Can I transfer save data from my 60 GB PS3 to slim 120 GB PS3?

#1 Posted by CraigAA1028 (546 posts) -

Is there a type of cable I'd be able to buy. Part of me wants the new model because, well, it's new. But I won't if I have to go through a complex process to transfer my game and save data.

#2 Edited by Ben_H (3427 posts) -

I don't have a PS3 but can't you store data on USB flash drives and hook up external drives with the USB?  Could you perhaps transfer your data using one of those methods?  I think you can.  Look up on how to change drives and transfer for regular PS3s.  I imagine the process would be similar or identical except it would be to a different system.  I'm sure Sony will have an easy way to because I doubt they want to abandon current owners who wish to upgrade.

#3 Edited by Asurastrike (2173 posts) -
@CraigAA said:

" Is there a type of cable I'd be able to buy. Part of me wants the new model because, well, it's new. But I won't if I have to go through a complex process to transfer my game and save data. "

Why would you replace your backwards compatible PS3 with one that isn't? You know you can just buy a bigger harddrive for your existing model right?
 
And yes, you can transfer save data on a USB flash drive.
#4 Edited by ververdan0226 (1573 posts) -
@CraigAA said:

" Is there a type of cable I'd be able to buy. Part of me wants the new model because, well, it's new. But I won't if I have to go through a complex process to transfer my game and save data. "

I don't believe that there's a direct cable. Correct me if I'm wrong people, but the only option I think is to export all your media, saves and games into an external hard drive or memory unit and then put it back into your new 120 GB Slim. Sorry.
 
And by the way, you have a PS3, why are you upgrading (or downgrading for you naysayers) to the PS3 Slim, especially in this economy? If anything, you just upgrade your hard drive, I don't see the bother  or waste of money in doing the upgrade and having to transfer all your media.
#5 Posted by JJOR64 (19065 posts) -

Why would you get a Slim?  Doesn't the 60gb model have backward compatibility?  If it does, just buy a new hard-drive for it.

#6 Posted by choffy21 (1376 posts) -

Plug in a USB Drive, and on the XMB, go to "Save Data Utility," press ▲, then select Copy.

#7 Posted by FCKSNAP (2299 posts) -

This all about being slimmer isn't it?
 
You can use the backup feature under the system settings and then restore on your new unit, which will make everything identical on both machines. BUT anything designated as copy-protected will not be carried over to a machine with a different serial number.

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