The Playstation 3 makes it pretty easy to swap out the hard drive it comes with with a larger one. You simply slide out the old hard drive, slide in the new one, format it, and you're good to go. But what if you're looking to get a bit more fancy? Like by inserting a flash-based SSD drive rather than a traditional HDD that the PS3 is expecting.
Well, you'll need to do a bit of work, but it's definitely possible. The benefits should be faster load times, although you shouldn't expect to see huge differences in speed. Also, look to drop a ton of cash on this little upgrade, as an 80GB SSD will set you back a whopping $600, more than the price of the console itself. If you're rich and adventurous, however, it could be a fun way of making your PS3 just a bit more badass than all the other PS3s out there.