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4 years ago#1
I am planning on getting a new HDD for my ps3 cause my 120gb has run out (Thanks to PS+) I am wondering what transfers to the external hdd when I do my backup though. I have the TMNT HD remake, which is no longer available for download on the PS store, and i really dont want to lose that. I was also wondering about some of my saves that can't be copied, like my SSFIV save. Am I going to lose those?
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4 years ago#2
no saves will be lost. games will be copied unless you're moving the hard drive to ANOTHER console, but that's not what you're going to do.

you'll probably have to re-activate PSN content after switching drives, but that won't waste your activations.
4 years ago#3
AnonUnknown posted...
no saves will be lost. games will be copied unless you're moving the hard drive to ANOTHER console, but that's not what you're going to do.

you'll probably have to re-activate PSN content after switching drives, but that won't waste your activations.


False.

Copy protected saves will be lost.

Anyway, what you want to do is get a new PS3; maybe that 500 GB super slim model. Connect the 2 with an ethernet cable. Transfer everything that way.

Why?

1. Easier
2. EVERYTHING (including copy protected data) will transfer over.
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4 years ago#6
^ no? AFAIK, copy-protected saves will be transfered if you're doing a full backup ON THE SAME CONSOLE. he's not planning to get another PS3.
4 years ago#7
xxnike629xx posted...
AnonUnknown posted...
no saves will be lost. games will be copied unless you're moving the hard drive to ANOTHER console, but that's not what you're going to do.

you'll probably have to re-activate PSN content after switching drives, but that won't waste your activations.


False.

Copy protected saves will be lost.

Anyway, what you want to do is get a new PS3; maybe that 500 GB super slim model. Connect the 2 with an ethernet cable. Transfer everything that way.

Why?

1. Easier
2. EVERYTHING (including copy protected data) will transfer over.


So instead of $50 you recommend I spend $200? That makes sense. And how is it easier? I'm still transferring one thing to another.

anyways, will copy protected saves from the cloud still work once I transfer to a new hdd?
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4 years ago#9
changing hard drive is easy, and Cloud saving accepts all saves and they'll still work.
4 years ago#10
xxnike629xx posted...
AnonUnknown posted...
no saves will be lost. games will be copied unless you're moving the hard drive to ANOTHER console, but that's not what you're going to do.

you'll probably have to re-activate PSN content after switching drives, but that won't waste your activations.


False.

Copy protected saves will be lost.

Anyway, what you want to do is get a new PS3; maybe that 500 GB super slim model. Connect the 2 with an ethernet cable. Transfer everything that way.

Why?

1. Easier
2. EVERYTHING (including copy protected data) will transfer over.


incorrect the backup utility backs up EVERYTHING including copy protected saves.. and the copy protected saves transfer if youre putting them on the SAME ps3.. only if you use a different ps3 will copy protected saves be lost

http://manuals.playstation.net/document/en/ps3/current/settings/backuputility.html


notice it says some types of backup data cannot be restored to ANOTHER ps3.... that doesnt apply if its the SAME ps3
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