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Do i need two hard drives when upgrading my PS3?

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User Info: STN79

STN79
4 years ago#1
Am i going to need one for the back up utility and another for extra space? Couldn't i just back everything up on an external and then use that one in the PS3?

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inkatchi
4 years ago#2
I also wanna know this.
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User Info: stalepie29

stalepie29
4 years ago#4
http://manuals.playstation.net/document/en/ps3/current/settings/backuputility.html

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

Saves can usually be copied over to flash drives or external hard drives. Some are copy-protected to prevent cheaters. All saves can be uploading to PS+, a subscription service and then downloaded back onto your new drive. Games bought from the store have to be downloaded again. Movies I think are one-time purchases.

User Info: OmegaDL50

OmegaDL50
4 years ago#5
The Data Transfer Utility in the System Settings which will transfer everything from an old HDD to a new one. This even transfers copy protected content too.
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OmegaDL50
4 years ago#6
Well some, copy protected content. Mostly limited to saves. stalepie is correct in regards to movies and certain content being untransferable.
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User Info: Crimson Skys

Crimson Skys
4 years ago#7
Can't you just connect the PS3's together directly?
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User Info: STN79

STN79
4 years ago#8
I got the new hard drive and i wanna use it for my back up. Once the PS3 is backed up can't i take out the original drive and replace it with the back up i just made? Seems like i could. Rather than needing to buy two separate drives which would cost alot more.

User Info: GoodOlWandu

GoodOlWandu
4 years ago#9
STN79 posted...
I got the new hard drive and i wanna use it for my back up. Once the PS3 is backed up can't i take out the original drive and replace it with the back up i just made? Seems like i could. Rather than needing to buy two separate drives which would cost alot more.


You have to backup to an external hard drive because the ps3 always re-formats the new hard drive that gets installed.
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User Info: STN79

STN79
4 years ago#10
Oh well that makes sense. Good thing i only need 160 gigs worth for my external back up. This is my first time doing this so sorry if this was a stupid question.
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