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Jun 15 2008
By: TO81~ Hekseville Citizen 293 posts
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How do u check HDD space on the ps3?

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How do I know how much free space I have?

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Big Daddy
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Re: How do u check HDD space on the ps3?

Jun 15, 2008
XMB, Settings, System Settings, System Information.
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Jun 15, 2008
Forgive my ignorance, but whats XMB and where is it located?
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XMB, Cross Media Bar. It's the little menu thing.
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Jun 15, 2008
xmb is the main menu system IE main menu. How i do it is just download a picture, or a wallpaper from the ps store, and when it says "select destination" it'll say how any gigs yo have left.
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Thanks, got it. Now why do I see 59gb/74gb? I've been robbed of 6 gb

 

 

shouldn't it be 59gb/80gb? I don't know how I used up 15gb already

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heh, well, the 80GB actually formats to 74GB.  Then, when you turn on the system for the first time, you are actually going to have something like sixty-something GB free, because the PS3 system reserves the rest for Admin purposes.
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Solar wrote:
heh, well, the 80GB actually formats to 74GB.  Then, when you turn on the system for the first time, you are actually going to have something like sixty-something GB free, because the PS3 system reserves the rest for Admin purposes.

 

 

 

Thanks for the info. Wonder why they just don't call it the 74gb ps3:manindifferent:, seems like false advertisement. I doubt I'll use up all the space anyway.

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It's the harddrive manufactures that do this.

 

RAM is the exact opposite.  They advertise say 2GB of RAM, but it's actually like 2,095,600 KB of ram.  Notice the 95,600 KB extra?

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They don't call it a 74GB system because they are using an 80GB hard drive. Blame the HDD maker, not Sony.

I just answered this same question a little while ago, so for a long, boring (but detailed) explanation, click here (my post was in response to someone who said the lost space was due to formatting overhead).

And the rest, as Solar has already pointed out is the PS3 Administrative reserve.

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