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Three ways to use a USB drive with your PS3: How To Video

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How To Video: Three ways to use a USB drive with your PS3

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Those USB ports on the front of your PS3 aren't just for charging your controllers. Sharon Vaknin offers three ways to use a USB drive to transfer media files, game save data, and more.

You know you can use your USB drive for transferring files and storing data but if you care -- of these guys with your gaming console. You can do a whole lot more. I'm Sharon vaknin for CNET and today -- -- you three ways you can use a flash drive with your PS3. First that media playback instead of burning your media on a CD just play it -- with your PS3. You can put music videos and photos on your USB drive. The trick is to make sure when you're moving them from your computer. -- -- your files into individual folders labeled music. Video and picture. Then when you plug the drive into your PS3 you'll see your media show up under each of those categories. From there you can play your music watch a slide show photos or -- of -- video. Say you wanna pick up where your front -- softening game or maybe you wanna bring your own M -- -- franchise over to a friend's PS3. With your USB drive you can back up and transfer -- game saves -- and other PS3. Playing your USB drive and from the game's menu go to your game saves. Finding game you -- -- transfer and hit the options button and hit copy and miniature flash drive. When you plug your drive into another PS3 you'll finding games -- in the saved data utility. -- -- your saved file and play away. Finally one of the most practical and time saving ways to -- your drive is for updating your console. The PS3 is notorious for making you wait while the latest opera version downloads and installs before you can do anything else with your system. To speed things up -- -- update while you're at work from the PlayStation site. Make sure you put in a folder titled update on your USB drive. Then when you get home all you have to do his -- into your PS3 go to settings. System updates. And -- -- from your flash drive. Trust me it's a lot faster this way. So there you go three quick tips for using USB drive with your PS3. And for more USB fun be sure to check out my other media on five -- uses for USB flash drive. If you have any questions hit me up on Twitter -- -- -- maintains a profile for more tips like that. For cnet.com. -- back.

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