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Re: How to use a USB external Hard Drive on your PS3

Jun 24, 2013

is there any way to get more space on my interal hard drive? (im running very low on space)

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Re: How to use a USB external Hard Drive on your PS3

Jun 24, 2013

superlo123 wrote:

is there any way to get more space on my interal hard drive? (im running very low on space)


Yes you replace it with a bigger drive. You'll need a 2.5" SATA no higher than 9.5mm. Here's a 1T that should be all you'll ever need.

 

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136927

 

Do a back up to your external first then after changing the internal do the restore.

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Jun 25, 2013
ok thank you for all your help i think i'll give it a go. i already found a tutorial on how to replace it and it looks simple enough.
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Re: How to use a USB external Hard Drive on your PS3

Jun 28, 2013

please help! ok so i got the hard drive (the same one you suggested) and when i put it in I get a messege telling me that the system storgage must be reformatted and you must reinstall the system sofware. how do i do this?

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please help! ok so i got the hard drive (the same one you suggested) and when i put it in it says that the system storage must be reformatted and you must reinstall the system software. how do i do this?
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Jul 13, 2013

I bought a 500 gb seagate slim usb external hard drive for my PS3. I plugged it into my macbook which runs MAC OS X, when I opened up the folder on my screen, I coudn't make a FAT32 partition. My PC still runs on XP. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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Jul 18, 2013
May be repeating a previous sentiment, but as long as it took me to get all of that GARBAGE from Swiss Knife off my PC It bears repeating. ~DON"T USE SWISS KNIFE! The add on crap that it brings with it is a complete shame. Changes web settings, bores deep into your programs and sucks to get rid of. Now, I have an alternative that was quick, simple to install and use and was very user friendly: Mini Tool Partition Wizard, You can also get it at download .com (but I am a fan off linking, so Here: http://download.cnet.com/MiniTool-Partition-Wizard-Home-Edition/3000-2094_4-10962200.html ) The link on the second page of this thread to the folder set up is perfect. Use it.
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Jul 28, 2013

Running out of room on my PS3's hard drive, what would be the best thing to do for hooking up an external hard drive to it? Not sure if it matters, but I intend to use it primarily for games/game data, not music/movies, etc.

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Jul 28, 2013
If you're suggesting PS+ for games/game data, I have it and it only works for save game files, you can't save data for entire games/DLC to the cloud unfortunately. I'm intending on using a 500gb external hard drive but I'm not good with this kinda thing and I don't want to accidentally wipe my hard drive or get an external that won't work for what I need it to.
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Re: How to use a USB external Hard Drive on your PS3

Jul 29, 2013

i was worried this wasnt going to work, after all this post was made a few years ago. anyway i done just how the first post suggested with my 500 gig hd. i couldnt get the swisskife to download so had to use the hp thing to format to fat32. place blank folders on it and pluged it into my ps3  and it worked. so happy, now able to clear alot of crap of both my ps3's.

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