If you have owned your PS3 for some time, you may be getting low on hard drive storage space. All of the game saves, customizations, medals, screenshots, pictures, videos and music starts to build up into a mountain of data that is voraciously hungry for gigabytes.
You have to be careful not to leave too little space or your system may not operate bug-free. That’s why it pays to learn how to upgrade the PS3′s hard drive to a larger one.
It is actually easier than you might expect. Here’s a short tutorial from ApFaqTech and CNET that breaks it down to easily followed steps:
There are different hard drive capacities that you can choose from that will work with the PS3 console. Some online tutorials even include a 500GB hard drive as the replacement.
When your upgrade is done, remember to pick up a hard drive enclosure and turn your old PS3 hard drive into another handy portable drive.