To get the hard drive out of a Slim PS3, you need to turn it off, turn it over and pull off a little plastic flap on its underside. The PS3's hard drive is fixed to a metal plate using four little screws on its underside.

Make sure it's fully inserted, though, or the drive won't actually be attached properly.

Now simply work your way back, putting back the plastic cover, putting the main screw back and re-seating the flap.

We apologize for the confusion and appreciate your understanding.

Original post: Later today, the next system software update for PS3 (version 4.50) will be available.

If you opt for a 5400rpm drive, another spec you should see listed alongside capacity, you'll get similar performance to the standard PS3 HDD.

Upgrade to a 7200rpm hard drive or a more expensive 2.5-inch SSD, though, and you'll see significantly improvements to load times.

The hard drive we're using here is a basic 5400rpm 500GB model.

Unlike the PS4, the PS3 lets you back-up all your saved games to a USB stick in one go, or even back-up almost all of your data (anything that DRM does not bar) before throwing out the old HDD.

The PS3 may not be hot news in the game world anymore, but we can guarantee you probably still haven't played half of its best titles and we're still waiting on the PS4 to really show us its best.

However, most models of Sony's last console don't have enough hard drive space to store all that many game installs.