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.