When I bought my PS3 two Christmases ago, it came with an 80GB harddisk. Now after two years of coping with that little space, infusing two 500GB USB harddrives to my PS3 for media stuff, I decided the internal harddrive needed a long overdue upgrade. With the jailbreaks readily available now, and the holidays coming, this couldn’t be a more perfect time.
There are easy to follow, step-by-step tutorials here and here but they’re missing a important piece, which you could pick up straight from your user manual or from the PlayStation website. Also in case you’re wondering where you can get older firmwares, for jailbreaking or whatever reason, you can fetch ‘em here. Ain’t that a charm?
Ok I’ve done my part to give back to the web and my PS3 is restoring from the backups as we speak so hopefully the rest will be a walk in the park. Good luck to you if you’ve decided to do the same, and please drop a comment below if you run into problems.