Hey guys, I recently got a new 500GB hard drive my for my PS3, a old, fat 40GB, but have been finding it difficult to get a hold of an external hard drive to back up all of my stuff from my old hard drive on (an issue having to do with money and friends not really coming through). So my question is, what would happen if I were to just throw the new hard drive into my PS3? Can I still recover my account and just download stuff onto it (i.e. games purchased)?. I can live without my old saves and installs, for the most part. Or is this not possible and I have to format the new hard drive in some fashion?
If anyone could shed some light on the issue, that would be wonderful.