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The memory on ps3 is now low, i have plugged in an external hard drive but cannot transfer any games across to this ? please help, are there certain drives that are compatible or do i need to do something specific to format all of the hard drives? thanks,

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You will need a flash drive

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I have a 80 GB Playstation 3 and the memory has ran out. I purchased an HP external hard drive with 1 terabyte. I have formatted it with FAT32 and plugged it into my system, which recognized it. It copied...


When replacing a hard drive in a PS3, the easiest way to transfer your game data from one drive to another is to use a USB Flash drive. If you are only concerned with the save game data, you can plug it in while using the hard drive that has your save files, go to Game on the XMB, then Game Saves, and select the save data you wish to copy. Press triangle and select copy. This method doesn't work for all games though, because some games will "lock" your save data but there is a way around this.

Instead of manually copying your save files, you can backup your data to the flash drive under the Settings on the XMB, then go down to System Settings > Backup Utility. This will try to backup everything on your PS3, so it is best to have manually transferred as many of the other types of files (music, pictures, videos) off the first hard drive as possible. This means more space will be available for Game saves and Game Data. If you aren't too concerned with reinstalling game data on the new drive, i would suggest deleting these from the first hard drive as well, as they take up much more space and make the back-up process take considerably longer.

Once the Backup Utility finishes, you may swap in the new hard drive and restore the data from your flash drive. Restore is in the Backup Utility menu.

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My ps3 with a 80 gig hard drive wont allow me to save more than 2 or three games .when i try to load a fourth game it says theres not enough space on the hard drive to save game and ive tried several...


Certain games copy gigs and gigs of data over during first install to speed up game play, otherwise you would be waiting forever for certain games to load.

GTA and Metal Gear take up a ton of space.

The best solution for you is to get an external FAT32 usb drive with at least 80gb of free space on it, backup your PS3 to it, and then upgrade your hard drive to a 250gb or 320gb SATA drive from Best Buy. They're going for $49.99 and below so it's a cost effective upgrade.

Once you've got the new drive swapped in you just have to follow the on screen prompts and RESTORE your PS3 from the backup you created earlier and you are good to go ;)

Jan 02, 2011 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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Ps3 shut off afther saying theres only 500mb letf and it does not come on


not much to go on here bud...is it full? do u have lots of saved data and games...possbily music or pictures or vids too? if this is the case..u need to do a backup and restore...or possibly transfer some media to an external hard drive or ur pc and run the ps3 with more space...never a good idea to get down that low seeing as the ps3 needs some extra hard drive space to operate efficiently...hope it works for ya.

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When we play ps3 and we try to change the options in the game the error 8003051E comes and the file does not save. even during the play the game cannot authomatic save. so everytime we need to start from...


HI,
Things You'll Need:

* PlayStation 3
* External hard drive

Unplug any external hard drive that may be attached to the PS3.

Restart the PS3, including unplugging it and plugging it into the power supply again.

Format the file you are trying to save to be less than 2 GB in size. The main reason you are getting this error (game will not save) is due to the large file you tried to save.

Connect the external hard drive to your PS3 again and save the file. The error should not occur again.

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How do you change memory from one play station to another without having a memory card can you do it with a usb or external hard drive??


You can indeed use a Memory Stick or external hard drive. You just plug it into the USB port on the PS3 and then manually copy and paste each save data on the memory stick/hard drive. Then just bung them on the new one. I did this when i got the new PS3 slim. Your trophies get automatically transferred when you sign into your new ps3. Hope this has helped.

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I tryed updating my ps3 with a memory stick but it alway say NO APPLICABLE UPDATE DATA WAS FOUND how to fix it?


for you to update your ps3 firmware you have to do certain things.i'll list it out step by step so its not to hard for you.
1.Download update data from the right playstation site for the region of your ps3.(let me know if u have a problem with this.)
2.open the memory stick.
3.create a folder called PS3(note:folder name in caps.)
4.in the PS3 folder,create another folder called UPDATE(folder name in caps too.)
5.copy the update data in to that UPDATE folder you created.
6.plug your external device and try updating again.
let me kow if this helps.

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Transfer data from ps3 to ps3


To do this you will need a jumpdrive or external hard drive or memory card.

DO NOT TAKE THE HDD OUT OF THE PS3, it will make you completely erase EVERYTHING that is saved on it.

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Hello i plug my lacie 1tb external hard drive into my ps3 and it does not get regconise but when i plug it into my pc it works perfectly


ps3 is designed to take certain drive formats. I'm no sure which ones but you could test. Just back up all the files and reformat it with FAT32, FAT...and if it doesn't work just restore the files because gaming consoles were never designed to take externals used by computers.

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Ps3 sata data retrieval???


put the sata drive in the new ps3, then offload the information onto an external discdrive through the settings menu. it is the back up option. then put the new drive back into the ps3, reconect the external drive, and go to settings, and i beleive it is called something like restore, and you can retreive the saved data from the external drive and put it on the new ps3 drive. hope that helped. please tell me if it did or not.

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Upgrade of the hard drive


You cant really get a PS3 Hard Drive because Sony made their own Hard Drives so i think your gonna have to Contact them asking for a PS3 Hard Drive and i think you should really delete some Games like Demos you downloaded cause those Demos take up atleast 500 mbs each or more.

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