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If my PS3 dies this summer... Can I salvage my HDD?

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4 years ago#1
I'm thinking about upgrading my HDD to a much larger one. Right now I have the MGS4 80GB BC PS3 but it's running really hot this summer.

I've gotten a lot of use out of it since 2008. It's been on every day since then and I've had no problems but I think this summer might be its retirement home years.

My question is if it ends up overheating and / or just flat-out dying, will my HDD still be fine or should I hold off with the upgrade until I get a new PS3?
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"Your uncle was so dumb he paid the full price of a new PS2 to rent it for a week? Your family tree must be a straight line." - Finlandia
4 years ago#2
If the PS3 dies, the HDD dies as well. Simple as that. You better back up your stuff now.
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4 years ago#3
If you put that HDD into another PS3 it will wipe/format it for the one you are putting it in. Effectively killing everything you had on it.
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When I read about the evils of drinking, I gave up reading.
4 years ago#4
Damn... I guess I won't upgrade until it dies then
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"Your uncle was so dumb he paid the full price of a new PS2 to rent it for a week? Your family tree must be a straight line." - Finlandia
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