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Dec 14 2012
By: X-Soket760-X First Son 3 posts
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getting a new hdd

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so i have 150 gb and i am upgrading to a  westen digital scorpio black 500 gb . so i just back up my files in to a flashdrive and put the flashdrive in  my ps3 and click restore when im done putting in my new hdd ?or do i have to do other things? please help(:

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Re: getting a new hdd

Dec 14, 2012

You'll need more than a flash drive to back up a 160GB PS3, unless you don't actually need a bigger hard drive yet; but basically that is it.  Make a backup with the Backup Utility to a USB storage device (flash drive or USB external hard drive), replace the hard disk, install the PS3 System software on the new hard drive (you have to download it to a USB storage device, as if you were updating the PS3 via PC), and then restore the backup to the new hard drive.  Don't format your old hard drive until you verify that the backup restored successfully. You may need to reinstall the old hard drive, and start again, if there is a problem restoring the data.

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Dec 14, 2012

im supposed to format it?

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You would only format the old PS3 hard drive if you wanted to use it for something else after the upgrade was finished.  The new PS3 hard drive will be formatted by the PS3 firmware.

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Re: getting a new hdd

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thanks you answered my question(: so is this going to work on my ps3  

(Western Digital Scorpio Blue 500 GB Bulk/OEM Hard Drive 2.5 Inch, 8 MB Cache, 5400 RPM SATA II WD5000BEVT)    and is this usb going to work for my ps3? i only need 43 gb of free space so will itbackup everything? (Transcend 64 GB JetFlash 500 Retractable USB 2.0 Flash Drive TS64GJF500 (Black)

 

 

 

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X-Soket760-X wrote:

im supposed to format it?


This is seriously the correct answer? You're a ...................aw forget it. :smileymad: Marking your own non-answer correct is AWESOMESAUCE!!!!! Especially if you're a ..................................

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Dec 17, 2012
if the old hdd you replaced is still functional you can get an empty hdd case (external) at most computer stores $20 or less and use it for backups or extra storage.
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