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DeadGzuz
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(02-24-2008, 02:26 AM)
So I scored a 120GB 2.5" drive from BB for $23 (yes, that hurts to read as a 360 owner).

1. Plugged in a 40GB USB drive (my friend's old PS3 HD), ran the backup utility (30GB ~1hr). Played co-op EDF.

2. Swapped the drives, literally 3 minutes of work.

3. Booted PS3 which prompted for a format (15-20 secs).

4. Ran restore utility (~1hr). Watched TV.

Rebooted and my PS3 was in the same state as pre-upgrade. Everything. Games, saves, themes, bookmarks, config, etc. Get this, my "The Club" demo was still DLing at 46%. It backed up my background DL mid-stream.

Standard OTS HD upgrade was a very nice touch Sony, thank you. Now to buy a 2.5" external USB case for my old 60GB.

Now I have parity. 120GB 360 & 120GB PS3. :D
Community Forum
(02-24-2008, 02:28 AM)
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So what's your point?
Kagari
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(02-24-2008, 02:28 AM)
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How did you get the screws out of the old HDD without stripping them? I found this extremely hard while trying to upgrade my friend's 20GB.
Speevy
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(02-24-2008, 02:29 AM)
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I have the 60 GB hard drive for games and demos, separate 160 GB hard drive for media.
Danne-Danger
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(02-24-2008, 02:30 AM)
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*insert "you must really like Capcom" joke here*
MoxManiac
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(02-24-2008, 02:30 AM)
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Originally Posted by DeadGzuz

So I scored a 120GB 2.5" drive from BB for $23 (yes, that hurts to read as a 360 owner).

1. Plugged in a 40GB USB drive (my friend's old PS3 HD), ran the backup utility (30GB ~1hr). Played co-op EDF.

2. Swapped the drives, literally 3 minutes of work.

3. Booted PS3 which prompted for a format (15-20 secs).

4. Ran restore utility (~1hr). Watched TV.

Rebooted and my PS3 was in the same state as pre-upgrade. Everything. Games, saves, themes, bookmarks, config, etc. Get this, my "The Club" demo was still DLing at 46%. It backed up my background DL mid-stream.

Standard OTS HD upgrade was a very nice touch Sony, thank you. Now to buy a 2.5" external USB case for my old 60GB.

Now I have parity. 120GB 360 & 120GB PS3. :D

Can you please tell me how you got one for $23? Please?

20GB PS3 owner here :(
DeadGzuz
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(02-24-2008, 02:30 AM)

Originally Posted by Kagari

How did you get the screws out of the old HDD without stripping them? I found this extremely hard while trying to upgrade my friend's 20GB.

No issues here, I think you have to be careful not to use too small a screw driver.
Rhindle
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(02-24-2008, 02:31 AM)
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Originally Posted by SHOTEH FOCK OP

So what's your point?

He likes having sex with his PS3.
CrushDance
This sh!t needs to stop?
(02-24-2008, 02:31 AM)
DeadGunz, while I acknowledge your insight on variou topics...this wasn't a good idea. Don't stoop to the same level as the people who make comments to get a rise out of others. =/

Anyway, how did you get it for so cheap?
Crushed
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(02-24-2008, 02:31 AM)
Confusing, dirty, and makes you feel inadequate afterwards.
Threi
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(02-24-2008, 02:32 AM)
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Man if that is sex to you wait till you use a PC.
Ploid 3.0
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(02-24-2008, 02:33 AM)
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I need to get a backup drive because I know I'm going to upgrade. Love filling up the hdd. Maybe I just need a huge external drive rather. 80gb currently.
Stitch
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(02-24-2008, 02:34 AM)
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and upgrading a pc is like bukkake
Stinkles
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(02-24-2008, 02:34 AM)
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Originally Posted by Threi

Man if that is sex to you wait till you use a PC.


Man, if you think using a PC is sex, wait til you have intercourse with an accommodating human female.
MWS Natural
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(02-24-2008, 02:35 AM)
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I will upgrade somehow the 250GB cap is removed or a workaround found. I really don't want any external HD's sitting in my entertainment system.
Ploid 3.0
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(02-24-2008, 02:36 AM)
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Originally Posted by Stitch

and upgrading a pc is like bukkake

What should I call a failed pc upgrade? Incompatible parts, confusion, and frustration.
Threi
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(02-24-2008, 02:37 AM)
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Originally Posted by Stinkles

Man, if you think using a PC is sex, wait til you have intercourse with an accommodating human female.

What's wrong with both?
Dante
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(02-24-2008, 02:37 AM)

Originally Posted by MWS Natural

I will upgrade somehow the 250GB cap is removed or a workaround found. I really don't want any external HD's sitting in my entertainment system.

There is no 250 cap. Unless you are talking about a FAT 32 external drive.
Kittonwy
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(02-24-2008, 02:39 AM)

Originally Posted by DeadGzuz

So I scored a 120GB 2.5" drive from BB for $23 (yes, that hurts to read as a 360 owner).

1. Plugged in a 40GB USB drive (my friend's old PS3 HD), ran the backup utility (30GB ~1hr). Played co-op EDF.

2. Swapped the drives, literally 3 minutes of work.

3. Booted PS3 which prompted for a format (15-20 secs).

4. Ran restore utility (~1hr). Watched TV.

Rebooted and my PS3 was in the same state as pre-upgrade. Everything. Games, saves, themes, bookmarks, config, etc. Get this, my "The Club" demo was still DLing at 46%. It backed up my background DL mid-stream.

Standard OTS HD upgrade was a very nice touch Sony, thank you. Now to buy a 2.5" external USB case for my old 60GB.

Now I have parity. 120GB 360 & 120GB PS3. :D

And you didn't even have to use your tongue.
MWS Natural
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(02-24-2008, 02:39 AM)
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Originally Posted by Dante

There is no 250 cap. Unless you are talking about a FAT 32 external drive.

Really? I thought in the last PS3 internal HD thread people were saying that. If there is not cap then I'm definitely going to invest in a 500GB drive once my 60GB fills up.
TTP
Have a fun! Enjoy!
(02-24-2008, 02:40 AM)
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Originally Posted by DeadGzuz

It backed up my background DL mid-stream.

That's pretty cool actually.
sun-drop
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(02-24-2008, 02:40 AM)
yes it is awesome, and i'll be upgrading my HDD no doubt when playTV comes out shortly..

but, wish you could just buy a new HDD, swapp out drives, put my old drive ina USB caddy and run a import on my ps3 stright from that ...you know ...do away with the need to involve a backup and a 3rd drive.
Full Recovery
(02-24-2008, 02:40 AM)
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I upgraded to a 200gb 7,200 rpm 16mb cache and I felt so so very dirty.

(FYI 7,200 rpm does make an Installation improvement, and does not overheat my console)

So if you want to shave a few minutes off of that Capcom install, get a 7,200 rpm HDD.
B-Ri
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(02-24-2008, 02:40 AM)
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id do this, but the rock band save wont copy over :'(
Laguna X
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(02-24-2008, 02:40 AM)
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How did you manage to get a 120gb hdd for $23?
Pakman
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(02-24-2008, 02:40 AM)

Originally Posted by MoxManiac

Can you please tell me how you got one for $23? Please?

20GB PS3 owner here :(

He probably got it through the YMMV Best Buy clearance deal that's up on Slickdeals.
CrushDance
This sh!t needs to stop?
(02-24-2008, 02:42 AM)

Originally Posted by Dante

There is no 250 cap. Unless you are talking about a FAT 32 external drive.

The only cap I believe is 2GB for videos, due to piracy. I have a 60GB drive but I'm trying to save up and get a 500GB one. Allowing end users to buy any drive from any manufacturer is probably the best decision Sony made hardware wise.
shidoshi
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(02-24-2008, 02:42 AM)
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I picked up possibly the same 120GB HDD from Best Buy for $56 (I'll have to see if it's the same drive, and if I can get a price match), and had basically the same experience.

...well, except that even when using the proper screwdriver, the blue screw stripped itself a bit, and one of the drive screws was so tight in that it completely stripped, and I ended up bending the caddy a bit trying to get the damn thing out. I now have a stock drive that won't come out, a new drive just sitting around, and am awaiting a call from Sony in hopes I can get a new caddy after the person I talked to swore that they won't sell the parts to me. (Though I've read reports from others who have done just that.)

Other than that, though, you know, about the same experience.
saelz8
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(02-24-2008, 02:43 AM)
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Originally Posted by Ploid 3.0

What should I call a failed pc upgrade?

Erectile Dysfunction
Choke on the Magic
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(02-24-2008, 02:43 AM)
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Originally Posted by Stinkles

Man, if you think using a PC is sex, wait til you have intercourse with an accommodating human female.


Internet porn?
-COOLIO-
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(02-24-2008, 02:44 AM)
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Originally Posted by Stinkles

Man, if you think using a PC is sex, wait til you have intercourse with an accommodating human female.

:lol :lol :lol
garth2000
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(02-24-2008, 02:45 AM)
As a 360 owner, I must say, hats off. I'm very jealous.

Now if you will excuse me, I need to go spend an hour cleaning up my HDD so I can download another demo.

.... Stupid $200 HDD upgrade
shintoki
sparkle this bitch
(02-24-2008, 02:46 AM)
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So you want to have sex with the PS3...
Kuran
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(02-24-2008, 02:47 AM)
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I couldn't unscrew the screws... one of them just spins infinitely.. :(

I'd have to drill it out, and thats just scary.
Choke on the Magic
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(02-24-2008, 02:47 AM)
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Originally Posted by shintoki

So you want to have sex with the PS3...

There are plenty of slots on it. provide your dick is small enough
Lord Error
Insane For Sony
(02-24-2008, 02:53 AM)

Originally Posted by Kagari

How did you get the screws out of the old HDD without stripping them? I found this extremely hard while trying to upgrade my friend's 20GB.

I was worried about this reading about it, but it was not problem at all. I used a screwdriver that had a tip that was a perfect match for screws in question though. That probably helped.
vercity82
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(02-24-2008, 03:01 AM)
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Got a question im tempted to buy a 320gb for the ps3 so....

1.on my japanese accounts i cannot remember my password for dear lord will the restore back up remember everything thats on my current drive?

So all accounts and all will be as they are on my 60gb as this tempts me so much my devil may cry 4 seemed to run slow even after install as lack of space left on my drive :(
Kagari
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(02-24-2008, 03:07 AM)
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Originally Posted by vercity82

Got a question im tempted to buy a 320gb for the ps3 so....

1.on my japanese accounts i cannot remember my password for dear lord will the restore back up remember everything thats on my current drive?

So all accounts and all will be as they are on my 60gb as this tempts me so much my devil may cry 4 seemed to run slow even after install as lack of space left on my drive :(

If you don't remember your password, you could always do password recovery.
inner-G
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(02-24-2008, 03:16 AM)
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Originally Posted by Threi

Man if that is sex to you wait till you use a PC.

it's actually easier to switch out than a PC HDD imo.

running the backup utility takes a while, but its very very easy.

No wires even.
duk
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(02-24-2008, 03:19 AM)
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wow i barely used any of my hdd, saved $23
SiegfriedFM
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(02-24-2008, 03:19 AM)
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You can only do password recovery if you remember the dates and questions you put in when creating it, and if you're making a second or third account you tend not to bother too much with that...
bjork
(02-24-2008, 03:31 AM)
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Wouldn't like... hooking the genesis to the 32x, be more like console sex?
shidoshi
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(02-24-2008, 03:33 AM)
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Originally Posted by Marconelly

I was worried about this reading about it, but it was not problem at all. I used a screwdriver that had a tip that was a perfect match for screws in question though. That probably helped.

I hate when people say this, like those of us having problems are using a butter knife to do it or something. I used the exact size screwdriver, and three of the four screws came out perfectly, while the fourth was in so tight that I ended up stripping it. So the problem isn't just people using the wrong tools.
Argyle
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(02-24-2008, 03:33 AM)
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Originally Posted by B-Ri

id do this, but the rock band save wont copy over :'(

I upgraded a couple of days ago, the Rock Band save WILL copy over.

Also, I stripped the head of the 4th screw :( but I managed to get it out with a pair of needlenose pliers.
Baron Doggystyle von Woof
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(02-24-2008, 03:35 AM)
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thread titles like these makes me a little shamed of being a gamer.
Davidion
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(02-24-2008, 03:38 AM)
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Originally Posted by shaft

thread titles like these makes me a little shamed of being a gamer.

mmm hmmm
vercity82
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(02-24-2008, 03:42 AM)
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Anybody know if it saves my login data???And i have lost my recovery its on the jap account so i cant rememebr nothing at all :(
Urban Scholar
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(02-24-2008, 03:47 AM)
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Originally Posted by DeadGzuz

So I scored a 120GB 2.5" drive from BB for $23 (yes, that hurts to read as a 360 owner).

1. Plugged in a 40GB USB drive (my friend's old PS3 HD), ran the backup utility (30GB ~1hr). Played co-op EDF.

2. Swapped the drives, literally 3 minutes of work.

3. Booted PS3 which prompted for a format (15-20 secs).

4. Ran restore utility (~1hr). Watched TV.

Rebooted and my PS3 was in the same state as pre-upgrade. Everything. Games, saves, themes, bookmarks, config, etc. Get this, my "The Club" demo was still DLing at 46%. It backed up my background DL mid-stream.

Standard OTS HD upgrade was a very nice touch Sony, thank you. Now to buy a 2.5" external USB case for my old 60GB.

Now I have parity. 120GB 360 & 120GB PS3. :D

That's pretty freaking awesome
Gattsu25
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(02-24-2008, 03:54 AM)
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Originally Posted by shaft

thread titles like these makes me a little shamed of being a gamer.

Hush, you. Big kids are talking now.
watership
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(02-24-2008, 04:00 AM)
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I went out and bought a 1TB drive for my PC, then shared the drive to my 360. I still have 8 gigs for demos as they come out. Shrug. I seem to be doing okay. Now when more and more Xbox Originals come out, I may be in trouble. But since I play one or two games at a time, I'm not to concerned.

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