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Do you risk damaging your PS3 by installing a bigger harddrive?

#1HakuMan111386Posted 12/6/2012 4:09:44 AM
I'm curious to know how difficult it is to install one. I am interested in possibly buying one for more space.
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#2jammiesPosted 12/6/2012 4:11:09 AM
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#3popping4itPosted 12/6/2012 4:14:17 AM
lol no
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#4HakuMan111386(Topic Creator)Posted 12/6/2012 4:17:44 AM
How do I install a new one and how do I move my files to a hard drive? how does it work?
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#5EoinPosted 12/6/2012 4:23:10 AM
There are dozens of guides out there on how to change, ranging from video guides to step-by-step photo guides to simple text guides to the guide in the PS3 manual itself.

I'd suggest using one (or more) of those rather than relying on something written quickly here.

As for moving files, to do this, you will almost certainly want an external hard drive. Connect that to your PS3 through USB, use the Backup Utility, swap the internal hard drives, then use the Restore Utility.

Backups back up everything and can take ages if you have lots of stuff on your hard drive, so you may want to delete anything you can easily get back (for example game installs and videos that you also have stored on PC).
#6HakuMan111386(Topic Creator)Posted 12/6/2012 4:29:30 AM
I'm screwed if I have games with locked saves though. How do I know which games have locked saves?
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#7EoinPosted 12/6/2012 4:30:41 AM
HakuMan111386 posted...
I'm screwed if I have games with locked saves though. How do I know which games have locked saves?

Games with locked saves will transfer from one hard drive to another through the Backup Utility.
#8HakuMan111386(Topic Creator)Posted 12/6/2012 4:31:20 AM
Also, is this a good "How to" guide on installing a new hard drive?:

http://www.ehow.com/how_5359440_upgrade-ps-slim-hard-drive.html

I'm just curious. I don't want to be using a guide that's not good.
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#9crazyman32Posted 12/6/2012 4:32:50 AM
HakuMan111386 posted...
I'm screwed if I have games with locked saves though. How do I know which games have locked saves?


click triangle on a save then click information it will tell you.
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#10EoinPosted 12/6/2012 4:36:07 AM
HakuMan111386 posted...
Also, is this a good "How to" guide on installing a new hard drive?:

http://www.ehow.com/how_5359440_upgrade-ps-slim-hard-drive.html

I'm just curious. I don't want to be using a guide that's not good.

It covers everything. It's fairly basic but nothing there is incorrect. There are better guides but this isn't a bad one.