Recovering the Lost.... saves...

#1 Posted by White (1330 posts) -

I have a problem. A "hundreds of hours worth" problem. In 2010 my PS3 phat bricked, suffering from a mobo failure when I played God of War 3, Resonance of Fate and Bad Company 2 non-stop on it. Sony wanted as much money as it costs to get a new one to fix it, to which I tell them "No." and I went out and got a new one.

Now I have an old PS3 that doesn't work, can't boot, but a 40GB HDD that carries save data that's worth its MBs in gold (think weight in gold, but MBs). I tried plugging it into the e-SATA/X-Dock port on my Coolmaster in an attempt to at least see what's in there but it won't detect it, even though it's spinning like a jet engine once plugged.

I REALLY want my saves back. Dark Souls is coming out next week and I just wanna get a feel of its predecessor through using my old save. Anyone know how I can salvage this situation? Probably the only 2 game saves that I really want are my Resonance of Fate and Demon Souls saves.

#2 Posted by Swoxx (2988 posts) -

I'm no expert at this but can't you just plug that drive into your new PS3?

#3 Posted by White (1330 posts) -

@Swoxx said:

I'm no expert at this but can't you just plug that drive into your new PS3?

Well I did. And it bitched that the HDD is unacceptable to the new PS3. I forgot the actual wording but it says something along the lines of "Please format it and install the latest PS3 firmware on it so we can install off it".

#4 Posted by kingzetta (4307 posts) -

gone forever

#5 Posted by Zidd (1838 posts) -

When my PS3 failed I only lost 2 saves because I had PS+. I would consider signing up to protect your data especially since it automatically updates the data now.

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#6 Posted by Swoxx (2988 posts) -

@White said:

@Swoxx said:

I'm no expert at this but can't you just plug that drive into your new PS3?

Well I did. And it bitched that the HDD is unacceptable to the new PS3. I forgot the actual wording but it says something along the lines of "Please format it and install the latest PS3 firmware on it so we can install off it".

That sucks pal, I don't know then.

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