How To Access PS3 Hard Drive To Delete Stuff
Sony didn't make knowing how to access the PS3 hard drive to delete stuff, easy but it is possible. You have a few options at your disposal, some of which are more effective than others. Either way, it's a pretty fast process that is by no means insurmountable, so go boot up that console!
To access your PS3 hard drive to delete stuff, you will need:
- A PS3 with controller
- A computer with a spare SATA port and cable and SATA power cord (optional)
A small Phillips-head screwdriver (optional)
Start with Software The software-only method will work for the vast majority of what you need to do. You can access the PS3 hard drive to delete stuff through a number of various places on the PS3. If you want to delete media files such as music, pictures, just navigate to them in your XMB, press triangle, and select delete.
Dig Deeper If you're looking to access your PS3 hard drive to delete game data or saves, you can do that from software too. In the "Games" tab of the XMB, find the Game Data Utility for installed games, and the Saved Data Utility for saved games. You can use the triangle, delete method here, too.
- Brute Force If you're not having any luck accessing your PS3 hard drive to delete stuff you still can use the brute force method. Remove your hard drive from your PS3. You do this by prying open the shield, unscrewing the securing screw, and sliding the tray out of the console. Use a SATA cable or a spare laptop hard drive bay to connect the PS3 hard drive to your computer. Do some searching around and delete as necessary!
Congratulations! You've accessed your PS3 hard drive to delete stuff with very little fuss or mess. Enjoy refilling the hard drive time and time again!