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DIGISTOR 500GB External Hard Drive for Playstation 3 (PS3) - USB 3.0 / 2.0
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- External USB 3.0 / 2.0 Media Drive Pre-formatted for compatibility with PlayStation 3 PS3 gaming consoles
- 500GB data capacity external hard disk storage device on PS3 for movies, music, and photos
- Fast and reliable data transfer via USB 3.0 / 2.0 port. Powered via single USB port
- Easily backup your entire PS3 using the PlayStation Backup Utility
- Copy Game Save Data (not all games saves support this)
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|Digital Storage Capacity||500 GB||250 GB||1 TB||500 GB|
|Hard Disk Description||Portable||portable||Portable||Portable|
|Hard-Drive Size||500 GB||250 GB||1 TB||500 GB|
|Hardware Connectivity||USB 2.0||USB||USB 3.0||SATA 3.0 Gb/s|
|Item Dimensions||—||5.5 x 7.4 x 0.8 in||0.6 x 4.8 x 3.2 in||5.5 x 8.6 x 0.8 in|
|Item Weight||—||0.62 lb||6.4 ounces||0.55 lb|
|Memory Storage Capacity||500 GB||250 GB||1 TB||—|
Store media for playback on PS3 console
Backup your entire PS3 to the DIGISTOR DIG-82522 External HDD
The DIGISTOR DIG-82522 is a 500GB Portable USB 3.0 / 2.0 Media Drive for PS3 gaming consoles.
PS3 External Drive Features
- Easily backup your entire PS3 for peace of mind. Simply plug in the drive and launch the Backup Utility in System Settings
- Backup Game Saves (not all games allow this)
- Playback video files and movies. Play standard or high definition Divx or MPEG/MP4 files (no copy protection and <4GB)
- Listen to your audio files, complete with album art (no copy protection)
- View photos and images using the beautiful PS3 Photo album rendering system
- USB Powered Hard Drive, no wall adapters needed
- Portable hard drive with sleek design, fits in a shirt pocket
Fill the drive with media from your PC or Mac at USB 3.0 speeds when using a USB 3.0 port. USB 2.0 compatible.
More storage space for photos, mp3s and videos/movies.
This PS3 portable hard drive comes with a stylish soft black sleeve for carrying and protection.
Need even more storage? Visit the DIGISTOR 1TB External Hard Drive for Playstation 3 (DIG-82123) product page!
Please note: You cannot copy individual games downloads from PSN to this drive. The backup capability is for a full system backup, game save files, as well as multimedia storage.
Top customer reviews
in a nutshell
500 gb of memory
works great/easy to use
receives power from ps3 so no need to find more outlet space
came with protective sleeve (*not included in product description so may not come with everyone's order)
The main selling point, or appeal of this drive is it is currently the ONLY pre-formatted external hard drive available in Fat 32. All others must be modified and formatted, which can take time and require special programs that aren't 100% reliable. Although it is a bit more expensive than other external drives it saves you the agony and trouble of having to partition and format your new drive to use it with the PS3. I have witnessed (friends of mine) and read several horror stories online concerning incompatibility and formatting issues with most external hard drives and the PS3, especially when formatted with recent versions of windows. Windows OS only allows you to create small partitions (not to exceed 32GB) instead of allowing you to format the entire 500GB. So you essentially end up with a bunch of smaller drives, which won't allow you to save large files, such as entire hard drive backups, or massive game or movie files. If you want a drive that you don't have to mess with and that you can literally just plug and play, this is the only game in town. When you are dealing with long backups, sensitive data and important restores you don't want to have to worry if it will work or fail. This works perfectly with the PS3 and it recently came in handy....
I bought it mainly for use with my PS3s and specifically to back up both systems, but have recently started using it to store files from my PC, movies, photos and music. My first PS3 fat recently was affected by the "yellow light of death" and I nearly lost all of my video, game saves, photos, and music stored on that system. I was able to get the system running temporarily (a few days) with a quick fix I found online and I used this external hard drive to back it up. I then was able to swap the 320GB hard drive out of my dead PS3 into my new slim without deleting anything, and backup both system's entire hard drives. Now when I get another slim I can use the Digistor to restore the data from my dead PS3 on the new one. Some game saves are copy protected and can only be salvaged by backing up your entire system and can't be copied or moved one at a time. Because I am using about 100 GB of space on both PS3's I needed a drive that could back up both entirely in case of a future failure or the YLOD. This drive can also come in handy for hard drive swaps, and will allow you to use the back up utility without deleting anything off your systems. I have already used it for both and it had no issues. It is fairly small and it comes with a body glove protective case and a short USB cable. It is also compatible with the PS3 controller USB cable because it uses the same female connector as the controller. It is extremely quiet and if not for the small LED power light I wouldn't even know it was powered on.
In conclusion, if you are a PS3 owner I highly recommend this drive. The YLOD can strike any PS3 at any time and it is wise to plan ahead to minimize your losses. It can come in handy for file storage, transfers, backups, etc and not only for your PS3 also your PC files, music, photos, etc. It saved me a lot of time, money and trouble and made the whole YLOD issue a lot easier to handle. I know it is more expensive than other similar external hard drives but it is worth every penny to avoid the aggravation and hassle of formatting, and the piece of mind knowing it will work properly without any problems or failure.
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