Recover PS3 Hard Drive Space

Discussion in 'PS3 - Console, Accessories and Hardware' started by scottieb99, Mar 10, 2011.

  1. scottieb99
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    scottieb99 GBAtemp Regular

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    I was wondering if there was anything on the internal drive I could delete to recover some space. After getting quite a few games on there. its starting to get a little crowded! Some games that are on the drive often install data to the drive, does that mean I have it on there twice? Thanks for any help!
     
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    look in each game's folder to see if it still has the update - that's about 250Mb for every game!!!!!!!
     
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    Only 250MB? Some PS3s can fit a thousand of those on their internal HDD!
     
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    I have a 250 gig drive in my slim but it fills up fast with some games like uncharted being almost 20 gigs. I have deleted the update file from each game. Guess I need a bigger external!
     
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    Originality Chibi-neko

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    1TB seems like the right size to have for an external PS3 HDD. I've still got 380GB left on mine, and it's got my Wii games on it too.
     
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    You might have data on there twice, but you can't really do anything about that for now. A few games, like the Fallout ones, I think, will let you change a setting in the INI file so they don't install the stuff, but that's about it.
     
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    I use a 320 gig seagate free agent go for my ps3 and a 500 gig for my wii. Been collecting wii for quite a while now. Think i will get at least a 500 for my ps3.
     
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    put a 500gig western-digital black-series in the console.
    probably the fastest & best 2.5" drives you can buy - and 5year warranty too!
     
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    Originality Chibi-neko

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    Not the best nor the fastest, but definitely a good one (if a lil overpriced compared to equally good Samsung drives).