I have a hard drive from a PS3 that I am trying to copy to a portable hard drive. I am trying to do this without deleting data from the portable hard drive. Does any one know of a program or a way to do this?

  • So in other words how do you copy a RAW hard drive.
    – Brandon
    Commented Jul 2, 2014 at 4:04
  • Usually the answer to this is dd. Just do dd if=/dev/sdX of=<image file> bs=16M where sdX is the source drive and <image file> is the destination filename. I don't know if a PS3 drive requires any special handling, though.
    – user55325
    Commented Jul 2, 2014 at 5:20

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Try clonezilla, a live OS purpose-built for copying filesystems or raw devices (partition or full disk). You'll have to attach both disks at the same time (but you knew that), and you might want to detach any other drives from your system to avoid accidents. Clonezilla is free, runs on many architectures, and doesn't take long to download, so it should be a good fit for your scenario. http://clonezilla.org/

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