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Playstation 3 hard drive to be sold seperately

by Steven Williamson on 16 February 2006, 10:22

Tags: PlayStation 3, Sony Computers Entertainment Europe (NYSE:SNE), PS3

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After months of speculation it appears that Sony's Playstation 3's hard drive will be sold seperately. Many people assumed that the HDD would be an extra add-on, but this is the first time that proof has appeared on an official Playstation web site. The products list on the global Playstation site clearly shows the HDD as a seperate product.

SCE Japaneses president Ken Kutaragi hinted some time ago that we could expect an 80 gigabyte size for the PS3 hard disk, double the size of the Xbox 360 HDD.

Famitsu, the Japanese website, well known for having close links with Sony, speculated back in January that 'The system will ship with a 2.5-inch hard drive slot, with a HDD sold separately.' It's also been suggested that an operating system, such as Linux, will be included.

So, currently it seems as though Sony will not be offering bundles, like Microsoft did with the 360, the PS3 hard drive will be a costly extra. No prices have been confirmed by Sony, nor has the news of the HDD been made official.


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Hmm. Not sure what to think about this one.

And isn't 80gig 4 x the size of the 360 one?

Having Linuix on it is a very good idea tho. That wouldbe a good feature. Depends mostly on the price I spose. If they make it prohibitive then it won't do well - considering todays HDD prices:O_o1:
Knowing Sony, it will be prohibitively expensive :-/
kempez815
Hmm. Not sure what to think about this one.

And isn't 80gig 4 x the size of the 360 one?

Having Linuix on it is a very good idea tho. That wouldbe a good feature. Depends mostly on the price I spose. If they make it prohibitive then it won't do well - considering todays HDD prices:O_o1:

Yeah the xbox 360 is 20GB. But, we don't know how much storage space will be actually free. For example on the 360 you have 14GB not 20GB free, so the PS3 may also be clogged up with all sorts of stuff.
True but still even if it has 10gig of operating system its still 70gb - compared to 360's 14gb with rubbish on it :p
The 360's is a laptop drive, this might be a big bertha to cut costs, hence the size.

Also, I'm sure MS Will release a 40GB and 80GB hard drive for the 360… come september