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

Nov 9, 2010

The short is as follows:

 

1. RAM is measured in 8 bit byte increments, so 1kb is 1024bytes and not a 1000bytes

2. Hard drives were measured the same back in the early 90s, they changed it, now hard drives are measured where 1kb is 1000bytes and not 1024 bytes.

 

The problem is your CPU still measures everything in 8bit bytes, so to the CPU 1kb is still 1024bytes an not 1000bytes, hence the hard drive looses space, since the CPU's definition of 1kb is different than the hard drive's

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

Dec 17, 2012
Is there any software that enables me to install or copy games into my console?
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Re: How do u check HDD space on the ps3?

Dec 17, 2012

Tamandani wrote:
Is there any software that enables me to install or copy games into my console?

No.

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

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Bytes are not a decimal system (ie, 10, 100, 1000, 10000, etc).  They are binary (powers of 2)

Quick explanation. 

 

there are 1024 Bytes in 1 KiloByte(KB)

                  1024KB in 1 Megabyte(MB)

                  1024MB in 1 Gigabyte(GB, the true pronuciation is jigabyte)

Therefor 1GB= 1024^2KB = 1,048,576 KB

           so 2 GB is roughly 2,095,600 KB.  They are not extra, they are part how computer numbers truly work.

 

And just for fun 1GB =1024^3bytes = 2,147,483,648 bytes.

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Solar_Difusion wrote:

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


2GB is actually 2*2^30 = 2147483648 bytes = 2097152 kB
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Re: How do u check HDD space on the ps3?

Jun 19, 2013

Just noticed this thread is from 2008. Why was i brought up???

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I tried deleting and reinstalling. But it still freezes.
I'm about ready to buy an Xbox and forza
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Re: How do u check HDD space on the ps3?

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newcojohn wrote:
I tried deleting and reinstalling. But it still freezes.
I'm about ready to buy an Xbox and forza

Wow so many retarded things in a single post i dont know where to begin. First, thanks for the necro post. we always appreciate rehashing dead threads from a long time ago. Secondly, what exactly are you trying to do?........ you know what never mind. Forza is a great game......bye!

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

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newcojohn wrote:
I tried deleting and reinstalling. But it still freezes.
I'm about ready to buy an Xbox and forza

I believe you have the wrong thread, but on behalf of the green team let me assure you, you will have the same issues, enjoy.

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

Dec 23, 2013

As this has been answered and is old, I'll be locking it now. 


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