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Why does the PS3 reserve so much HDD space?
Why does the PS3 reserve so much HDD space? –
Not too long ago I installed a 750GB and was pretty disappointed to see I only had something like 620GB available right from the start. I read somewhere the PS3 reserves more space the bigger your hard drive is. Why does it need all that space and is there any way I can reclaim it? (I'm on Rebug 4.21)
750GB harddrive doesn't mean you get to use 750GB space. You get something like 690GB to use, and the PS3 has to reserve some space for the OS and the filesystem stuff.
There is no way to reclaim that space.
Yes I'm aware 750GB isn't really 750GB, I have like 20 hard drives at my place... Anyway I did some googling and found someone else just as shocked as I was: http://psx-scene.com/forums/f177/ps3...n-space-97595/
Sadly no solution to the problem. Hopefully someone knowledgeable can look into this. If the PS3 can run on a 20GB HDD there's no reason it should be eating up 80GB on big drives right?
yes, there is a reason. for example ext3/4 filesystem reserves some 5% of space by default (for rescue, fragmentation or some other reason). the bigger drive you have, more space is 'lost'.
Hard drive manufacturers quote hard drive space as being 1000000 bytes to a megabyte when in fact it is 1048576 bytes to a megabyte, a computer or PS3 will see the drive in it's proper "Byte" form, apart from reserved filesystem space. This is why when you format a 1tb drive you only get 930gb to use.
Originally Posted by synce