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Questions tagged [hard-drive]

A hard drive (hard disk, hard disk drive, or HDD) is a piece of computer hardware capable of storing data magnetically on a spinning platter (or platters) coated with a magnetic material.

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Does the type of hard drive affect load times for an Xbox 360 Slim?

I currently have a 300 GB solid-state external USB 2.0 hard drive connected to my Xbox 360 slim and install / load games from it. Would load times in my games improve if I use the SATA drives (...
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How to transfer PS4 game files from an old internal drive to a new one (bigger one)

I bought a 500GB PS4 and 500GB just isn't enough so I was planning upgrade my internal storage with a 2TB DRIVE. A lot of my games are digital and after doing a lot of research, I found out that ...
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Recovering lost save files from factory reset PS4

While I wasn't home, my roommates factory reset my PS4 because they encountered some error. My account did not have PS+ so I lost a lot of savedata for all my games. I was wondering if there was any ...
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Is there a difference between a PS4 USB Harddrive and any other USB Harddrive?

so while i was browsing JB Hifi's store looking for a new USB Harddrive i came across this Seagate Game Drive for PS4, however the instructions on the Playstation site for using USB Hardddrives don't ...
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Will load times improve if I keep my games on an external SSD vs my windows drive?

I have an Acer nitro 5 gaming laptop, and it came with windows on the hard drive . But I had an m.2 ssd at home and I attached it to my laptop. So now I have windows on my hard drive and an unused ssd ...
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Issues with some games stuttering on 4TB hard drive

I've been using my Seagate 4TB hard drive for gaming for a while now, and though it works well for the most part, sometimes certain games would stutter or freeze momentarily while other games would ...
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Can't install certain Steam games on ExFAT hard drive [duplicate]

I was trying to install BioShock Infinite on my external hard drive, but Steam said it couldn't use my hard drive because it uses the FAT32 filesystem which I'm assuming is because it has a 4GB per ...
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More space on laptop [closed]

Can I run a game from Seagate Expansion (external hard drive) or something that can help add more space? My wife's laptop doesn't have enough space for any more games.
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Will my game fit on the available HDD space?

I have FFX/X-2 remastered and am trying to install it on PS4. Despite uninstalling some of the TV addons like Netflix & Hulu, there isn't enough space for installation. How do I estimate the ...
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Xbox 360 hard disk transfer

If I plug the hard disk of one Xbox 360 into a different 360, will it pick up the user profile, all saved games etc. so I can pick up exactly where I left off?
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How do I solve “Not enough free disk space” when patching

I have a 60GB SSD and a 2TB HDD and the SSD is used for one game, Total War: Warhammer(TWW), which takes up 34GB. To clarify, the SSD have ~55GB of usable space and the only thing on it is TWW á 34GB. ...
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Getting trophies on save from same account on different HDD

I have just changed my PS3 Hard Drive. Since my connection is fast and I didn't have an external drive big enough to back my drive up, I decided to only copy my saves on a USB stick and reinstall/re-...
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Will my Minecraft Server progress be wiped if I use a new hard drive?

I currently have an older Mac computer with a small hard drive. I recently purchased a new drive, and I am moving everything over by way of a dual-bay drive docking station. However, I'm concerned ...
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Rebuilding Database function in Playstation 3.

I been having some problems with the PS3 lately. For instance, I was re playing Dark Souls and when I was in Undead Burg the assets didn't load correctly so it kinda was impossible to play. Since it ...
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Will an SSD kill a PS3?

A while ago I bought a PS3 super slim 12Gb, and I intended to put a 120Gb SSD (a Samsung 840 EVO) inside it. I purchased the mounting bracket etc and as all the guides I read said just slapped it in ...
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Hard Drive Space Weirdness

I've been trying to free up space on my hard drive for a large game. I went through and cleaned out at least 15-20GB (probably even more) of data between downloaded games, their saves, and the game ...
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Can I use a HDD on my PS3 if I have already used another on the same console?

I'm thinking of changing the Hard Disk of my PS3 (Slim 120GB), but I am unsure of what will happen to the data on the one I previously had if I do this: PS3 has some data in the HDD. I turn off PS3, ...
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How can I clone a 20 GB Xbox 360 hard drive to a 32 GB USB drive?

My Xbox drive is beginning to fail which is why I need to get the data off of it. I have a game on the drive that is installed and the disc is scratched, so this is my only copy. I need to clone the ...
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Can I install a Steam game on two drives?

Can I install a Steam game on two hard drives? I already have a game installed on my solid state from a transfer, but that folder is full of mods and ENB files, and it's quite messy. I want to install ...
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How can I fix my PlayStation 3?

I recently acquired a PS3 (120gb Slim CECH-3003A) with some sort of HDD problem. The console would boot up, complain about having some sort of hard drive error that needs recovery, start recovering, ...
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Will Skyrim work properly if mods and main files are split over two HDDs?

I would like to know if anyone has experience running skyrim and it's mods across two separate data drives. I am upgrading my rig to a solid state, but it is only 500GB. If I want to play a game like ...
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How to transfer data from old HDD to new HDD for PS3 Super Slim?

I'm thinking of upgrading my PS3 HDD to a newer one, but so far I've seen tutorials on how to change the HDD but no information on how to transfer the games and data from my old HDD into the new one. ...
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Can I use my xbox live account if I buy a new hard drive? Will my data also be there?

I'm thinking of buying a new Xbox 360 hard drive because I'm running out of space. Will I be able to log in to my xbox live account? And if so will all the saved data on the hard drive I have now with ...
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SSD in PS3 Super Slim

I see many posts asking about replacing the HDD in PS3s, but nothing about SSDs. Given that the original PS3's 2006 release date was years before SSDs started to become mainstream, I could imagine ...
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How can I get Destiny for xbox 360 to work with external Hard Drive?

My son received a copy of Destiny for Xbox 360 and a 2 TB hard drive for Christmas. When he tried to play Destiny, it came up with an error, telling us that Destiny required an Xbox 360 hard drive. ...
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how do I install a hard drive into my ps3? [duplicate]

Today I bought a 2.5inch sata hardrive and when I was going to switch the hard drive with a new one nothing was there. What do I have to do to install it in?
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Does a hard drive need to have an external power source to be compatible with the Wii U?

The FAQ for the Wii U regarding external storage recommends that you use an external hard drive with a dedicated power source, but is the dedicated power source absolutely necessary? I want to know, ...
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New HDD for my PS3 Super Slim 12 GB

I have a PS3 Super Slim with 12 GB of flash. I need to expand its storage to install games. I still haven't bought the HDD, but I wanted to ask, since I can't seem to find the answer anywhere, if I ...
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What external hard drive specifications are supported on PS3?

Since I have a pretty small (40GB) hard drive on my PS3 I was planning on buying an external hard drive for some extra storage. I'm looking at a 2.5", 1TB, 5400 rpm Seagate Expansion with a USB 3.0 ...
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How does an SSD improve gaming performance?

How would an SSD improve my gaming performance? Is there any FPS increment after using SSD instead of HDD? My System Configuration Windows 7 Professional Intel Core i7 3770 8GB Ram EVGA GTX 980 ...
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For PC gaming on external storage, should I use Flash or HDD (hard disk drive)?

I will be playing PC games on external memory via a USB 3.0 connection. Ignoring price and memory capacity differences, which of these options is better for gameplay purposes?: a Flash USB (generally ...
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PS3 backup with another HDD

My PS3 died with YLOD couple of weeks ago and I got my new PS3 with 160GB hdd today. I also have my old hdd with 500GB including all my game saves. Can I somehow restore my game saves to the new hdd ...
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How do I Put an External Drive into My Xbox 360 Slim?

How can I put a Microsoft Xbox 360 external hard drive into my Xbox 360 slim without messing up anything else on my Xbox?
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Move one PS4 hard disk to another

Is it possible to remove the hard disk from a PS4 and insert it into another and continue using all the saved games and data as if it was in the original PS4?
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Playstation 3 fan running loudly on purpose?

My PS3 (CECH-2001A) has been running loudly since I swapped out the stock hard drive for a 1 TB 7200 RPM drive. When I say loudly, it seems that the fan inside the PS3 starts kicking into high gear ...
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Can I run games from an external hard drive? [closed]

If I install my games on an external hard drive, can I run it on a computer without leaving a footprint, and without internet access? The games I'm trying to play are: world-of-warcraft, dungeons-and-...
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Install Steam and most games in one large HDD but some popular games on a separate SSD [duplicate]

I have a 1 TB HDD and a 120 GB SSD. On the HDD I have all my data along with Steam and—currently—all my games. On the SSD I have Windows 7 and programs, but there's 50 GB of unused space that I wish ...
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Installing PS3 Games Straight From Disc To external Hard Drive

Hello Everyone i was wondering if i could install grand theft auto from my disc to an expansion drive connected to the ps3. Any Help or Pointers Would help, Thanks
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Reusing/Recycling Hard Disk space on PS3

I was thinking about buying a Playstation 3 for myself, but got confused with the HD spaces. I read some questions on Gaming SE and they suggest that using something as big as 500 is more than ...
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Is it possible to move a hard drive with Steam games to a new computer?

I've seen a lot of questions asking somewhat the reverse of this question, namely copying games from one PC to another to avoid downloading. My question is can I just remove my entire hard drive from ...
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Is it possible to reduce the load time of 'The Last of Us' on PS3?

I got a new PS3 (500GB) 2 days ago, which came with The Last of Us on Disc. But I must say this game takes lots of time to load. First time it took horribly too much time, next time onwards it took ...
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Largest hard disk you can install on a PS3?

My current PS3 HDD (1TB) is near capacity thanks to PS Plus IGC and several sales over the years. What's the largest capacity hard disk I can buy that will work with a PS3? I know there are certain ...
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Playing a game from a secondary HDD

So I have been trying to play Fallout New Vegas from my secondary hard drive. When I upgraded my hard disk I left the old one with all the data still in it and am using it as a secondary. When I try ...
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Are Wii U games on external drive transferrable?

If I downloaded some game from eShop onto my external drive, could I take the drive to a friend or family's Wii U and play the downloaded game off the external?
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The proper way to evaluate a gaming PC

After years of always having the model of "last year" and thus suffering small but annoying lag in 3D games, I want to ensure that I get a top notch model that can play this year's games with -no- lag....
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Can I install files directly onto to PS3 HDD? [closed]

Can I install files directly onto the PS3 HDD? The way I plan on doing so is.. 1.Take out the PS3 HDD 2.Connect the HDD to my laptop to the HDD with a USB converter 3.Put the files into whatever ...
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Can I safely sell an Xbox 360 with XBLA games on the HDD?

Or will the buyer be able to find all of my payment information and stuff? Obviously, my personal gamertag has been deleted.
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How many hours does it take to backup the PS3 internal drive if it is 1.0 TB

How long or how much time does it take for a PS3 to backup a 1 TB internal drive to a USB external drive using the official Backup Utility?
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Xbox 360 Flash Drives and Original Xbox Games

After researching why I was unable to successfully play Halo 2 on my Xbox 360, I found numerous articles that have brought me to the conclusion that I bought a counterfeit hard drive off of eBay a ...
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the capability to use external hard drive on xbox 360 is unlimited? [duplicate]

Hello I read in these questions: Could I use a 1/2TB USB 2/3 external HDD with an XBox 360? Installing a hard-disk on Xbox 360 4 GB These question explain than can only be used 16 GB (or 32 GB ...