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Old 12-27-2009, 06:05 PM
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Default Question about upgrading to PS3 Slim

Hey guys,

I currently own an original PS3 60GB with BC and it contains and upgraded hard drive to 320 GB.

Anyway, my brother got a PS3 slim for xmas, but he was disappointed to find out that it does not have BC since he still plays a lot of PS2 games.

So I told him I would trade my PS3 for his. (I have no use for BC).

However, I want to keep my 320 GB hard drive and place it in the Slim.

THE QUESTION:
Is it just a simple case of exchanging hard drives between the two consoles or is it more involved than that?

Yes, Im aware that there are probably MULTIPLE threads on the subject, but the search button didnt yield me what I was looking for. All I get are threads asking about whether the hard drive is upgradable.
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Old 12-28-2009, 12:03 AM
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No, you cannot simply exchange the drives. If you want the data from your 320 GB to be transferred when you swap the drive, you must first use an external drive and the backup utility on the old 60 GB, then swap drives and use the utility to restore it once the 320 GB is in the slim.

If you don't have a large enough external drive, it'd be easier to just buy a new large drive for the slim and use the new data transfer utility.
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