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I currently have the 60GB hard drive in my PS3 and according to the system info it says I have 25GB out of 55GB left.


Here is what I am wondering. I planned on buying a 32GB USB flash drive to place the backup on. I know I have to format it to FAT32, but what I'm wondering is how much space will that take up. Will I have enough room left on the flash drive after the format to do a full backup? If not, and considering I can't find any stores aside from online that sell 64 or 128GB flash drives, then what would be my next option?
 

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I tried this once before, when I had used about 3 gigs of space, and tried to back up on an 4 gig flashdrive. I had the 20 gig drive. It said I needed a larger drive. So I bought a larger portable drive, used that, and now have a large drive inside my PS3, and an extra drive for my lap tops music and video files.

In theory a flash drive works just as well, but I think the PS3 would want at least 60 gigs to back up a 60. That said, I may be mistaken.
 

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Originally Posted by Mattdoc /forum/post/17003716


So I bought a larger portable drive, used that, and now have a large drive inside my PS3, and an extra drive for my lap tops music and video files.

Sometimes I can be a real moron.



I don't know why an external drive never occured to me, but looking at the prices where I plan on buying all this stuff, I can get a 250GB external hard drive for less than I would a 32GB flash drive.


Thanks.
 

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Happy to help.

This site has helped me so many time too.


I went with a large Passport Elite. Its great as I also have the Hauppage PVR, and now put my power point lectures, movies, TV shows and music on the Passport.

Use it well.
 

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What I would suggest is deleting all the demos and stupid trailers/videos you don't really need and can download again. You will save a lot of room that way.

The good thing is I don't have any of that. Just game files and saves.


The thing that worries me is my Rock Band DLC. I read that when you partition your backup drive to FAT32, the largest file it can accept is 4GB. I have to look, but I'm afraid that I may have more than 4GB of Rock Band songs. If that's the case and it doesn't backup, that's going to be a major pain to have to redownload.
 

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Originally Posted by Tom Imp /forum/post/17008718


The thing that worries me is my Rock Band DLC. I read that when you partition your backup drive to FAT32, the largest file it can accept is 4GB. I have to look, but I'm afraid that I may have more than 4GB of Rock Band songs. If that's the case and it doesn't backup, that's going to be a major pain to have to redownload.

If you cannot back up Rockband songs, but its the same PS3, simply go to the PSN store, go through prior downloads, and re-download. You can do this up to 5 times total. So even if you buy an extra PS3 for another room, you can download to that system as well.


Enjoy, and save room for the Beatles songs
 

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Well, the backup ran smoother than expected. The Rock Band songs even transferred, which was my biggest concern.

I just hate doing new things that I'm not 100% sure how it's supposed to be done because I usually have a tendency to mess things up bad. Thank God for knowledgeable people here to help guide the way.


I do have a new issue though explained in this thread .
 

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Just some advice...

Make sure you have two drives on hand, or one drive that will hold a couple of backups. The backup is dated, so each new backup is a new export with a new date. You will have to delete the old backup first to make room for a new backup if you can only fit one backup on the device. If you delete the only backup you have, then you don't have a backup until the new backup is finished!
 
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