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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Apr 2008

    Backing up the PS3 to my computer?

    Hi all,

    I don't have a removable storage device that has over 40gb of space on it, but I do however have a cable to connect my PS3 to my computer by USB. I was wondering if I could say... make a partition on my hard drive that would act as a removable storage device for the PS3.

    Any ideas?

  2. #2
    I think it doesn't work. If you want to use your PC HDD to backup PS3 data, why dont you try this way?

    - create FAT32 partition.
    - unplug HDD from PC
    - put PC HDD to USB external box
    - Backup PS3 data to PC HDD via USB external box

    I think this way is a lot easy and faster.

  3. #3
    There are ways where you can partition a drive of your HDD to have the same partition as those external flash and hdd devices, but I don't think that the partition would initialize when you connect your pc to ps3 via usb.

  4. #4


    try use vfd (virtual flash drive) google it. May be it can work..

  5. #5
    i tried it, but it doesn't work. Good to have an old 80 GB external drive.

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Dec 2006


    The USB system is designed to have 1Master and upto 127 slaves in one bus.. What you are talking about is connecting 2 masters to each other in the same bus. This is not possible without 2 things. Hardware or Software access.

    1) hardware access (would require you to modify your PS3 and add a slave USB connection. And add support in PS3 os for slave usb to work.

    2) OS access and modification of PS3 USBHOST/USBHOSTFS and a couple of more driver modification to work as slave instead of master ..

    So no.. it wont work the way you are asking. The best easiest and most noob friendly way is to use an external hdd for transfering stuff.

  7. #7
    you may backup your ps3 on your ps3 hdd and then copy your backup to your pc and delete the ps3 one.

  8. #8


    With the right adapter (Available at ya local PC shop) you can plug a normal desktop size sata drive straight into your ps3 so i dont see why you wouldn't be able to do it the other way around then you can shop for a cheap 300GB.

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