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User Info: HakuMan111386

HakuMan111386
4 years ago#1
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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jammies
4 years ago#2
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popping4it
4 years ago#3
lol no
Still hoping for a Shenmue 3.

User Info: HakuMan111386

HakuMan111386
4 years ago#4
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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User Info: Eoin

Eoin
4 years ago#5
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).

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HakuMan111386
4 years ago#6
I'm screwed if I have games with locked saves though. How do I know which games have locked saves?
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User Info: Eoin

Eoin
4 years ago#7
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.

User Info: HakuMan111386

HakuMan111386
4 years ago#8
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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crazyman32
4 years ago#9
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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User Info: Eoin

Eoin
4 years ago#10
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.
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