Changing PS3 hard drive questions

I have bought a new 250 gig hd so I can install most games I have to it and also for linux to play emulators off.

Anyway I know some saves are encrypted like Street Fighter 4 so how do I get them off the drive without attaching a external one(which I dont have)

Also do you need to format the hard drive first with a PC?

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Back your stuff up to a memory card or USB drive
Also when it comes to formatting the new drive jsut stick it in th PS3 and get the PS3 to do it, my 500Gb drive took nearly 40 hours to format so dont expect it to be quick, and dont turn it off while its formatting

that answer it for you?

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Chuckles1001;7172329

Back your stuff up to a memory card or USB driveAlso when it comes to … Back your stuff up to a memory card or USB driveAlso when it comes to formatting the new drive jsut stick it in th PS3 and get the PS3 to do it, my 500Gb drive took nearly 40 hours to format so dont expect it to be quick, and dont turn it off while its formattingthat answer it for you?



Some save files are locked though and unable to be copied unless theres a way around that.

ryouga;7172336

Some save files are locked though and unable to be copied unless theres a … Some save files are locked though and unable to be copied unless theres a way around that.



Not seen any, are you using the Backup function or trying to copy the files?

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Chuckles1001;7172347

Not seen any, are you using the Backup function or trying to copy the … Not seen any, are you using the Backup function or trying to copy the files?



It seems to be a common issue with Capcom games, as if you google ps3 game saves locked it brings up many threads on it.

ryouga;7172350

It seems to be a common issue with Capcom games, as if you google ps3 … It seems to be a common issue with Capcom games, as if you google ps3 game saves locked it brings up many threads on it.



Just looked and i get what your saying but you have not answered my question, are you backing up the save games (I.E. copying the save) or doing a full backup?

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Chuckles1001;7172365

Just looked and i get what your saying but you have not answered my … Just looked and i get what your saying but you have not answered my question, are you backing up the save games (I.E. copying the save) or doing a full backup?



Just the saves as apart from that just have about 2 game trailers that are easily redownloaded and to reinstall games.

ryouga;7172375

Just the saves as apart from that just have about 2 game trailers that … Just the saves as apart from that just have about 2 game trailers that are easily redownloaded and to reinstall games.



Thats why then if you do a full system backup it should work. Have a look here ]http//ww…es/

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Chuckles1001;7172382

Thats why then if you do a full system backup it should work. Have a look … Thats why then if you do a full system backup it should work. Have a look here ]http://www.tech-recipes.com/rx/2570/ps3_how_to_backup_ps3_game_save_files/




So that would work? just worried as heard even backing up wont let the copy protected saves work.

ryouga;7172393

So that would work? just worried as heard even backing up wont let the … So that would work? just worried as heard even backing up wont let the copy protected saves work.



It should do (like i said i have not had any protected saves that did not work) but it wont hurt to try, if you do a backup and then put the new drive in and restore the backup, you can see if the saves are there, if not they will still be on your old hard drive.

Also just saw this, so you done this update??? ]http//ww…039
I know this is a different games but there might be a update for your one

guessing that after the update of the game you will need to load the game and then resave so its saved with the new update files then backup

Also dont forget to backup your trophies to PSN as they do not get saved when you do a backup

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Will try that tommorow, meant to be in class at 9.30 and its a 40 minute walk lol

ryouga;7172423

Will try that tommorow, meant to be in class at 9.30 and its a 40 minute … Will try that tommorow, meant to be in class at 9.30 and its a 40 minute walk lol



Thats cool, let me know how it went had a look around more and i cant see anyone that says a full backup will not save all yoru save games, so it really should work

ryouga;7172423

Will try that tommorow, meant to be in class at 9.30 and its a 40 minute … Will try that tommorow, meant to be in class at 9.30 and its a 40 minute walk lol



cool lol, let us know how it went

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Chuckles1001;7172329

Back your stuff up to a memory card or USB driveAlso when it comes to … Back your stuff up to a memory card or USB driveAlso when it comes to formatting the new drive jsut stick it in th PS3 and get the PS3 to do it, my 500Gb drive took nearly 40 hours to format so dont expect it to be quick, and dont turn it off while its formattingthat answer it for you?


40 hours to format!

Just stick new & old drives in your PC. Format new one as FAT32 (will take a few minutes! :w00t:)

Then use Acronis® Migrate Easy 7.0

to copy old to new (takes about half an hour).

Use the 15 day free trial version.

acronis.com/hom…sy/

csiman;7172594

40 hours to format!Just stick new & old drives in your PC. Format new one … 40 hours to format!Just stick new & old drives in your PC. Format new one as FAT32 (will take a few minutes! :w00t:)Then use Acronis® Migrate Easy 7.0to copy old to new (takes about half an hour).Use the 15 day free trial version.http://www.acronis.com/homecomputing/products/migrateeasy/



I would have done it in the PC but it was not an option at the time, as I was at my parents for a couple of weeks and there was no SATA down there

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Right just installed it but it seems quite tight and the system isnt recognising the firmware and says I have to reinstall v 3.15 or above.

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ryouga;7195633

Right just installed it but it seems quite tight and the system isnt … Right just installed it but it seems quite tight and the system isnt recognising the firmware and says I have to reinstall v 3.15 or above.


how did you transfer the data?
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