Originally Posted by tnx
I have been thinking about this since i found out that big filed games wont play off an external HDD.
I thought about getting a new 2.5" SATA HDD to sling in my PS3 but i dont like spending money.
Then i thought about connecting up my 3.5" SATA to my PS3 and powering it off a seperate power lead.
I saw a tut on YouTube showing the very same thing.Looks easy enough.
then i had another thought.
Would this work.
I guess big filed games need to be on a PS3 formatted HDD.
You take your external SATA HDD and connect it upto the PS3 and let it format it.
Put back in the PS3 the original HDD.
Connect the external HDD back into its caddy.
Power up the PS3 in JB mode.
Plug in the external USB HDD formatted by the PS3.
Would this make the PS3 throw a right woobly and goe tits up.
Or would this let a backup manager backup the games to the external HDD allowing big filed games to play.No splitting involved.
The backup managers must recognise the PS3 formatted HDD so why cant it recognise a USB external HDD formatted by the PS3.
Is this a kooky idea.
Has anybody tried it..
Yes i tried this already it was my first thought to do this too. But unfortunately this aint working. The PS3 doesnt recognice the HDD if you connect it via USB.
Originally Posted by serhat
if I Use an external IDE HDD Case to connect an Internal 3,5" Sata HDD as PS3 HDD My data will be deleted?
Which Data? The one on the Internal Sata HDD? Yes. The Other Data from the old HDD can be copied to another HDD which is connected using Comgenies Awesome file Manager. Just copy all the content of Dev_HD0 to the external USB HDD and then copy it back later on again using Comgenies File Manager to the new connected Sata HDD. That was the way i did it.