I've just ordered the Sony repair service for my 20GB PS3 that's been having a lot of glitch, freezing, and display problems with PS3 games (FFXI and FFXII work fine). After paying for the repair service, Sony sent me an email listing steps I must take before delivering the system to them.
One of these instructions asked me to back up my data. I have a Western Digital 500GB external harddrive that I would like to save my data on. I'm aware that I'll need to install FFXI from scratch (OR NOT!), but I'm having difficulty with PS2 gamesaves. I've been searching other websites, and the general consensus seems to be that PS3 games can be backed up on the external harddrive, but PS2 games cannot be backed up.
However, I would like to ask and point out some things before I ask my main questions:
- Just a while ago I copied PS2 and PS3 files onto the external drive by going to the file itself => Hitting Triangle => Copy => Select External Drive
- This seemed to work for both PS3 and PS2 games
- I tried copying the PS2 file from the external drive back onto the PS3's virtual memory card and it seemed to work (Did not start up the game to check and see if it actually worked though)
Hence, it seems that people were saying you cannot back up your PS2 gamesaves, but from the looks of it, it seems possible.
Main Question: If I copy my PS2 gamesave from the PS3 onto an external harddrive and send it in, can I copy the gamesave from the external harddrive back onto the PS3 when it returns?