Jump to content



Photo
- - - - -

i really would like to know this Q?


  • Please log in to reply
2 replies to this topic

#1 starmask2k3

starmask2k3

    CAG MASTER'S

  • Trading Ban

Posted 16 October 2012 - 04:46 AM

Why the HELL does the ps3 have a backup and a restore utility when you can't use it on a different ps3

#2 Mad39er

Mad39er

Posted 16 October 2012 - 05:51 AM

Really? You can just hook up some Ethernet and transfer it all to a different PS3. The back up and restore is to back up the contents externally, ie; unlocked game saves and game data. There are reasons to use the utility, transferring stuff to another ps3 is not one of them. You can always copy to a flash drive and move it that way.
Gran Turismo 5 B-Spec Primer - Now with colors!
"When I started racing my father told me, ‘Cristiano, nobody has three balls but some people have two very good ones'." – Cristiano Da Matta

"Any drunk can fall off a bar stool. It takes a real man to ride it all the way to the ground."

Referal for Dusk 514:
Sign up for Dusk 514 through my link and get extra starting perks.

#3 cheapfrag

cheapfrag

Posted 16 October 2012 - 03:55 PM

Actually I think you really would like to know this "answer" since the question has already been stated.

The back-up/restore did copy most of my game saves when I traded in my 60 GB PS3 for a new 160 GB slim... but it took like 4 hours to do the back-up and about 10 minutes to do the restore... I knew something was up. Most of the game install files were not restored so I had to redownload the patches. And also, the locked/copy protected game saves were not restored (bummed about that). If I had to do it all over again, I would just copy the game saves to a USB drive and save a lot of time. But back-up/restore works great when upgrading the hard drive on a PS3.