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PS3 hard drive running out of space. Help.plz!!!

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I have PS3 SLIM with 320gb hard drive and I am running out of space. I keep downloading games of the PSN network. Also I have PS PLUS.

Can I hook up a external hard drive to the usb port and save games to it? If yes, how? If, no what can I do to get more space?

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You can always just install a larger hard drive. I think 750 GB is the highest you can put in a PS3.

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Delete the games you're done with.
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You cannot save games to an external hard drive.  You can put game saves on the external drive, but not the games themselves...your only option is to either delete games you no longer want or play (you can always re-download them later), or you could back up your current hard drive and then install a larger one.  If you go with getting a larger hard drive be prepared to let your system run for many hours to complete the back up, especially when there is 320 GB worth of data to back up.

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semajmarc87 wrote:

You can always just install a larger hard drive. I think 1TB is the highest you can put in a PS3.



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semajmarc87 wrote:

You can always just install a larger hard drive. I think 1TB is the highest you can put in a PS3.



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Actually, 750 GB is the highest you can put in the PS3 without having to modify it. Anything higher would require you to cut or remove the HD caddy. So technically the sky is the limit if you just modify it.

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semajmarc87 wrote:

gR3yGh051 wrote:

semajmarc87 wrote:

You can always just install a larger hard drive. I think 1TB is the highest you can put in a PS3.



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Actually, 750 GB is the highest you can put in the PS3 without having to modify it. Anything higher would require you to cut or remove the HD caddy. So technically the sky is the limit if you just modify it.


actually theres a 1tb hdd that can be installed into the ps3 without cutting. unboxtheraphy (youtube) has a vid where he installed it without cutting anything. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s65HeAMhrbI

however thats for the ps3 fat not sure if the ps3 slim has a slightly smaller hdd compartment/bay

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Ok you all have some grate info on this issue, ok here my QT (Question) if I pull my old PS3's corrupted HD (Hard Drive) can I then plug in a external hard drive and use it as my new HD? Ok should I leave the old corrupt drive inplace. An plug the new EHD (External Hard Drive) an use it.

You know that dose not even sound right! The corrupt drive will keep me from using any thing. So back to my first QT can i pull the old HD and use a new EHD?

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semajmarc87 wrote:

gR3yGh051 wrote:

semajmarc87 wrote:

You can always just install a larger hard drive. I think 1TB is the highest you can put in a PS3.



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Actually, 750 GB is the highest you can put in the PS3 without having to modify it. Anything higher would require you to cut or remove the HD caddy. So technically the sky is the limit if you just modify it.


Wrong. Heres a list of several 1TB laptop hard drives that have the 9.5mm/0.37in height requirement for the PS3's drive caddy.

 

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

 

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822236221

 

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822148710

 

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

 

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822149377

 

And there are a handful of people on the forum that have 1Tb drives fitting neatly into their PS3's

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Jexter24 wrote:

however thats for the ps3 fat not sure if the ps3 slim has a slightly smaller hdd compartment/bay



Not true. the size requirement is the same. You cant get any smaller than a 2.5" drive. even SSD's are 2.5" and 9.5mm tall

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