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Old 04-26-2007, 09:47 PM   #1
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PS3 Hard Drive , whats it do?

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Hey, as much of a newb question it is... I was wondering what does the hard drive for the ps3 do, what gets stored on it? i am looking into gettin a 20gb version but wanted to know whats the biggest concern having a 20gb HD might pose?... does the games store data on the hard drive and basicly run off the HD?... kinda like computer games with the disk just being like a launch disk... i know i read it can be upgraded but dont want to do that any time soon... any info id appreciate it! thanks


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Well one thing you may want to know is that they don't produce the 20GB version anymore. But you use the HDD for storing gamesaves (takes very little space), updates, music, videos, and stuff you download. As long as you aren't downloading a shitload of stuff or putting all your videos/music on it then you will be fine and won't have to worry about running out of space.
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But then again, if you do happen to use up all of your space, I think the best thing to do would be to buy an external hard drive. You can buy nearly any size, even the kind for a computer, because you can hook it up to your PS3 through the USB cables. You can have anywhere from a 1GB to a Trillabite (TB), which is 1,000Gigs. It only costs about $500. Just pocket change
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You can have anywhere from a 1GB to a Trillabite (TB)
lmao, its terrabyte, thats 1,000,000,000,000 bytes so god knows how many gigs you'll get after partition, probably around 940GB.

also you dont get wireless and extra media slots with the 20GB version.
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Currently, downloading demos and trailers are taking the most space on the hard drive. Installing games also takes a good deal of space too. Virtua Fighter installs about 2 GB of game data.

BUt it doesn't really matter since you can replace the internal hard drive with a bigger one, say, 100+ GB so getting the 20 GB version should be just fine. Good luck finding one. They're nearly impossible to find as is and it doesn't help that SCEA is dropping it.

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I think the best thing to do would be to buy an external hard drive.
Since you can't install games and demos onto the external hard drives, an external hard drive isn't really necessary since they do cost more than internal ones. Just make sure you get the correct size.
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thanks for the replies....as far as finding one, a friend of mine is selling his 20 gb ps3....so its used....... and ill keep the add on HD in mind if it becomes an issue.... but considering i have not even loaded my ipod with crap i doubt i will with this
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i have a 160 gig hard drive and a extrenal 500 gig hard drive
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