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May 27 2012
By: PhantomOfPanton Sackboy 586 posts
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What is taking up my memory card space?

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I am wondering what is consuming my memory card! I have an 8 GB memory card, which as you should know, is equal to 8000 MB.
I understand that some storage space is dedicated to the standard apps/settings that you can't delete, am I right?

Here's all the standard apps that come with the vita that can't be removed.

-content manager

-remote play

-settings

-network operator

-music

-photos

-videos

-browser

-maps

-friends

-group messaging

-party

-trophies

-near

-PS store

-welcome park

I assume that all of these apps will take up SOME of my memory card (correct me if I'm wrong)

When I go to "system information" it says that my capacity is 7632 MB

That is why I assume the built in apps are taking up space, and I'm ok with that.

However, there is something that seems terribly wrong that I just can't understand.

When I go to "systemm information," it also says I only have 2799 MB of free space.

Here is a list of all the things I have downloaded. (keep in mind that I don't have any music, videos, or photos downloaded)

-Facebook: 24 MB

-Skype: 12 MB

-Paint Park: 42 MB

-Motorstorm rc: 653 MB

-Little Big Planet PSP: 1365 MB

-Fireworks: 281 MB

In total, that is 2377 MB.

If I only have 2377 MB of content downloaded from the PS Store, than why does it say I only have 2799 MB of free space?

My card capacity is apparently 7632 MB, shouldn't I have 5255 MB of free space available?

What is consuming all my free space?

Thanks for reading, I would really appreciate some help!

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May 27, 2012

alright, do u have any music, videos or pixs by chance dude?

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May 27, 2012

That is weird. I have about 4626 MB left on my 8 GB still, and I have used a little bit more memory than you have. I think it might be Facebook taking up additional memory to load data.

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May 27, 2012

CircleBoi6 wrote:

That is weird. I have about 4626 MB left on my 8 GB still, and I have used a little bit more memory than you have. I think it might be Facebook taking up additional memory to load data.

Highly doubt Facebook would take up 5GB.

Did you check Content Manager? Go in there and then attempt to copy from PS Vita to PC, and see what is listed.

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May 27, 2012

sounds weird to me. i thought FB only took like 5kb or something to that degree. I never heard of it taking 5gb

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Dec 30, 2012
I have the 8bg card too and I have 1466 mb left - depleting fast as Smart As is installing another 430 mb. But I have all the basic crap that you have to have, like you listed, and I have Little Big Planet (the cartridge), Fireworks, Smart As (cartridge), Little Deviants Demo, and Youtube. It wouldn't have been so bad if I hadn't been raped by Sony in purchasing their stupid memory cards but holy **bleep**.
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Dec 30, 2012
maybe some add-ons or updates have increased the size of a game.
Like COD. update takes 350mb extra o.o
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Dec 30, 2012

speccalvin wrote:
I have the 8bg card too and I have 1466 mb left - depleting fast as Smart As is installing another 430 mb. But I have all the basic crap that you have to have, like you listed, and I have Little Big Planet (the cartridge), Fireworks, Smart As (cartridge), Little Deviants Demo, and Youtube. It wouldn't have been so bad if I hadn't been raped by Sony in purchasing their stupid memory cards but holy **bleep**.

Youtube, the internet, and facebook all cache thier data for future use. Youtube will be a bigger memory killer as some may think that you are simply streaming video when actuality you are downloading the file without a way to watch it natively through you video app. Try backing up your saves through Content manager and then clear you memory after.

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Dec 30, 2012
Upon further research I see the Smart As takes up 2464 mb!!!!!!! Holy crap. So that plus 57mb for LBP, 927mb for Little Deviants demo, Youtube at 14mb, and LocoRoco at 525mb that is just about 4gigs. After some fiddling I'm being told I have 1806mb left. So 5793 I have total from an 8gb (7632mb) card. PhantomofPantom, as far as I know none of the installed apps are stored on your card. The 7632 is the actual size of the card, it will never be exactly 8gb.
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That would be fine if we had actually used Youtube, the Internet, or had facebook. Since they haven't been used there's nothing to cache. I don't know where the rest of the memory is, but at least I know Smart As is a major memory hog.

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