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Jun 22 2013
By: Reaper_X2012 First Son 3 posts
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Can I play games (PS Plus Free Games) off an external HDD?

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I'm out of space on my PS3, and am wanting to invest in a external HDD for the console. I would like to be able to hold many new free games as they come out from PS Plus. But I'm wondering if I download games and then move the game file over to a HDD can I still play the game off of it, or do I need to be constantly changing the location of the games to the built in HDD?

 

If that's the case, then I'd rather just install a bigger HDD into my console. 

 

Thaks to all who answer.

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Jun 22, 2013

Reaper_X2012 wrote:

I'm out of space on my PS3, and am wanting to invest in a external HDD for the console. I would like to be able to hold many new free games as they come out from PS Plus. But I'm wondering if I download games and then move the game file over to a HDD can I still play the game off of it, or do I need to be constantly changing the location of the games to the built in HDD?

 

If that's the case, then I'd rather just install a bigger HDD into my console. 

 

Thaks to all who answer.



No 

Yes


That's your best bet

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Jun 22, 2013

Thanks man, I appreciate it. 

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Jun 22, 2013

Reaper_X2012 wrote:

Thanks man, I appreciate it. 


You're welcome. There are some specs for a new internal HDD you should be aware of. It must be a 2.5"SATA no higher tham 9.5mm. Here's a 1T that'll fit and is reasonably priced.

 

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822152291

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Jul 4, 2013
I'm using this drive in my PS3 with no issues:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822145848
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