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Nov 26 2013
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Transferring Downloaded Games/Data to a new HDD?

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I am currently using a 320gb drive on my ps3 with ps+. As I only have around 70gb left, I have a feeling I'll be capping on space pretty soon. I'd like to swap in a 1tb drive  but I don't want to redownload all the games (i has taken close to a week for maybe half of them. 

 

Is there a way to transfer all of my games to a new hard drive so I don't have to download them all again?

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Re: Transferring Downloaded Games/Data to a new HDD?

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Step By Step Instructions

 

You will need this too.

 

https://support.us.playstation.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/798

 




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Nov 27, 2013
Would it be possible to swap in the 1tb, and restore directly from the 320gb?

Otherwise, it seems like I'd need a 3rd drive (1 drive to copy data from, 1 to backup the data to, and 1 more in the ps3 itself to recieve the restore) is this correct, or am I missing something?
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You need the backup file, the data is not directly swappable.

 

External hard drives are super cheap and handy to have.

 

Here is a 1TB external for 69 bucks.

 

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/my-passport-ultra-1tb-external-usb-3-0-hard-drive/9028431.p?id=121897161... Passport&cp=1&lp=1




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Re: Transferring Downloaded Games/Data to a new HDD?

Nov 27, 2013

hey Doc, thanks for the info - i have another question, will the PS3 actually play the stored games directly off the external drive?? or do I need to transfer them back to the actual PS3 internal HD in order to play them??

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Nov 27, 2013

DarLau wrote:

hey Doc, thanks for the info - i have another question, will the PS3 actually play the stored games directly off the external drive?? or do I need to transfer them back to the actual PS3 internal HD in order to play them??


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