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1TB to 1TB Hard Drive swap on Rogero 4.41
1TB to 1TB Hard Drive swap on Rogero 4.41 –
I'm on Rogero 4.41, and want to swap my 1TB hd with another 1TB hd. Can I rely on the official XMB PS3 backup feature to backup everything (except Trophies), to my 2TB usb FAT32 drive?
Is there anything I need to backup myself?
Will it copy all my blu-ray game data from the dev_hdd0/GAMES/** as well?
PS. the reason I'm swapping harddrives, is because the old drive is a WD Scorpio Blue 1TB, and I find some games have jumpy FMV playback... a bunch of googling has found the cause to be that the WD Scorpio Blue drives are SATA2, and PS3 is SATA1 ... since the PS3 is not good at auto-negotiating SATA1, issues can occur. Seems like all WD Blue should be avoided for usage of internal PS3 HDD.
The replacement drive I am going to try is a Samsung Spinpoint M8 1TB. Apparently with a jumper, these can be forced to SATA1.
I have two Scorpio Blue 1TB drives in two PS3s. They work flawlessly.
Heavy Rain and Last of Us both gave me FMV issues from time to time... movie and/or audio would micro skip
I can't post links yet, but if you google "PlayStation 3 HDD FAQ whirlpool" you can find this mention:
I've also seen other sources saying the same thing..
So what kind of HDD should I buy?
WARNING Newer Western Digital hard drives (e.g. 500GB Scorpio Black and 750GB Scorpio Blue model WD7500BPVT) will not work as they cannot be forced from SATA II to SATA I and the PS3 does not recognise attempts by the drive to auto-negotiate the correct speed.
Last edited by rodneydgilbert; 06-23-2013 at 06:46 PM.
I have a ps3 slim JB has 160 gig, and I bought 1TB Sata 5400 8mb ,and I want to swap it on my ps3 ..what do I need to do complete the swap.. help me please.
you need to download the pup file for your cfw, if you have rogero 4.40 then put that on a memstick and rename to PS3UPDAT.PUP and follow the onscreen instructions after swapping hard drives. don't forget to remove any ps3 games in the drive before reinstalling cfw or you might go back to ofw.
Got the HD today..
I never got a clear answer about whether PS3 Backup Feature in XMB actually copies my backup games. Based on the total size of the backup, it seems it's included.
Restore is underway right now.. going to take a few hours. If it doesn't work out I'll just copy them again from my blu-ray originals.