I've had a 160 GB PS3 for almost 3 years now, and would like to back up my data in case something happens to the console, particularly if I get a YLOD(which would totally suck, as I really love my PsTriple).
I have definitely considered creating a FAT32 partition on my 500GB external hard drive just for that purpose, but would that work okay.....or would I have to format the entire drive(which I can't afford to do at the moment)?
Also, if I end up losing the games & other content that I bought and downloaded, would I have to pay for them all over again, or is it something I needn't be worried about?(I can handle just re-downloading; I got a decent cable speed, so that'll be fine)
And finally, I've heard a lotta great things about PSN Plus, including the ability to save game data, as well as trophies and saves. But will it be able to transfer the backup data to a new PS3 incase the old one dies and the original stuff can no longer be recovered by ordinary means?
You can create a partition, there is no need to format whole drive.
Yes, you can redownload all your games.
PS+ save game data is only for your saved games, trophies are associated with your account, and as long as they synchronized you can't lose anything. And yes, you can restore all that to new console.
I'm spoiled by being able to back up all of my save/game data on my PS3, PC, Vita etc, so I'm a little concerned that there isn't a straight up "back up all the things" option in the Wii U settings. I've heard some icky backup suggestions like manually copying files. However, since you can move games/their saves over 100% to an external source (which I should then be able to back up), it seems like if all my game/save content is on an external device I should be able to back up that device and keep all my content, right? So if all my content is on an external drive can I really back it up
Sorry to ask this again, but I cannot find any concrete and clear answers online. I wish to back up my downloaded games and data so that if my hard drive fails, or such a time comes that I can no longer re-download my games, I still have them in a back up. I understand that you can copy games to a hard drive, or use the 'backup' utility. Does this require a dedicated USB mass storage device? Or will it function on a hard drive that has other data already on it? Will it format the device and dedicate it entirely to the PS3, or can it share the drive with other data?
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