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help with ps3 external hardrive

post #1 of 12
Thread Starter 
hi i need information on a ps3 external hardrive.
i have purchased a 1 TB wd my passport hardrive and formatted it to fat 32 because i needed more space on my first generation 60 gb ps3. All i wanted to know was that when you save a game can it be save onto the hardrive. And can files can be read from the hardrive onto the ps3????
post #2 of 12
Yes to the 2nd question, and i don't know to the first.
post #3 of 12
Thread Starter 
hey so you can save games onto the external hard drive
post #4 of 12
You can copy save games to an external drive for backup purposes.
You can also read/copy files from the external drive (savegames, music, photos, video, etc...), provided the folder structure is created correctly, but you can't use the drive to install game content.

You should look into simply replacing the internal drive of the PS3 - it's relatively easy to do.
post #5 of 12
Thread Starter 
when you say "provided that the folder structure is created correctly" does this mean creating folders like Music, Game, Photo etc?
and so if this is correct you can play games and save them onto the external hardrive automatically?
post #6 of 12
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Originally Posted by alexneedsinfo View Post

when you say "provided that the folder structure is created correctly" does this mean creating folders like Music, Game, Photo etc?
and so if this is correct you can play games and save them onto the external hardrive automatically?

Yes - you should ideally create all the folders beforehand. As for savegames, no, you cannot save game progress directly onto an external drive, you'll need to copy them to the drive after already saving them within the game.

You can check out this wiki article for more information: http://www.wikihow.com/Add-an-External-Hard-Drive-to-a-PlayStation-3
post #7 of 12
If you decide to do the internal swap, make sure you have the right screwdriver and piers for the nails.

I could not resist.
post #8 of 12
Thread Starter 
i want to do the internal swap but is there another way to avoid it???? because iam scared i might get the YOLD
post #9 of 12
I've done 4 swaps, no YLOD here.
post #10 of 12
Thread Starter 
but is there another way to avoid it????
post #11 of 12
Another way to avoid what? YLOD or swapping hard drives?

You could delete content off your existing drive to free up space. You could stream media from a PC instead of storing movies and such on the hard drive, etc. There are ways around it, it's up to you to decide what fits your needs.
post #12 of 12
Thread Starter 
okaay thanks for all the help smile.gif
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