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Jun 02 2012
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Low on memory

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My PS3 is starting to run low on memory and I am going to take a wild guess and say that means I will not be able to use save options for new games or anything like that. My question though is what can I do to increase my hard drive's memory? I know I can delete old games and stuff like that but is there a way I can more files from the PS3 onto a USB or something like that? I am also a little fuzzy on what I need to do in order to back up everything.

Sorry that I am kinda lacking in knowing what to do but if anyone can offer any help then that would make my day.

Thank you!

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Re: Low on memory

Jun 2, 2012

You can move things onto a USB but I'd suggest getting an external hard drive and backing up your data then upgrading your PS3s HDD to something larger.

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Jun 2, 2012

Do you have any suggestions for USBs/external hard drives?

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Xannidel wrote:

Do you have any suggestions for USBs/external hard drives?

I'd get at least a 1T external that has it's own power supply. You'll need to format it FAT32. This is what I used.

http://www.softpedia.com/get/System/Hard-Disk-Utils/SwissKnife.shtml

Then check newegg.com for a 2.5" SATA HDD no higher than 9.5mm to replace your old HDD. I recently upgraded to this.

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

That'll give you more memory than you should ever need.

Before swapping drives use the back up utility then after do a restore. These are on the XMB.

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Jun 2, 2012

I will have to try this once I get the cash for the hard drive, thank you for your help.

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Come back and let us know what drives you went with and how it all turns out.

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