Your question: Can I put my old PS3 hard drive in my new PS3?

Are PS3 hard drives interchangeable?

It is absolutely possible to swap back and forth between hard drives, so long as each drive was formatted by the PS3 you are using.

Does PS3 Recognize external hard drive?

Attach your external hard drive to your PC and turn it on. There is only one thing that stops a hard drive from being compatible with the PS3: the file system. … But the PS3 can’t read NTFS, and needs its external media to be formatted with FAT or FAT32.

How big of a HDD can I put in a PS3?

How big of a HDD can I put in a PS3? You should make sure it’s a 2.5-inch drive of 9.5mm height or less. As for capacity, it seems that the max capacity supported by PS3 is 1TB.

What happens if I remove my PS3 hard drive?

Yes. It works fine after removing the HDD. It will just use the internal 12GB storage. The PS3 will work with the previous data that you had in your 12GB flash memory.

Why won’t my PS3 read my USB?

Why Won’t My PS3 Read My USB? … Here’s the answer: The USB drive is NTFS. And PS3 can only read USB drive in FAT32. To solve this problem, you need to convert the USB drive from NTFS to FAT32.

IT IS AMAZING:  How do I watch a DVD on my Sony Smart TV?

Why won’t my PS3 read my external hard drive?

But the ordinary reason should be the file system: you need to make sure that the external hard drive is in MBR and FAT32 is the first partition (actually, the PS3 cannot detect the hard drive which is half FTFS and half FAT32, too). You’d better make FAT32 a logical partition rather than primary partition.

Can you replace PS3 hard drive with SSD?

While this is true for virtually every games console out there, PlayStation 3 is unique in that you can upgrade the stock hard drive with any kind of replacement you like – and that includes state-of-the-art SSD (solid state disk) technology.

How do I transfer data from a dead PS3?

There’s no way to get data off a PS3’s hard disk if the PS3 is dead. Transplanting the hard disk into a new PS3 doesn’t work because the hard disk data is tied to the old PS3. The new PS3 will only allow you to format the drive, not access the data.

Can I put a 1TB drive in my PS3?

What hard drive can you use in your PS3? You need to make sure it’s a 2.5-inch serial ATA drive of 9.5mm height or less. In practical terms this means you can buy most 2.5-inch 500GB or 1TB slimline hard drives without any major issues.

Can you add memory to a PS3?

The Sony PlayStation 3 has a finite amount of storage space, which means there’s a limit to how much digital content you can download. It’s possible to upgrade the PS3 hard drive so that it can hold more games, movies, and other media.

IT IS AMAZING:  Is it OK to install HDD vertically?