Reviews and Problems with Western Digital WD10JPVX
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This drive is backwards compatible with SATA 1 and works just fine in the PS3
30 August 2014
Summary: Using it on a custom firmware PS3 to load game backups off of. The PS3 uses SATA 1. This drive is backwards compatible with SATA 1 and works just fine in the PS3, but it will not perform up to SATA 3 specifications. However, you will still get the space. Loading backup PS3 games from this drive, the games play great. Even on games like The Last of Us, the loading times are much quicker than running games off the blu ray drive.
Summary: Picked this up to install in a first generation PS3 Slim (not the super slim) and it worked perfectly out of the box. After I followed the instructions from Sony for hardware installation and formatting, I'm now at a full terabyte of HD space, which I'm going to need for my PS+ subscription! While the speed is only 5400 RPM, the limitations on the PS3's SATA controller mean that buying anything faster than this is pretty much wasted money.
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26 August 2014
Summary: This was a perfect match for my laptop. When selecting a replacement hard drive remember these things. 1. I always find what RPM the old drive is and buy the same RPM for the new one, that will help stop crashes because your system was designed by the manufacturer for that speed. 2. Get the right size for your computer 2.5 inch for Laptops and 3.5 inch for Desktops. 3.
Summary: As described, I installed this on my PS3 for much needed storage and everything seems to be working fine. It did not make my PS3 any faster or better since the original HD was also a 5400RPM. However this much storage really lets you download music, pictures and games untill your heart is content. Only complaint is that i didn't do it sooner.
Summary: seems to be a pretty good drive but has a bad lag while accessing the drive. slows down game play pretty bad. and streaming on apps like HBO go makes it nearly impossible to watch due to a 3 to 5 sec freeze every few minuets. this lag is also noticeable on the main menu and on the store with the 3 to 5 second freeze every few minuets when the PS3 accesses the drive. this could be just the one i have, i don't know i'm still looking in to it.