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need help upgrading internal HDD and all info stored on it?
need help upgrading internal HDD and all info stored on it? –
im upgrading my ps3 internal HDD but need to know how to copy all the files from it as i don't want to lose any info or files, can i just copy the full file structure from MMan onto external disc and copy to new HDD once installed in ps3.
or can this not be done as the ps3 will still be using system files when trying to copy back over.
i presume ps3 backup utility will be no good for this, as it won't copy the system files.
will i need to copy over all saves from game save data and trophies?
what is the best way to copy everything. can i copy dev/hdd0 to folder on external HDD and copy back to new drive, will this copy trophies and save data/games
Last edited by fq360; 06-07-2012 at 08:45 AM.
These are the steps I did (some of which are over prep)
1) Run the PS3 backup utility, (this is supposed to get everything but trophies)
2) Copy all saves to external HD (they are copied during the backup but just in case)
3) In MM file manager copy your entire profile (the folder that is named like 00000000X where X is a number of the profile you created)
Note: if you have only created one profile this number is 1, if you have created deleted multiple profiles it changes by one each time, mine was 00000008.
Note2: This profile folder is important as it keeps your trophies and locked save files.
4) Make a list of all homebrew as you may need to reinstall, reacquire themes
4b) If you run backups from internal, make a copy on external.
5) Swap your drives.
6) Set up the new drive (should require formatting)
7) Restore from your backup
8) Make sure your saves are there
9) If they arent copy them off of external in the ps3 save section
10) Reinstall any homebrew (esp Multiman as it is needed for next step)
11) Run MM filemanager and copy the contents of your 0000000X folder to the 0000000x folder on the new drive (Dont remember if it resets to one or if the backup keeps the same number)
12) Turn off the PS3
13) Boot into the service mode by holding the power button til it beeps and shuts down, then holding again until 2 quick beeps. This will get you a menu with an option for Rebuild database (this restore the links to the trophies in your copied profile and locked save files)
14) Rebuild database, you PS3 will reboot
15) Copy over games to internal if you had them
Superb my friend. Thanks a lot very helpful. My user I'd was 07 as I had deleted accts before hand. In process of restoring now so fingers crossed
Last edited by fq360; 06-07-2012 at 05:22 PM.
No problem and good luck.
I upgraded my 60GB to a 750GB personally. Also as a heads up about the PS3 GAMEOS takes about 12% of your drive for its own resources. It was a shock to me to see how much the GAMEOS takes by default.
This led my 750GB drive --> 620GB /698 straight off the bat with nothing installed
50GB "lost" to market BS and another 90GB truly lost to GAMEOS being a HD hog
And if you are going with a 1 TB it would prolly go something like this.
1TB ---> 826GB/931GB
I'm somewhat in the same boat and would like to upgrade my tiny 40gb drive to something bigger. Right now I have a 2tb external drive for games and have about 80gb free that I was thinking about using and just putting it IN the PS3.
Is that even possible? I would love to have a ton of space and just load the games from the ps3 drive directly instead of having an external plugged into the USB. If that's NOT an option is it possible stream data from a PC directly to the PS3 to avoid having an external drive at all?
If the drive is a 3.5 inch sata drive then yes it's possible but you would have to format it to use it in the PS3. If you wish tio use the drive you would want to back it all up to another device format it and then backup your PS3 as described in this thread. also note that you will want to back up any roms or anything extra you might have stored on the internal hard drive. after the backup you would put the gutted external drive into the PS3. However it's quite possible that the drive isnt a 3.5" sata drive....
Not sure I follow what your saying. Does the drive "IN" the ps3 have to be a 3.5 sata or my existing 2tb drive that I already have?
Originally Posted by mad mike 96
I don't mind having to format the drive as I can simply move the data to a pc temporarily and then move it back to the ps3 drive and because I just setup my ps3 I don't have any roms or anything to save.
My only concearn is being able to load the games from the "internal" PS3 drive directly and not having to use an external drive plugged in to the USB port. Is that possible. I couldn't find any info on how to set that up.
The 2tb drive you areusingwould need to be a 2.5 inch laptop size sata drive to fit IN the ps3. If it is you will need to back up ur drive as the ps3 does not use fat32 for internal. This means the ps3 would need to format it.
If you have a 2 tb 3.5 inch it will not fit inside. But you can get some cables to connect it like internal but have the drive on the outside. You would still need to backup and format.
Sorry I'm new to upgrading the HDD on my PS3, could some please let me know what I need to do to backup all my saved info on my 160gb PS3 slim CECH 2501A. Then how to transfer the saved info to a new HDD that I would replace in my PS3, I found a link and the directions of how to put in a 1tb HDD 2.5" SATA 3.0 gb/s Internal notebook hard drive- bare drive.
Last edited by TRAFUSE19; 07-31-2012 at 02:18 PM.