hit tracker

PS3 officially gets a 500GB hard drive

Discussion in 'PlayStation Gaming News' started by Zeus, Feb 2, 2010.

By Zeus on Feb 2, 2010 at 8:30 AM
  1. 11,051
    0
    0
    Zeus

    Zeus MaxConsole News Team

    Joined:
    May 29, 2003
    Location:
    Athens
    Home Page:
    Hardware maker Bufalo is set to release an officially licensed 500GB external hard drive for the PS3. This tactic comes due to anticipation of the upcoming release of the 'Tone' digital video record equipment.

    <blockquote>PC hardware maker Buffalo is about to take new steps in official PlayStation licensing. The company announced today two external hard drives that have been granted official recognition from Sony. According to Buffalo, this is the first time Sony has granted licensing to hard drive peripherals, a move that comes in anticipation of March's release of PS3's "Torne" digital video recorder kit.

    Both drives have 500GB capacity and connect to the PS3 via an included USB 2.0 cable. The ¥14,800 Piano Black HD-AV500U2/SC sits horizontally and has a meter on its front showing remaining space. The ¥11,800 Black HD-CL500U2/SC stands vertically but lacks the meter.</blockquote>

    News Source: <a href="http://www.andriasang.com/e/blog/2010/02/02/buffalo_500_gig_hard_drive/" target="_blank">Andriasang</a>
     

Comments

Discussion in 'PlayStation Gaming News' started by Zeus, Feb 2, 2010.

    1. 6,612
      425
      83
      tech3475

      tech3475 Loyal Member

      Joined:
      Jul 2, 2007
      I can get a 1TB drive for less than that!

      Besides the meter, what is the point of this product? Or is this just marketing.
       
    2. 2,651
      35
      48
      kneehighspy

      kneehighspy Loyal Member

      Joined:
      Oct 20, 2003
      Occupation:
      Early Retirement, Relaxation
      Location:
      usa
      gotta agree, why not just buy a bare bones 500gb 2.5" drive for cheap and replace the existing drive? no real need for this product. 1tb 2.5" drives have been announced recently also.
       
    3. 121
      0
      0
      (IRE)Wolfman

      (IRE)Wolfman Loyal Member

      Joined:
      Aug 31, 2007
      Location:
      Ireland
      http://buffalo.jp/products/new/2010/001080.html

       
    4. 2,415
      0
      0
      crypysmoker

      crypysmoker Loyal Member

      Joined:
      Jan 15, 2006
      Occupation:
      Bothering people
      Location:
      A hole in a box somewhere over the rainbow
      Sooo.. Sony has trudged into MS territory on this one. You can already plug in whatever external USB drive you want as long as its formatted properly... which this one will also have to be.

      So were paying that much for the meter on the front?? You cant transfer from ps3 to HDD (unless its saves or backups) so...

      I just dont understand the point in some of these things. I guess cause im not a normal idiot consumer
       
    5. 1,817
      0
      0
      sirxlaughs

      sirxlaughs Loyal Member

      Joined:
      Aug 5, 2006
      These are external drives in fancy cases in anticipation of the upcoming DVR kit for the PS3.
       
    6. 121
      0
      0
      (IRE)Wolfman

      (IRE)Wolfman Loyal Member

      Joined:
      Aug 31, 2007
      Location:
      Ireland
      Exactly they are for looks and ease of use, they are not Branded SONY. And you can still use other drives if you want! Its just that its guaranteed to work out of the box, because its got SONY's seal of aproval. Like when you buy PC stuff and it say 'Windows 7 Ready'
       
    7. 121
      0
      0
      (IRE)Wolfman

      (IRE)Wolfman Loyal Member

      Joined:
      Aug 31, 2007
      Location:
      Ireland
      Sony aren't getting money from this.
       
    8. 1,817
      0
      0
      sirxlaughs

      sirxlaughs Loyal Member

      Joined:
      Aug 5, 2006
      The product is officially licensed. So, I would guess that Sony is getting something for it.
       
    9. 2,415
      0
      0
      crypysmoker

      crypysmoker Loyal Member

      Joined:
      Jan 15, 2006
      Occupation:
      Bothering people
      Location:
      A hole in a box somewhere over the rainbow
      Might wana check up on your licensing FAQ. Why would sony put thier name on something they didnt make without a profit?
       
    10. 2,358
      0
      0
      QrafTee

      QrafTee Loyal Member

      Joined:
      Dec 28, 2007
      Speaking of which, don't you find it annoying that Windows Vista/7 doesn't allow you to format larger hard drives to FAT32? Any why Sony chose to limit itself to just FAT32... beyond me.
       
    11. 0
      0
      0
      ufc-pride

      ufc-pride Guest

      just use fat32format.exe works a treat!! formats the any drive to FAT32 in seconds!!
       

Share This Page