PS3 Slim to get HDD boost
'I think we'll need a bigger disk...'
Sony is to upgrade the capacity of the PlayStation 3's hard drive in Japan at the end of the month, paving the way for a similar boost over here.
The PS3 currently comes with a choice of 120GB or 250GB hard drive , but two new models out on 29 July in the Land of the Rising Sun see that capacity rise to 160GB and 320GB, respectively.
new machines' model numbers are CECH-2500A and CECH-2500B - the current models, tweaked in March, are the CECH-2100A and CECH-2100B.
The new numbers appeared on the US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) website last month, so it's clear the higher-capacity units are certainly coming to North America. It seems very unlikely Sony  won't bring them to the UK too.
This won't help folk who already own a PS3, of course, but they may well have upgraded their console's hard drive manually - not a difficult process, as you can see here . ®