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Old 10-30-2007, 12:35 PM
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just wondering when you get a new harddrive does it need to be external? or is it easy to open it up and replace it? and how would you go about transfering the stuff from your old harddrive to the new one? since im getting a 40 gig ps3, i wanna go out and get a 120 gig later on or something
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Old 10-30-2007, 02:16 PM
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You can use any external hard drive that connects via a usb port, or it is pretty easy to replace the internal drive for another 2.5" sata.

There's a "backup" option designed to ... ummm backup your data from the internal (to mem card/ipod/whatever), but IIRC it doesn't work for for the demos DL'd from the ps store, so you need to DL them again after changing drives. I think that's correct, I've not bothered changing my internal yet, I've just been using an external.

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Old 10-30-2007, 03:40 PM
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To upgrade you need an external USB hard drive with enough free space to backup your current one, and a 2.5" SATA drive to replace the old drive (instructions are in the manual how to change the drive).

When you use the Backup utility, everything on the hard drive will be backed up, so when you restore the backup to the new internal drive it will be as though nothing has changed except the free space.
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