Well, we knew it was only a matter of days, in fact hours, before someone would tear apart Sony’s newest video game console, the Slim PS3.  Based on iFixit’s walk through it looks surprisingly easily to dismantle and best of all it appears as if only a few screws need to be removed to unhinge the 120GB hard drive.  In fact, the hard drive is just a standard issued Toshiba laptop drive (model #:MK1255GSX) so there shouldn’t be anything stopping you from swapping it out for a 320GB or 500GB.  Unless of course the machine’s firmware prevents this sort of thing, but I’m sure someone will find a work around when need be.

I wonder what the implications of tossing in a 7200rpm drive with a higher cache would be? Faster load times?


Christen Costa

Grew up back East, got sick of the cold and headed West. Since I was small I have been pushing buttons - both electronic and human. With an insatiable need for tech I thought "why not start a blog focusing on technology, and use my dislikes and likes to post on gadgets."