Updating ps3 hdd
When I did my backup I used a Maxtor 80 gigabyte USB hard drive, but any USB hard drive with enough space will do.
Connect the USB hard drive to the PS3 and the PS3 system software will automatically recognize the external USB hard drive, allowing you to copy contents from the PS3 to the external USB hard drive. This is fairly simple, just use the navigation in the PS3 to locate the media you would like to back up and copy it to the USB hard drive.
Despite all the controversy surrounding DRM, digital game downloads have finally arrived too – nowadays, you can download premium AAA titles on launch day without having to wait for a piece of plastic to arrive in the mail.
And if you’re a Play Station Plus subscriber, you have gigabytes of new games literally thrown at you every month.
On Christmas Day 2010 my PS3 stopped reading discs so I bought a new one, took the hard drive out of the old one, wiped/formatted it and used it as a portable hard drive.
Within the folder, create a folder named 'UPDATE' (This folder name is case sensitive and must appear in all capital letters).
The console settings, online IDs and so forth are retained in the PS3's flash memory, so there is no need to copy this content.
Be sure to move any game content, such as game saves and game demos, as well as any other media, such as pictures, video, movies, and trailers. It is important that you disconnect all cables from the PS3, including video cables, controller cables, other accessory cables, and especially the power cable.
What you're looking at now is the side of your hard drive.
Now turn your attention to the shiny, blue screw in the middle.