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    That's really not much of a tutorial. A tutorial is a step by step guide, this is certainly not a tut... :sigh:


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    Right, but there's really not much to it.
    Since there was alot of request for it at the time, I just slapped something together.
    If you wish to put one on, feel free. I'll gladly erase this one and put yours on. :)

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    I did the exact same thing you want to do, only I transferred my data from my 40GB PS3 to a 320GB PS3. You can't just swap the hard drives out as each time a new drive is put in, it gets formatted and all the data inside becomes deleted.

    Get a external hard drive thats formatted to FAT32 (If your gonna get a new external hard drive, its worth asking the people in the store if its FAT32 before you buy) and then connect it to the PS3 via the USB ports.

    Once its connected, go to the XMB and go to Settings (2nd from left after the Users). Scroll down to "System Settings" and choose "Backup Utility". Click on that and then choose to backup your data. It should ask you where you want to backup your data and provided that your External HDD is formatted to FAT32 and connected properly to the PS3, it should be recognised. Choose that external HDD and then it should start to make a backup. This can take some time, depending on how much stuff you have on your PS3.

    Once you have all your data onto your external HDD, connect that with your new PS3 Slim. Go to the XMB and then the same thing "Settings" -> "System Settings" -> "Backup Utility" but this time instead of choosing to backup, choose "Restore". The PS3 will recognise the external HDD and then you choose the data that is backed up on it. Its a good idea to leave the external HDD empty apart from the backed up data. The backed up data will come up as numbers which is the date and time you backed it up on. Choose that file and then, bobs your uncle, your old data will be saved onto your new PS3 slim.

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    good. u can read the manual. u should chose the networked backup up, it woulda been alot faster

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    Do I really need to partition my External Hard drive into many different pieces? Sadface... I wanted to have one big wooping FAT32 hdd for my ps3.

    Edit: fat32formatter (google dat shit :D) did it for me. Now I have 430 gigabytes of 32 Fatness!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Noob_Daxtrov
    Do I really need to partition my External Hard drive into many different pieces? Sadface... I wanted to have one big wooping FAT32 hdd for my ps3.
    Yes, you can do that. You can go to the Control Panel >> Administrative Tools >> Computer Management > Disc Management.

    You should see the USB drive there, the letter it's assigned, and you can repartition, and format the entire drive as one big one. Older versions of Win may require the LBA48 patch, which breaks the 137GB barrier for partition size. IF you got Win Vista or 7, you are fine. Later versions of XP have it too. All PCs today have LBA48 enabled BIOS.

    You can also use the software that came on CD with the drive to format it.

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    Hello all, hope some one can shed some light on to my little problem ! I'm having trouble getting my ps3 to recognize my ext hdd, I have it formatted to fat32 but it still wont recognize it? the ext hdd is a samsung 160gb sata usb drive, beats me I have read that the ps3 is quite picky about ext usb drives.

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    I'm curious about the problem Oops is having. Freakster wrote in an earlier post that getting an ext HD recognized wasn't possible if it had a SATA interface. Maybe this is the problem? I'm about ready to get a 500gb drive and am looking for some more info/recommendations.

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    Hi all, I have a problem with my WD My Book Essential Edition 1TB, 7200rpm, USB. I Formated it to FAT 32 with EASEUS Partition Master and till there so far so good... Splited the disk in 2 partitions 1 of 500MB and the other of 460MB.

    I have the PS3KEY from PS3KEY.com + backupmanager v1. And I unplug the PS3KEY and plug the USB of my HDD in that USB port so that it at least detects him under the below tabs...

    Tried to create all various combinations of directories and loaded in Pictures music and PS3 games (x:\PS3\GAMES or X:\GAME or X:\GAMEZ tried even with the path that is above the backup manager button which was X:\app_home\ps3_game\)... In none I can access the files on the disk connected through USB...

    On photo, music, and video tabs at least the external USB appears but when clicking triangle and exploring it only a directory recovery with 3 subdir. appears (that I actually cant find even connecting it to PC)... Under games it doesn't even appear...

    Any Ideas on what to do?

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    Maybe you should make just one partition.

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