on 11-11-2010 09:28 PM
I've recently been through the hell that is replacing my hard drive. It took me a while to get my External hard drive to comply to the PS3's FAT 32 requirement. I backed up the 160GB of things on my hard drive and after 9 gruelling hours emerged victorious on the other side. Now I've replaced the hard drive and after trying to restore it has gotten stuck at 72%. Prior to the percentage freeze It was going up a couple of percent every 5 minutes, should I leave it on overnight to see if it finishes or should I cancel and restart? Am I doing anything wrong?
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on 07-05-2012 11:11 AM
Having attempted to restore data on more than half a dozen occasions on 3 separate PS3 consoles, I have come to the conclusion that the "Restore Data" function is useless on anything other than virtually a brand new console with very little saved to it.
The backup function always completes successfully (even after 16hours), however if your PS3 had any protected data such as any locked gamesaves on it then I'm afraid its a lottery whether anything will restore at all. The best that I have been able to restore is some game save data for some of the accounts on the PS3, and none of the Game installation data or DLC will restore at all. This is usually not much of a problem for newish consoles, but after installing over 200 games it will take months to re-download your game-update data and DLC.
Best option in my opinion to save you all of that wasted backup time, is to just save whatever unlocked gamesaves you have to either USB sticks or the PSN-cloud (Plus) for each account. Restore this data once new console or else new Hard drive is replaced and start again for the rest. Fewer headaches and heartaches that way, and like me you can stay away from companies who insist on locking their gamesave data with proprietary code which makes the PS3 Restore function fail.
on 07-05-2012 11:37 AM
on 09-05-2012 01:59 PM
hi, my ps3 hard disk is *****ed.
it says / cannot start, the correct hard disk was not found/
i cant bring it back to store as it was in GAME and they have gone out of buisness in ireland, and i dont have the receipt. its about 1 1/2 years old.
i cant get it into SAFE MODE anymore, "cannot start".... just comes up all the time.
is there no way of getting any of my data back, do i have to buy a new hdd.
im ***** off , what a waste of time and money....
on 09-05-2012 02:02 PM
on 09-05-2012 03:20 PM
10-05-2012 11:21 PM - edited 10-05-2012 11:23 PM
i ended up buying a new 2.5 sata hard drive, 320gb.
put it back in the ps3.
now im having problems with the update data.
"No applicable update data was found. connect storage media that contains update data of version 4.11 or later.and then press start and select buttons at the same time"
i have downloaded the 4.11 update data to my laptop and tryd putting it onto my usb, usb to ps3 same msg again. my usb is FAT32 as far as i know. and i have folder with "PS3" with the update "PS3UPDAT.PUP" in it?
any solution anyone??
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