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    PS3 HDD upgrade

    Yesterday I upgraded my old 60GB PS3 HDD to a 320GB Samsung Spinpoint M7 HDD. Everything worked just fine, but there's one thing that really bothers me:

    On my old disk were about 25GB, so when I did the backup to an external disk, there were almost exactly 25GB on it.

    When using the new disk, I formatted it, then restored the whole backup to it, and in the systems information I get told that on the disk there's 239GB/298GB free. So that would be 59GB, instead of only the initial 25GB. More than the double!!

    What's wrong? Does the PS3 f.ex. reserve a certain % of space for a disk?

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    Apparently it is on a percentage basis! The bigger the disk drive is, the more the system will take. Very annoying

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    That is a very strange way for it to work. You would think it would just create the same file structure regardless of disk size.

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    Well, it shouldn't be that much of an issue.. I got a 200GB drive for mine immediately after buying it and that is still barely half-full. And I've bought quite a few PSN games, and haven't uninstalled or deleted any gamedata whatsoever yet. I do delete demos once I'm done with them.

    I don't keep much music on it though, but used to a have huge number of downloaded trailers. Cleaned that up recently, not for space issues but just because most of them were no longer interesting. So while I get that the system taking so much is a little annoying, it shouldn't cause much problems for you.

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    I also only delete demos once I'm done, some I even keep, like the ones I don't buy the full game and want to show to friends. I also never delete any gamedata or gamesaves, but I backup gamesaves to a USB stick, as one of my friend's fat PS3 broke, and he lost all his gamesaves, because he couldn't access the disk anymore.

    I keep my movies on the PC and stream them, so no need to install them on the PS3, although now I could.

    But lately some games need an install on the HDD, like Heavy Rain f.ex., which installs almost 5GB. And if there's more games coming like this, I will be more than happy to have a bigger HDD.

    Also one of the reasons I bought it, was the price, it was only 45, which is not very expensive for a HDD that is bigger, faster and more silent than the old one.

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