The PS3 may not be hot news in the game world anymore, but we can guarantee you probably still haven't played half of its best titles and we're still waiting on the PS4 to really show us its best.However, most models of Sony's last console don't have enough hard drive space to store all that many game installs.There are a few things to think about before jumping right in. If, however, you're like me and don't have an external hard drive, you have to take a different approach. You can pick one of these up from Newegg for around and recycle your PS3's existing hard drive into a spiffy external hard drive. On the left side of the machine there is a small hatch.
Then, when you plug the USB drive into your PS3, you'll see the media in the folders appear in the Cross Media Bar (XMB) under their respective categories.
I'll go over the steps involved in replacing the stock hard drive in a Playstation 3 with a larger one.
I avoided doing this for a long time because I was under the assumption that it would void my warranty.
Load up music, movies, and photos There are a few ways to get music, video, and photos from your computer to your PS3: wirelessly stream it; burn a CD with the data; or use a USB thumbdrive.
Streaming is a great option if you want constant access to your PC's media library, but often the experience is tainted by lag and a spotty Wi-Fi connection.