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User Info: MosquitoSmasher

MosquitoSmasher
4 years ago#1
First question

I only have a 40GB hdd and somehow someway...i only have 23GB left of the 35GB. I checked the game data utility and i see no installed games or demos. So i can't help but wonder what is taking this space?

Second question

So i wonder if i can use a USB stick as HDD...i tried it. But i can't seem to download stuff to it or copy gamedata to it. Is this even possible?

User Info: toadieman

toadieman
4 years ago#2
The operating system.
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User Info: MosquitoSmasher

MosquitoSmasher
4 years ago#3
toadieman posted...
The operating system.


Really? But the HDD is supposed to be 40GB. But it says 23 of the 35 gb left. 35 gb because 5 is used for the OS s what i'd assume. But the OS is actually taking up 17gb?

User Info: rahmed51387

rahmed51387
4 years ago#4
MosquitoSmasher posted...
First question

I only have a 40GB hdd and somehow someway...i only have 23GB left of the 35GB. I checked the game data utility and i see no installed games or demos. So i can't help but wonder what is taking this space?

Second question

So i wonder if i can use a USB stick as HDD...i tried it. But i can't seem to download stuff to it or copy gamedata to it. Is this even possible?


Toadie answered your first question.

2nd - You can copy data from STICK to CONSOLE. The data you can send from CONSOLE to STICK is yes and no. Games and gamedata are generally no if the stick cannot be formatted to the PS3's specifications.
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User Info: Alltra

Alltra
4 years ago#5
The rest of it is probably update data for the firmware or something.
If you're not going to share with the entire class, then don't bother sharing at all.

User Info: MosquitoSmasher

MosquitoSmasher
4 years ago#6
rahmed51387 posted...
MosquitoSmasher posted...
First question

I only have a 40GB hdd and somehow someway...i only have 23GB left of the 35GB. I checked the game data utility and i see no installed games or demos. So i can't help but wonder what is taking this space?

Second question

So i wonder if i can use a USB stick as HDD...i tried it. But i can't seem to download stuff to it or copy gamedata to it. Is this even possible?


Toadie answered your first question.

2nd - You can copy data from STICK to CONSOLE. The data you can send from CONSOLE to STICK is yes and no. Games and gamedata are generally no if the stick cannot be formatted to the PS3's specifications.



I looked at a video on youtube and i did it exactly that way. But the PS3 doesn't even give me an option to copy files when i'm in the gamedata utility folder. Too bad..i was hoping i could put Darksiders 2 and Sly Collection on it by downloading them directly on the usb stick.
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