PS3 Hard Drive - From one console to another... ?

#1 Posted by p4ddym1607 (995 posts) -

My ps3 died. When i get my replacement will i be able to put my old hard drive into the replacement system and boot it up like normal?

I have a feeling that ps3 hard drives are locked to each system. So my hard drive will only work in the dead ps3. Is that the case and if so what can i do to get the data onto my replacement ps3?

Any help would be awesome.

#2 Posted by Fr0Br0 (3089 posts) -

I'm pretty sure it will work with your new PS3. But be warned, getting the hard drive out is a BITCH.

#3 Posted by p4ddym1607 (995 posts) -
Fr0Br0 said:
"I'm pretty sure it will work with your new PS3. But be warned, getting the hard drive out is a BITCH."
Yep. Done it before. Actually had to get a replacement drive caddy because i busted the old one.
#4 Posted by shadows_kill (3165 posts) -

i think it will work. i dont see why it wouldnt work but im not that good with all the computer stuff...

all i know is make sure not to strip the screws...

#5 Posted by chililili (1328 posts) -
shadows_kill said:
"i think it will work. i dont see why it wouldnt work but im not that good with all the computer stuff...

all i know is make sure not to strip the screws..."
Actually it will not work entirely well. You see when you change the hard drive in the ps3 for another hard drive in the same machine you can essentially copy everything and everything will work. But if you change hard drives with another ps3 (and keep your old data) certain things will not be available in the newer ps3. Like certain locked save data and I think downloable games/movies as well as your settings (but those don't matter). You will have to redownload ALL of your games, but don't worry there is a 5 ps3 limit on that (in other words you can download them in 5 different ps3s). As for the save data, I think that is just limited to certain games, like for example Dragon Ball Z: burst Limit has a save file that you cannot copy or transfer into anyhting.

Also I stripped the screws, those stupid screws suck ass.
#6 Posted by shadows_kill (3165 posts) -
chililili said:
"shadows_kill said:
"i think it will work. i dont see why it wouldnt work but im not that good with all the computer stuff...

all i know is make sure not to strip the screws..."


Also I stripped the screws, those stupid screws suck ass."
yeah. one screw we almost stripped. if i try to change harddrives now it would be near impossible cause i would strip it for sure.
#7 Posted by Gamingisforlife (1 posts) -

If i have a ps3 that got yellow light of death, and take out the hard drive that was 60gb and put it in to a new ps3 that is 320gb that i'm gonna buy will it get 60 gb in it or will it be 320 with all of my savings, how can i get all of the savings and memories from the old one with yellow light of death into a new ps3 ?? Help me, i'm dying !!!

#8 Posted by PufferFiz (1376 posts) -
@Gamingisforlife said:
" If i have a ps3 that got yellow light of death, and take out the hard drive that was 60gb and put it in to a new ps3 that is 320gb that i'm gonna buy will it get 60 gb in it or will it be 320 with all of my savings, how can i get all of the savings and memories from the old one with yellow light of death into a new ps3 ?? Help me, i'm dying !!! "
my experience is that as soon as you put in the new drive it formats the drive, so your fucked. Though they may have changed this.

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