PS3 HDD full, but not satisfied.

So as I slowly creep back into a semi disordered gaming jones, I started downloading some E3 content from the PS3 store plus some back issues of Qore that I have not bothered to grab. Imagine my surprise to see that I do not have enough space on my HDD! WTF is up with that? It is not like I have purchased that many games, movies, and to the best of my knowledge, there is no downloaded porn (not that I would look), so how the heck was my HDD already full?

This is sad, but I was not even sure what size HDD was in my PS3 – 40GB or 60GB? I purchased my PS3 June 1, 2007, and while I remembered that I did not have the 20GB HDD model, I could not remember what else was being produced at the time. At any rate, I remembered that it was the 60GB version.

I am still not sure why all my storage space is completely full, but I figure it must have something to do with having 10-12 Qore episodes, a few miscellaneous gaming footage videos. I deleted some 2008 E3 videos to recover a little space, but I am not sure that is going to help.

Demos? This is probably not a complete list, but I think Heavenly Sword (because every boy enjoys a little T&A), Conan (more T&A), Ratchet & Clank Future: Tools of Destruction, DiRT, Sega Rally, maybe a couple of others. Good grief! Do the demos really take up that much space? It is not like I am going to get rid of my paid for downloaded games, so I think my only immediate option is to back up some of the Qore downloads and remove them from my PS3.

The only problem I have is that the memory cards for the various digital cameras in the house are only 2GB, which is hardly enough to backup much of anything. I thought about picking up a new PSP memory stick pro duo, but the prices suck. 4GB will set me back $34.99, and 8GB versions are twice as much. I do not think a new memory stick is worth the price of 1-2 PSP games. Sony and their damn priority formats.

I guess that means I will have to get a portable USB HDD; I probably need one anyway for media backup. Or maybe a regular larger 8GB memory card, which I can actually use for my wife’s digital camera. The memory card would be a slower, but cheaper and useful backup option.

Of course it all begs the question on why would I even want to keep older Qore episodes? Damned if I know, but I guess since I paid for them, I want to keep them. If I can get them to my computer, I can at least burn them to DVD for future reference.


5 thoughts on “PS3 HDD full, but not satisfied.”

  1. Well people upgrade their internal HDD too but I haven’t filled up my 60 GB.

    I download a lot of demos and don’t play most of them. Also if you don’t install the demos, then you can’t download any more in the background.

  2. Hi wco81 – I have thought about upgrading my HDD. I need to look at the number of demos and size of each one; did not think they too up that much space.

    I did not know that you had to install demos or the system would prevent you from downloading more stuff (or more stuff in the background).

  3. i am trying to play protoype but it just keeps saying that i need to get ri of some of the memory in my HDD so i cant play it because i dont know what it means

  4. Hi Marcus – Do you know the size of your PS3 HDD? It looks like your HDD is full, which happened to me, so I upgraded mine to 250 GB.

    Your best best is to delete old game saves – certain games like Elder Scrolls and sports games take up a lot of space, and if you are no longer playing the game(s) they are just hogging up storage.

    After that you should delete demos that you are no longer playing, and any old videos that you no longer need.

    Good luck!

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