Xecuter PS3 HDXT and IDE to SATA Adapter Sample: "We received a sample from MrModchips.co.uk of Xecuter's first products for the PlayStation3 ... the 'PS3 HDXT' (Hard Drive Xtender) and 'IDE to SATA Adapter'.
The Xecuter PS3 HDXT is a caddy type frame that plugs into the PS3 internally where the 2.5' Sata drive would normally slot. You then clip on the matching faceplate and bingo you now have a clean external Sata connection. No frills and no fuss. You can now add any hard drive you wish and connect it any way you wish. We have also designed a simple but cost effective Sata to IDE convertor.
You will have to power your new HDD externally ... either with a 220/110V to molex/sata-power adapter or you can buy one of those external/cased SATA HDDs from companies like LaCie, Seagate and others. Also note that once your PS3 is connected with an external drive you can no longer put your console vertically as the adapter is on the bottom.
The 'IDE to SATA Adapter' (sold separately) allows you to easily connect any IDE HDD with your PS3.
Video of the PS3 HDXT in action ... with a normal PC (cheap) 3.5' Seagate 500GB SATA drive ... powered with a 220V-molex/sata adapter.
Download higher resolution xvid video here
The packaging of the 'PS3 HDXT' and 'IDE to SATA Adapter'
The complete package!
The 'PS3 HDXT' comes with the caddy adapter and a front plate with hole for the external SATA connector.
The 'IDE to SATA Adapter' comes with the converter PCB to translate IDE into SATA and a cable to power this PCB from a molex power.
More Close-Up Pictures:
* Front PCB IDE to SATA Adapter: low-res | high-res
* Back PCB IDE to SATA Adapter: low-res | high-res
* PS3 HDXT caddy adapter: low-res | high-res
To install the PS3 HDXT, remove the original HDD and plug-in the PS3 HDXT caddy adapter, put the screw back and then click-in the special front plate you get with the package:
PS3 HDXT installed with a Seagte 500GB SATA drive:
Buy Now: MrModchips.co.uk[19eur, 38eur with IDE-SATA] | consoleshop[HDXT $20] | consoleshop[IDE-SATA $20]
Official Website: www.team-xecuter.com"
(Via PS3Scene News.)