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It works great, but also manage the environment
on July 22, 2016
This device *can* help with the heat issues inherent in the old 1st and 2nd gen backward compatible PS3 models, but that is only part of the equation. The venting design of those original PS3's (CECHA01, CECHB01, CECHC01, and CECHE01) is terrible, and in my experience this gem works quite well long-term if you follow the same kind of procedures that you would with a high end PC. Don't run it in an enclosed space where there are 5 sides closed such as an entertainment center with closed back. If possible stand it on its side instead of laying it flat. Heat rises and there is no active cooling on the top side of the console. If you are going to be away for a while, turn it off. If you are going to be away for less than 20 minutes or so, leave it running. Simple common sense steps along with the additional cooling from the Evercool Defender fan will keep your console running cooler.