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No there is 2 types of hdd on the ps3 one is for the internal that connects via sata, and the other is external and uses usb.

The internal have to be a 2.5 inch drive it basically a laptop drive, its impossible to fit a 3.5 inch desktop hdd bc its not room enough. Now sony doesn't give a official hdd limit but listen just as long its 2.5 inch and spins at 5400 rpm than it should be good. Some people claim 7200 rpm overheats, but I got a 5400 and it works like a champ. This Western Digital 1 TB (1.000 GB) works bc its 2.5 inch and 5400 rpm.

With the external its theoretical infinite bc you can use hubs to switch between the hdd so its really infinite of how many drives you can have connected into the system.

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