I've tried searching but have found no one who has tried. I am wondering if it is possible to do a complete data transfer between one PS3 and another? I'm not talking about copying the data file for GT5 exclusively but rather connecting two PS3's together via Ethernet and transfering the entire PS3 data set using the Data Transfer Utility.
A little background - My PS3 is one of the original 160 slims. The HDMI connector gets unbearably hot (to hot to touch) and as a result raises the temp of my PS3 unit as well. It is in a very well ventilated area and clear of all dust. It gets this hot (measured in excess of 150 degrees F) just sitting at the XMB. It scares me to think of how hot it gets when I'm actually playing GT5 for several hours. So I am going to see if a newer unit has the same problem with the HDMI cable. No unit should produce so much heat that a cable cannot be touched.
So just to be clear, I am asking if anyone has tried a complete data transfer between two PS3 units and been able to successfully play their GT5 game. I really don't want to get into a discussion about electric thermodynamic laws that I have seen in many other threads regarding this HDMI heat issue.
Thank you for your help!
try reading the manual:
come back posting if you still have questions...
I have already familiarized myself with the manual (i have it open in another tab as we speak) and it sounds like it will work however, I am just wondering if anyone has had success doing it specifically with GT5 saved games.
My old 60GB PS3 YLOD'd on me the other day so I bought the 160GB Slim. I used the towel/hairdryer trick to bring my 60GB back to life for long enough to do a full transfer via ethernet cable to the new console. GT5 and everything on the old hard drive was transferred and they work.
Don't just do backups of the HDD. They only work on the PS3 you did the backup with.