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Hey!

got my new 320gb(fat32) hdd and trying to install it.

ive got an external 1tb harddisk, and backed up all my data to that one

before starting up.

but when ive done the hdd-swap and choose "restore" from my external harddisk, it takes about 2 hours to restore.

but it stops at just below 100% with the messages that it cant restore the data??? ive tried 6 times now,and always the same...

i can save music and films to my new hdd when i got that installed, but it will not restore my backup data from my external harddisk...

anyone with some tips on what might be wrong!?

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Damn, that's not good.


It could be that the initial back-up was not properly completed or that the new hdd times-out before the restore is complete.


What kind of hdd did you get?
 

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Damn, that's not good.


It could be that the initial back-up was not properly completed or that the new hdd times-out before the restore is complete.


What kind of hdd did you get?

i know



the back-up process was completed. ive done it 3 times, and every time

it worked nicely..

the hdd is: samsung 320gb 2.5 s-ata
 

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Seems like you've got all the requirements. I don't know if the Hdd that you got might be defective.


Did you do research on the Samsung 320 before you bought it?


I know many people use Western Digital, Seagate (Sony's hdd) and Maxtor.
 

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Seems like you've got all the requirements. I don't know if the Hdd that you got might be defective.


Did you do research on the Samsung 320 before you bought it?


I know many people use Western Digital, Seagate (Sony's hdd) and Maxtor.

i did not research on it.. got i recomended buy the shop i ordered it from.

tried to save some music from my external hdd to the new hdd when its in the ps3, and that worked like a charm... but can it still be defective?

im a complete noob when it comes to the technical stuff so this is

a damn good headscratcher hehe
 

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It's possible that it could be. When you transfer music or small files, the rotations are quick and there isn't much data being moved to and from the media.


When you try to restore, it takes longer and there are more revolutions involved. It may be timing out with an I/O error.
 

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Did you let the ps3 format the new drive? How did you format it initially?

Once you use the Restore function, the drive is formatted by the PS3 before any information/data is moved to it.
 

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Did you let the ps3 format the new drive? How did you format it initially?

when i installed it in the ps3 it made me format it at once.
 

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It's possible that it could be. When you transfer music or small files, the rotations are quick and there isn't much data being moved to and from the media.


When you try to restore, it takes longer and there are more revolutions involved. It may be timing out with an I/O error.

i see.. but does a I/O error equals broken hdd?

it sucks that a brand new hdd can be broken when you get it...
 

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If I am not mistaken it gives you the option of quick format or regular, which did you choose?[/QUOTE


my bad!

i think i choose the quick format.

ive tried the regular one aswell, but the system said it would take 18h30m to complete...didnt think i would need that one since the hdd was emty and brand new. but then again, i dont know much about this stuff..
 

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You shouldn't need the full one, but sometimes it is the unlogical things that make things work in the electronics world.

If that doesent work maybe connect it to a pc and use some kind of software to check the drive. Maybe Acronis?
 

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You shouldn't need the full one, but sometimes it is the unlogical things that make things work in the electronics world.

If that doesent work maybe connect it to a pc and use some kind of software to check the drive. Maybe Acronis?

then i will try that as soon as the restoring process finnishes with the same error for about the 7time hehe

but i only got a portable pc.. can i connect it to that or do i need a

stationary one?


Really appreciate all the help
 

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They work the same. Acronis disc director suite has a free trial. Might want to see if that program can tell if anything is wrong with the drive.
 

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They work the same. Acronis disc director suite has a free trial. Might want to see if that program can tell if anything is wrong with the drive.


but do i need to open the portable and replace the hdd`s,

or is there some cables i can to buy in order to connect the samsung to

the portable?


sorry for troubling you with all these questions!!
 

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I just checked the program and it does have a disk checking option on external hard drives. I had to use this program before to do a fat32 format to do the initial back up for the ps3 because vista won't do fat 32 formats on large drives.
 

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I see your issue now, duh. Wow, it is not that uncommon for drives to arrive not working, usually due to harsh shipping conditions. Where did you get this drive?
 

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I see your issue now, duh. Wow, it is not that uncommon for drives to arrive not working, usually due to harsh shipping conditions. Where did you get this drive?

i live in norway, so i got it from a norwegian webshop called multicom.no.

it was wrapped in bubblewrap pretty good, but i guess if you come across

some postalworkers that dont care much about their work the small packages might get a ruff treatment
 

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If it has a warranty, send it back for a replacement.
 
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