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Old 04-16-2009, 07:07 PM
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I want to start backing up my PS3 periodically. I already have a 320GB HD in it (I used my friends HD originally to transfer everything). I haven't used near 60GB yet so I plan on using the old PS3 HD to back up for now. Anyone here do the same and get a good/cheap EE that worked? Or anyone know a good backup device for a good price?
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You are aware that your drive has to be formatted to the FAT 32 or similar filing system in order for your PS3 (or 360) to recognize it, right? You can't just plug a drive in and chances are your drive's an NTFS formatted driive... so even with all that space, you'd have to reformat it or make a new partition with only 32/29 GB of space.
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You are aware that your drive has to be formatted to the FAT 32 or similar filing system in order for your PS3 (or 360) to recognize it, right? You can't just plug a drive in and chances are your drive's an NTFS formatted driive... so even with all that space, you'd have to reformat it or make a new partition with only 32/29 GB of space.
Uh...what? Did you not read what I wrote? I have a 320 GB HD inside my PS3. I'm looking for a cheap external enclosure or external HD that people might know about so I can back my PS3 up weekly or bi weekly...

1) External Enclosure Option: - Can get for $15
-Use PS3 HD (60 GB) until i surpass 60GB worth of data

2) Buy a cheap External and format it to FAT32 to use backup, minimum 100 GB probably. - Don't know how cheap.
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Uh...what? Did you not read what I wrote? I have a 320 GB HD inside my PS3. I'm looking for a cheap external enclosure or external HD that people might know about so I can back my PS3 up weekly or bi weekly...

1) External Enclosure Option: - Can get for $15
-Use PS3 HD (60 GB) until i surpass 60GB worth of data

2) Buy a cheap External and format it to FAT32 to use backup, minimum 100 GB probably. - Don't know how cheap.

I'm doing exactly what you are planning. I have a 320GB internal and use a 160external to back up to. It's was cool in the beginning. But now I have tons of shit on my internal and the backup takes forever. So I don't do full back ups anymore. I just back up my game saves and that's about it.
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I'm doing exactly what you are planning. I have a 320GB internal and use a 160external to back up to. It's was cool in the beginning. But now I have tons of shit on my internal and the backup takes forever. So I don't do full back ups anymore. I just back up my game saves and that's about it.
What external did you purchase?
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What external did you purchase?
I'm using this enclosure right now.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817392016
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anyone recommend a 3.5" enclosure they've used?
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