on 09-12-2010 02:43 AM
First off, I know there is probably plently of other thread regarding this, but I only have one simple question: when backing-up my ps3, will it back up EVERYTHING? It would seem that my gt5 save is copy protected, so would that mean it is ommitted when i perform a backup?
Also another question: I am interested in changing out my hard drive if you hadnt guessed, what is the max the ps3 will take? I am informed that it is a 2tb, and the ps3 only reads FAT32 formatted external drives no?
Thanks in advance
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on 09-12-2010 04:10 AM
As far as upgrading the interal HDD, as long as it is a standard laptop HDD formatted to FAT32 it should work. As far as I know they go up to 500GB, but who knows what could be on the market now.
As for the external HDD, as long as it is in FAT32 format it will be fine.
Also, any copyrighted material will not back up on the HDD, so to say that everything will back up would not be correct. Whatever is possible to back up, you shouldn't have any problems with. Unfortunately though, some things you won't be able to back up successfully
Hope this helps
on 09-12-2010 04:32 AM
on 10-12-2010 07:50 AM
Sweet thanks guys. Thats helps.
Devo-ed that i cant copy over my gt5 save file though I'll have to finish it before i get a new HDD then.
Can't copy or can't backup? There is a difference there. Copying is usually the easiest way, but there are some titles that just won't play along, back up is when you go into system menu and back it up - which will work with all save files. If you are upgrading, get your external drive, formatted in fat32 as previously stated, and back up to that. Install your new hard drive and the choose restore from external hdd. It will all be there as you left it. You will need to activate the system to access any downloaded games etc
11-12-2010 08:15 AM - edited 11-12-2010 08:24 AM
Actually, that was what I was saying - but it may not be 100% correct... I was basing this on the fact that I have done this, including a couple of RE5 saves, which I thought were copy-protected. Apparently resident evil was patched a while ago, which means that I could be wrong in telling you that your saves will definitely be backed up. Sorry dude, I'll look around and see if there's a definitive answer for you
Edit: yes it will. As I first thought, it does an image of your HDD when you perform the back up. Just learn from my mistake and remove all movies, music that you have other copies of - and you should save a fair bit of time. I won't quote any sources, but type in "does ps3 backup copy protected saves" to google if you want to check yourself before taking the plunge. All the best
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