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Can I use cloud for the trial period? I plan on switching drives and activated it from GOW purchase. I do not see why I shoud even have to purchase PS Plus to do so when I don't plan on using much space. You have 1 Gig for Ps Plus but you can at least give some free space to those without. I do not even need 100 megs of space so I do not feel like paying 18 dollars to do this. I would use usb chips but that is not allowed for certain games. I have an external drive but I do not want to erase to format it.

 

Google Cloud gives you free space and it's not even a gaming network.

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Can I use cloud for the trial period? I plan on switching drives and activated it from GOW purchase. I do not see why I shoud even have to purchase PS Plus to do so when I don't plan on using much space. You have 1 Gig for Ps Plus but you can at least give some free space to those without. I do not even need 100 megs of space so I do not feel like paying 18 dollars to do this. I would use usb chips but that is not allowed for certain games. I have an external drive but I do not want to erase to format it.

 

Google Cloud gives you free space and it's not even a gaming network.


Just because Google gives out free cloud storage has nothing to do with this, If you want to make use of the cloud as a save option you have to be a subscriber to PS Plus, end of story.

 

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Why does it not? More people are using Google and putting up more space than this. Why should I pay to get a gig when I only need a small amount? Should I buy just because they say so? That's not conveniant or friendly. What if I didn't want PS plus for anything else?

 

The trial does allow cloud so that is good.

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If I did not have the trial I would not have been able to get my saves which don't use much space and not worth 18 dollars. I would of used my USB but I cannot do that because of "trophy sharing" and piracy which is understandable.I also have an external but do not feel like erasing date to reformat for the ps3's needs.

 

I need some explanation other than "that's the way it is and if you don't like it no one is forcing you to buy it."

 

All I am asking for is 50-100 megs for free.

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If I did not have the trial I would not have been able to get my saves which don't use much space and not worth 18 dollars. I would of used my USB but I cannot do that because of "trophy sharing" and piracy which is understandable.I also have an external but do not feel like erasing date to reformat for the ps3's needs.

 

I need some explanation other than "that's the way it is and if you don't like it no one is forcing you to buy it."

 

All I am asking for is 50-100 megs for free.


Either find another way to back-up your data or subscribe to PS Plus, cloud storage is part of a paid subscription, you're not getting any of it for free, end of.

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If I did not have the trial I would not have been able to get my saves which don't use much space and not worth 18 dollars. I would of used my USB but I cannot do that because of "trophy sharing" and piracy which is understandable.I also have an external but do not feel like erasing date to reformat for the ps3's needs.

 

I need some explanation other than "that's the way it is and if you don't like it no one is forcing you to buy it."

 

All I am asking for is 50-100 megs for free.


Either find another way to back-up your data or subscribe to PS Plus, cloud storage is part of a paid subscription, you're not getting any of it for free, end of.


Either way even if it is just 1GB of space, it has saved me. A month after I got my PlayStation Plus subscription, my PS3 decides to get the RLOD. If I didn't have cloud saves, I would have been out of luck with game progress.

 

I'm already at 800MB/1024MB! Well, mostly because of Fallout and Skyrim.

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You basically just answered my question with an explanation that I asked you not to give, but ok.

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You basically just answered my question with an explanation that I asked you not to give, but ok.


Because there is no other explanation. Just because you don't like the answer or don't want to hear it doesn't change the fact.

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Can I use cloud for the trial period? I plan on switching drives and activated it from GOW purchase. I do not see why I shoud even have to purchase PS Plus to do so when I don't plan on using much space. You have 1 Gig for Ps Plus but you can at least give some free space to those without. I do not even need 100 megs of space so I do not feel like paying 18 dollars to do this. I would use usb chips but that is not allowed for certain games. I have an external drive but I do not want to erase to format it.

 

Google Cloud gives you free space and it's not even a gaming network.


You don't have to format an external drive to backup your PS3, as long as that drive is formatted in FAT32 you should be good to go. When you back up a PS3 drive, it is actually compressed and placed in a folder on the external drive and can coexist with your other files.

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"Because there is no other explanation. Just because you don't like the answer or don't want to hear it doesn't change the fact." It is what is what it is for no good reason. If you don't like it don't buy it. It's their business and they are free to not be convenient or generous by giving a small amount of space for free. "You don't have to format an external drive to backup your PS3, as long as that drive is formatted in FAT32 you should be good to go. When you back up a PS3 drive, it is actually compressed and placed in a folder on the external drive and can coexist with your other files." It is not formatted to that so I would have to erase to format.
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