Home
Downloads
Community
Submit
Marketplace

PS3 Max HDD size

PS3 Max HDD size

Postby ryder4life » Fri Jan 12, 2018 3:34 pm

Anyone know for sure what the max hdd size for ps3 is whether it's internal or external. I keep seeing either 1.5 TB that say is the max and also see 2tb. Need to buy one for my kids ps3 and nodding forums isn't the answer
  • 0

Image

Image
User avatar
ryder4life 8
 
Posts: 1742
Joined: Thu Sep 18, 2014 10:09 pm
Location: Digital Land
Custom Title: Gamecube Preserver
Reputation: 6293

Re: PS3 Max HDD size

Postby nornor1 » Fri Jan 12, 2018 3:38 pm

sounds about right, but I think you have to watch out for the Thickness of the HDD you get too.
  • 0

Systems I own:
Spoiler:
2 DC's W & B 1 GDEMU
N64 Rgb Mod- w/ED64
PSONE w/screen- Chipped
PS2 Phat & Slim(w/Joytech LCD) both Chipped
Ps3 2x SS
Ps4
Xbox OG-Tsop flashed 2gb HDD
X360 & slim-Ixtreme
XbOneX
Sega Saturn-Chipped
Wii- modded
Wii-U
New 3ds XL
Pspgo- cfw
Ps Vita-Enzo
NES RGB mod w/ED
JVC X'EYE w/32x/Mega ED
SNES Jr.-Rgb mod w/SD2Snes
Pc-E Duo R. w/Turbo ED
NeoGeo MVS w/NeoSD.

Trustworthy Traders:
Spoiler:
emotimmyturn
turfster
reverendjohnnyblaze
ficeto001
XC-3730C
bahamutfan64
catch_2030
DreamcastDude1999
Dreamcast459
blakd3th
Superrayman3
psydefx
WARE-WOLF
SumOfAllFear5
User avatar
nornor1 6
 
Posts: 682
Joined: Mon Nov 09, 2015 5:22 pm
Reputation: 2674

Re: PS3 Max HDD size

Postby kaos_engr » Fri Jan 12, 2018 3:52 pm

ryder4life wrote:Anyone know for sure what the max hdd size for ps3 is whether it's internal or external. I keep seeing either 1.5 TB that say is the max and also see 2tb. Need to buy one for my kids ps3 and nodding forums isn't the answer
From my research, the internal HDD max size is 1TB (maybe 1.5TB iffy info) and USB attached external FAT32 formatted drives: 2TB for okay performance or 1TB for better performance. The performance issue has to do with the amount of memory required to hold the drive's file allocation table.

Notes on external HDD from another website.
Spoiler:
http://www.psdevwiki.com/ps3/Harddrive

Max volume size because of compatibility: 2TB-1 @ 512B sectors, 32KB allocation unit or 4TB-1 @ 512B sectors, 64KB allocation unit (not recommended) / absolute limit would be 16 TB for 4096 byte sectors, which is incompatible with PS3

Performance consideration: with an 8TB volume size, the file allocation table itself will be 1GB, not really practical (it is 256MB at a 2TB volume size, which is still a lot larger than ps3 memory thus negatively impacting on performance).
  • 0

User avatar
kaos_engr 7
 
Posts: 1226
Joined: Wed May 16, 2012 1:27 am
Reputation: 5042

Re: PS3 Max HDD size

Postby ryder4life » Fri Jan 12, 2018 5:19 pm

kaos_engr wrote:
ryder4life wrote:Anyone know for sure what the max hdd size for ps3 is whether it's internal or external. I keep seeing either 1.5 TB that say is the max and also see 2tb. Need to buy one for my kids ps3 and nodding forums isn't the answer
From my research, the internal HDD max size is 1TB (maybe 1.5TB iffy info) and USB attached external FAT32 formatted drives: 2TB for okay performance or 1TB for better performance. The performance issue has to do with the amount of memory required to hold the drive's file allocation table.

Notes on external HDD from another website.
Spoiler:
http://www.psdevwiki.com/ps3/Harddrive

Max volume size because of compatibility: 2TB-1 @ 512B sectors, 32KB allocation unit or 4TB-1 @ 512B sectors, 64KB allocation unit (not recommended) / absolute limit would be 16 TB for 4096 byte sectors, which is incompatible with PS3

Performance consideration: with an 8TB volume size, the file allocation table itself will be 1GB, not really practical (it is 256MB at a 2TB volume size, which is still a lot larger than ps3 memory thus negatively impacting on performance).


What if it'd a NTFS formatted drive
  • 0

Image

Image
User avatar
ryder4life 8
 
Posts: 1742
Joined: Thu Sep 18, 2014 10:09 pm
Location: Digital Land
Custom Title: Gamecube Preserver
Reputation: 6293

Re: PS3 Max HDD size

Postby AdmiralShlong » Fri Jan 12, 2018 5:26 pm

kaos_engr wrote:
ryder4life wrote:Anyone know for sure what the max hdd size for ps3 is whether it's internal or external. I keep seeing either 1.5 TB that say is the max and also see 2tb. Need to buy one for my kids ps3 and nodding forums isn't the answer
From my research, the internal HDD max size is 1TB (maybe 1.5TB iffy info) and USB attached external FAT32 formatted drives: 2TB for okay performance or 1TB for better performance. The performance issue has to do with the amount of memory required to hold the drive's file allocation table.

Notes on external HDD from another website.
Spoiler:
http://www.psdevwiki.com/ps3/Harddrive

Max volume size because of compatibility: 2TB-1 @ 512B sectors, 32KB allocation unit or 4TB-1 @ 512B sectors, 64KB allocation unit (not recommended) / absolute limit would be 16 TB for 4096 byte sectors, which is incompatible with PS3

Performance consideration: with an 8TB volume size, the file allocation table itself will be 1GB, not really practical (it is 256MB at a 2TB volume size, which is still a lot larger than ps3 memory thus negatively impacting on performance).


Good stuff here, also keep in mind the thickness as previously mentioned. It must be at least thin or ultra thin to physically fit.
  • 0

My best performance Box
Spoiler:
320GB ST3320620A 7200RPM 16MB Cache
X-DU Alpha 512KB ModChip & Toggle Switch
Gelid GC-Extreme Thermal Compound
StarTech 80 Conductor U-ATA Cable
80mm Xilence Hydro Bearing
Taiyo Yuden Clock Cap
XBMC Build 3.5.3 Dash
128MB DDR RAM
K=1.00.4817.01
TSOP=X2 4983
iND-BiOS 5004
1.0 board


Systems
Spoiler:
Dimension 4400:
CPU 2GHz 512KB cache 400MHz FSB
2GB DDR RAM
Dell Dimension 4700:
CPU 2.8GHz 1MB cache 800MHz FSB
4GB DDR RAM
360:
Corona V5
500GB Seagate Momentus HDD
Gelid GC-E Compound
HDD Door Vents
40mm Noctua FLX SSO2 PSU fan
PS2:
FAT
60mm Sunon Maglev Bearing Fan
User avatar
AdmiralShlong 3
 
Posts: 74
Joined: Tue Aug 16, 2016 3:31 am
Location: CA, USA
Custom Title: Mainboard Manipulator
Reputation: 262

Re: PS3 Max HDD size

Postby UnholyArceus » Fri Jan 12, 2018 5:30 pm

i go with 1TB always. also i think that's the max size you can have...
  • 0

Image

i got rage in Real Life!!
User avatar
UnholyArceus 13
 
Posts: 3148
Joined: Sat Dec 17, 2011 4:58 am
Reputation: 7823

Re: PS3 Max HDD size

Postby kaos_engr » Fri Jan 12, 2018 8:03 pm

ryder4life wrote:What if it'd a NTFS formatted drive


From what I've seen, only FAT12, FAT16 or FAT32 filesystems are supported not NTFS on an external USB attached drive.
  • 0

User avatar
kaos_engr 7
 
Posts: 1226
Joined: Wed May 16, 2012 1:27 am
Reputation: 5042

Re: PS3 Max HDD size

Postby noizetank » Fri Jan 12, 2018 8:23 pm

The ps3 internal HD can be upto 1.5tb any bigger and it wont allow the drive to be used. I have 1.5tb and it works perfectly fine.
I could never find any real answer online so just stuck in bigger drives until it wouldnt work.
  • 0

User avatar
noizetank 2
 
Posts: 26
Joined: Wed Sep 24, 2014 6:06 pm
Reputation: 20

Re: PS3 Max HDD size

Postby ryder4life » Fri Jan 12, 2018 8:49 pm

kaos_engr wrote:
ryder4life wrote:What if it'd a NTFS formatted drive


From what I've seen, only FAT12, FAT16 or FAT32 filesystems are supported not NTFS on an external USB attached drive.


you can use a NTFS drive at least when your on CFW. Hence why i was askin.
  • 0

Image

Image
User avatar
ryder4life 8
 
Posts: 1742
Joined: Thu Sep 18, 2014 10:09 pm
Location: Digital Land
Custom Title: Gamecube Preserver
Reputation: 6293

Re: PS3 Max HDD size

Postby bobo » Fri Jan 12, 2018 9:03 pm

ryder4life wrote:
kaos_engr wrote:
ryder4life wrote:What if it'd a NTFS formatted drive


From what I've seen, only FAT12, FAT16 or FAT32 filesystems are supported not NTFS on an external USB attached drive.


you can use a NTFS drive at least when your on CFW. Hence why i was askin.


You can use an NTFS drive with CFW, but its limited and complex. It runs games mostly fine via prepNTFS and webman MOD, but otherwise compatibility and performance is lackluster.

I recommend external, since most homebrew assumes you're loading from a USB HDD and not internally, the largest I've gotten was 2TB and it works just fine. This is my exact model:
http://goo.gl/gC8yma
It's portable, doesn't require an external PSU, and is on sale on Amazon right now. No issues at all.
  • 0

Whadd'ya Buyin'?

Modded Consoles:
Spoiler:
Xbox w/ 4:3 Splinter Cell EvoX, 1TB Xbox with XMBC via Splinter Cell. Wii w/ 4.3 SNEEK, d2x cios files: 249 v10 beta-52, 250 v10 beta-53. modded ios files: 236 via installer v6, modded ios80 w/ fakesign. PS2 w/ FMCB 1.9, OPL Daily r951, POPStarter 13 wip 06 beta 15, and ESR i-dont-know-which-version-it-is-dont-shame-me. I run PS2 games via a 1TB drive bought for it going through my NAS (which is also my secondary PC, Fedora FTW) via router ethernet. NTSC Dreamcast with DreamOS.


Click here for Unmodded console info: http://pastebin.com/cTxUdcMy
User avatar
bobo 3
 
Posts: 134
Joined: Fri Sep 02, 2016 2:43 pm
Location: Userpage #174475
Custom Title: Hallelujah, Money!
Reputation: 1610

Re: PS3 Max HDD size

Postby Berzerk » Fri Jan 12, 2018 9:38 pm

This is what I used played it safe with 1.5tb kept reading about people not able to use 2Tb.
Seagate STEA1500400 1.5 TB External Hard Drive just use a thin screw driver to crack it open.
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B019NT1P66/re ... wAbVMGRXM0

Also I am using this a 3tb external hard drive. When formatted Multiman was showing storage as 2860.987Gb pretty dang close to 3tb and I have had no problems with it other than it takes a while for all the games to show up when you refresh Multiman. Formatted fat32

https://express.google.com/product/2338 ... wAodXosIPw
  • 0

Last edited by Berzerk on Fri Jan 12, 2018 10:02 pm, edited 2 times in total.
User avatar
Berzerk 6
 
Posts: 827
Joined: Wed Sep 05, 2012 12:27 am
Location: Ohio
Custom Title: Go home and play with your Amiibos
Reputation: 3656

Re: PS3 Max HDD size

Postby acr250rider » Fri Jan 12, 2018 10:00 pm

Ryder 1TB on the internal. And internal can only be ps4 formatted which is does to a Fat32 spec. I run a 1tb on one of my CFW PS3 and share a 4 tb (partitioned) for my Wii. Also so PS3 CFW and apps do not like NTFS at all. One of mine will run the NTFS and the other won`t.
  • 0

Spoiler:
Systems owned:
(2) Nintendo
(3) Sega Genesis/ (1) Cd /32X
(2) Super Nintendo
(2) Nintendo 64
(2) Sony PS1 1 REGULAR / 1 Chipped
(2) Soft Modded PS2 Phat
Dreamcast
Panasonic 3do
(4) soft modded Original Xbox
Pokémon Gale of Darkness Gamecube W/GBA Player.
(2) Xbox 360 1 Slim/1 Phat
(2) Ps3`s one jailbroken one not.
(2) Soft modded Wii
(2) PS4
Xbox one
(2) Wii U
Saturn (running Pseudo).
Sony PSP 6.20 Pro-B9 permanent .
User avatar
acr250rider 7
 
Posts: 1178
Joined: Sun Mar 29, 2015 3:36 am
Location: OHio!
Custom Title: Its all good Bro, Lets just play some games!
Reputation: 13014

Re: PS3 Max HDD size

Postby ryder4life » Sat Jan 13, 2018 1:07 am

i really appreciate all the input from everyone. Thanks for replying. You would think as long as cfw has been around on the ps3 their would have been a guide with 100% knowledge on what works and what doesn]t
  • 0

Image

Image
User avatar
ryder4life 8
 
Posts: 1742
Joined: Thu Sep 18, 2014 10:09 pm
Location: Digital Land
Custom Title: Gamecube Preserver
Reputation: 6293

Re: PS3 Max HDD size

Postby TheTechDoc » Sat Jan 13, 2018 2:21 am

ive personally used a few 1.5TB drives with no worries, I would imagine that 2TB is the limit if I were to guess, I mean if the OG xbox can do 2tb, the ps3 should handle it, then again thats some pretty bad logic lol
  • 0

Spoiler:
2x xbox w/IND bios +1tb hdd/80gb hdd
1x ps2 slim w/fcmb 1x ps2 phat w/fhdb
1x ps1 chipped
gamecube w/sd launcher
psp 1000,go with cfw
2x dslite and dsphat w r4i/acekard2i
gameboy original/pocket/color/advance/sp/micro
2x wii w/softmod
snes
nes
n64
360 jasper RGH CR4 XL
360 slim RGH CR4 XL
PS Vita 3.60 with Henkaku
3DS 9.2.0 CFW Emunand RXtools/luma3ds
Sega dreamcast
Sega Saturn
Wiiu w/CFW 5.5.1
PS4
User avatar
TheTechDoc 8
 
Posts: 1547
Joined: Fri Sep 26, 2014 5:57 am
Location: Australia
Custom Title: Put away those fiery biscuits!
Reputation: 4311

Re: PS3 Max HDD size

Postby DCDannyDoom23 » Sat Jan 13, 2018 4:22 am

Mines a ps3 slim (was a 160GB) with a cool 750GB seagate 2.5 hdd in it. :lovetiz:
  • 0

Spoiler:
http://www.theisozone.com/user-uploads/DCDannyDoom23/ Image
PS3 - DannyDistorted26
:dc: Image BURNER Image :dc:
SUCCESSFUL Transactions with ...
VGA
ELEKTRODOG
MAJESTIC LIZARD
JBETT25
Darkweezil
Anthony817
Dashey10
Master13
jediknight52501
drumcast
ChunLiGloss
catch_2030
zombiegauze
torvik
nodots
Seear
TheOmikronNomadSoul
User avatar
DCDannyDoom23 7
 
Posts: 1370
Joined: Sun Dec 18, 2011 12:12 pm
Location: Japan
Custom Title: De Japon!
Reputation: 3518


Return to General Chat



Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 50 guests



Home | Legal Notice | DMCA Policy | DMCA File Removal Center | Contact