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Dec 30 2011
By: OneDoesNotSImply First Son 12 posts
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Is constant ps3 restoring harmful to a PS3?

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Can constantly restoring the ps3 be fatal to the HDD if I do it often?

Note: I am not restoring ps3 settings but wiping the data off the drive and putting it in "factory settings"

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First Son
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Dec 30, 2011

could someone answer? I want to restore my very soon.

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Dec 30, 2011

I'm not sure it would be fatal, but why are you constanty wiping the HDD?

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Dec 30, 2011

one of my games froze so I am reformatting again to see if it wil be like that again.

I am afraid the haevy rewriting will shorten the life of the HDD, of course I can get a 500 gb one for like 40 $ but nevertheless money is money and I don't want to waste it.

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Dec 30, 2011

No, it is not fatal to keep wiping your hard drive.

You might be wasting your time though if there's something else that's causing your game to freeze. The Restore PS3 System command doesn't get better the more you use it. If you need help troubleshooting your game freezing issue, then just ask.

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Dec 30, 2011

Well it doesn't take so long, all I do is when I start restoring I cancel then the system reboots, data is unusable so it formats the drive in like a minute and boots in factory settings.

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