12-12-2008 01:10 PM
Hi all. I just bought and received the Seagate Momentus ST9500325AS 500gb hard drive to upgrade my PS3. The install went fine and the PS3 formatted the drive. Once it rebooted however, I now get the error message: "Cannot start. Could not find correct hard drive." I was able to get the drive to boot up after restarting a few times, but then the error message came back on a subsequent reboot.
Anyone else have this problem with the drive?
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12-12-2008 05:45 PM
12-21-2008 05:27 AM
I have the exact same drive in my PS3. You can jumper it to limit the speed to 1.5Gb/sec to improve the detection rate. You'll need a 2mm jumper, and the pins to jumper are described in section 3.2 of the manual : http://www.seagate.com/staticfiles/support/disc/ma
However, I am finding this drive incredibly slow (with or without the jumper). Much much slower than the original 60Gb drive. In fact, too slow even to record anything on PlayTV...!
12-23-2008 10:17 AM
01-17-2009 04:02 AM
I was unable to solve the performance problems so sent the Seagate back and got a Western Digital 500GB Scorpio Blue instead. This drive seems to behave much better than the Seagate. The WD detects straight away and doesn't insist on parking its heads every few seconds like the Seagate does.