External Drives for PS3

Discussion in 'Console Games' started by simontarr, Apr 19, 2008.

  1. simontarr macrumors 6502

    simontarr

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    #1
    I'm looking to upgrade the HD in my PS3, preferably using an external drive.

    Am I able to save game installs to the external HD, or can it only be used for movies/music etc? I only have 3 games and 3 demos installed but already I only have 17GB left...it really isn't going to be long before I'm totally out of space.

    <mumbles> Stupid GT5 taking up a stupid 6GB on my stupid HDD...</mumbles>
     
  2. e²Studios macrumors 68020

    e²Studios

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    You can't use a external drive for game installs, only for media. Just go out and buy a 160GB 2.5" SATA drive, they aren't too pricey.

    I have 40 games (31 physical and 9 PSN), 1 demo (MGS online @ 1.5GB), and 1 game trailer. My 160GB drive has 88GB free now.

    I have a feeling I will be upgrading to a 250GB drive sooner than later :D

    Ed
     
  3. 2nyRiggz macrumors 603

    2nyRiggz

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    Funny...I just went out and brought myself a DualShock 3(beautiful) & a 160 HDD(going to install it now)

    I think it was a good idea to allow users to replace the drives....My 60 isn't full as yet(just some demos and three PSN games which I can download again) but I rather have my huge HDD on now than later.



    Bless
     
  4. e²Studios macrumors 68020

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    160 formatted in the PS3 is 149GB of usable space, just a FYI :)

    DS3 is awesome, of course i knew this long ago :p
     
  5. MRU macrumors demi-god

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    Problem is I have to buy two drives. Damn my dual ps3 ownership ;)
     
  6. Zwhaler macrumors 603

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    Oo, spoiled. :p

    How much actual space does a 40 and 8GB PS3 have, anyone?
     
  7. twoodcc macrumors P6

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    250 GB drives i've seen for $99, which isn't too bad (yes, 2.5")

    how do you install the PS3 software on the drive?
     
  8. e²Studios macrumors 68020

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    PS3 software is firmware stored in a chip along with all your settings (wifi, accounts, AV setting, etc), the HD is for data storage only, just swap the drive out and restore from a backup and you are done.

    Ed
     

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