Hardware Secrets
Home | Camera | Case | CE | Cooling | CPU | Input | Memory | Mobile | Motherboard | Networking | Power | Storage | Video | Other
Content
Articles
Editorial
First Look
Gabriel’s Blog
News
Reviews
Tutorials
Main Menu
About Us
Awarded Products
Datasheets
Dictionary
Download
Drivers
Facebook
Links
Manufacturer Finder
Newsletter
RSS Feed
Test Your Skills
Twitter
Newsletter
Subscribe today!
Recommended
iPad and iPhone Tips and Tricks: For iOS 5 on iPad 2 and iPhone 4/4s
iPad and iPhone Tips and Tricks: For iOS 5 on iPad 2 and iPhone 4/4s, by Jason Rich (Que Publishing), starting at $0.01


Home » CE
Anatomy of the Playstation 3
Author: Gabriel Torres 106,964 views
Type: Articles Last Updated: October 9, 2008
Page: 5 of 9
The Blu-Ray Drive

The Blu-Ray drive that comes with Playstation 3 can read BD (Blu-Ray) discs at 2x (72 Mbps, i.e., 9 MB/s), DVDs at 8x (8.1 MB/s) and CDs at 24x (3,600 KB/s). As you can see this is a very simple unit (all Blu-Ray players have a minimum speed of 2x, so 2x here isn’t really an advantage).

Sony Playstation 3
click to enlarge
Figure 17: Playstation 3 Blu-Ray drive.

Sony Playstation 3
click to enlarge
Figure 18: Playstation 3 Blu-Ray drive.

Sony Playstation 3
click to enlarge
Figure 19: Chips used on the Blu-Ray drive.

The chips used on the Blu-Ray drive that comes with the Playstation 3 are the following:

  • Main controller (DSP, Digital Signal Processor): Sony CXD5065
  • Secondary controller (FEP, Front End Processor): Sony CXA2720
  • Motor driver (1): Rohm BA5888FP, used to drive the motors.
  • Motor driver (2): Rohm BD7956FS, used to drive the motors.
  • Flash ROM: Spansion S29AL008D (8 Mbit, 1 MB), used to store the drive’s firmware.
  • RAM (buffer): ESMT M12L64164A-7TG (64 Mbit, 8 MB), so this unit has an 8 MB buffer.
Print Version | Send to Friend | Bookmark Article « Previous |  Page 5 of 9  | Next »

Related Content
  • Adapting a Super Nintendo Joystick to a PC
  • Samsung BD-P1400 Blu-Ray Player Review
  • Patriot Box Office Media Player Review
  • Netflix on Playstation 3 Review
  • Inside the Magnavox Odyssey2

  • RSSLatest Content
    ASRock Z97 Anniversary Motherboard
    December 16, 2014 - 4:27 AM
    Gigabyte H81M-S2PH Motherboard
    December 12, 2014 - 3:05 AM
    Aerocool Dead Silence Case Review
    December 2, 2014 - 3:00 AM
    NZXT S340 Case Review
    November 27, 2014 - 3:45 AM
    AMD A4-5000 CPU Review
    November 26, 2014 - 3:10 AM
    Samsung Galaxy Note Pro 12.2 Tablet Review
    November 25, 2014 - 3:00 AM
    ASUS X99-PRO Motherboard
    November 5, 2014 - 3:00 AM
    ASRock QC5000-ITX Motherboard
    November 4, 2014 - 3:00 AM
    Gigabyte X99-UD3 Motherboard
    October 30, 2014 - 8:30 AM
    ASUS X99-A Motherboard
    October 29, 2014 - 3:00 AM







    © 2004-14, Hardware Secrets, LLC. All rights reserved.
    Advertising | Legal Information | Privacy Policy
    All times are Pacific Standard Time (PST, GMT -08:00)