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I have a WD 500 gig BEVT HD here I want to use to upgrade my son's 60 gb PS3.

1> Do you have to format the new HD to Fat32 before insertion or does the PS3 format from raw mode?

2> Can you import your saved music/games/videos/etc... from the old PS3 HD or do you have to back it up to a external HD before removing. (Basically can you pull the old HD, put the new HD in then import the old HD)

3> Can you clone the PS3 HD to a new HD in your PC or do you HAVE to import the settings. (Such as when I cloned my Laptop's Os drive a 5400.5 Seagate 320 gig to a 500 gig WD BEVT and just stuck the WD in the laptop and it worked)

Thanks in advance
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The ps3 formats it.

Yes you could do that

no you have to transfer all the files from the old HD to the new HD within the ps3
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Originally Posted by nbmjhk6 View Post
The ps3 formats it.

Yes you could do that

no you have to transfer all the files from the old HD to the new HD within the ps3
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I have 2 x WD BEVT 500 gigs and am currently formatting a 100 gig partition to fat 32 so I could use it to backup the ps3 hd before pulling. But if I can just pull it and transfer to the new HD after installation that will cut a step out.

Thanks for the info
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I have 2 x WD BEVT 500 gigs and am currently formatting a 100 gig partition to fat 32 so I could use it to backup the ps3 hd before pulling. But if I can just pull it and transfer to the new HD after installation that will cut a step out.

Thanks for the info
What you could do is buy a HD enclosure and use the old HD as a external HD for the ps3. Thats the easiest was to transfer the files.
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I got 2 of these awhile back when they were on sale and bundled with the Samsung F3's so I have a External Dock I can use (which is what i'm usin gto format the 100 gig fat 32 partition)

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817153066
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here is what I did
this only works on the SAME ps3
use the backup utility and save everything to an external hdd
may take a few hours to backup
after it's done put in the new drive
after the ps3 formats it use the restore function via the backup utility with the external plugged in
viola, you'll get everything back, even copyright saves and for me everything worked like it did before
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