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#1 starmask2k3   CAG MASTER'S Trading Ban   13737 Posts   Joined 14.8 Years Ago  


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   MW2 Hacker CAGiversary!   1950 Posts   Joined 9.5 Years Ago  

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.

#3 cheapfrag   CAG'er CAGiversary!   1462 Posts   Joined 13.7 Years Ago  

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.