|I installed the hard drive fresh out of the box. I inserted the HD Advance 3.0 DVD disc and started up the playstation. The hard drive was recognized right away. The program advised that the hard drive needed to be formatted. Formatting took about 1-2 minutes. The drive showed to have 279 GB of free space with 276 GB available for use. I installed 2 games right away and started using the drive. Works great.