I have one of the first models of the PS3 Slim. I got it during the middle of May 2010. The HDD is 111GB. But fresh, it's actually 97gb, meaning it's not a 120gb console and not even a 111gb console. I was just wondering if doing that monsterously stupid full format time length of over 10 hours+ is worth it and will it get any of my space back past the 97gb mark? Quick Formatting only gets me the usual 97?
Just wondering as well... since this is my only PS3, I've not actually bought anything but I have redeemed my Black Ops avatar and Zombie pack but am I able to infinitely disable my console before formatting and still be able to use it as many times as I want? (So long as it's disabled first - and what happens if I don't disable? Will I lose 1 install, even though it's the same machine, same serial, etc etc?)
I'm not overly bothered by the space of the drive, I just want it all nice and squeaky clean and as free as possible.
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Thanks for tht anyway.
Any answers to my query regarding redeemable codes and activating and deactivating? I was also wondering if there is any benefit to a Full Forma?. As a PC user I understand how formats work and what not but I don't quite understand why the PS3 insists on having silly format times 7-10+ hours for 97 GB seems an awful lot. Cell chip too slow? HDD too slow? What's going on?
Low level format? Why does it take over 7+ hours (more like 10) to clearn 97gb, most of which has not been written to at all? (Factory 0's).
Not quite sure a PS3 needs 10% of HDD. There is absolutely no difference between a 120gb and 320gb slim aside from the HDD. So why does it need nearly three times the HDD space?? Just incase you missed the obvious, 10% of 320gb is 32gb's. 12gb for 120gb. Where is the benefit?