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How can I defragment my PS3 Hard Disk

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My Question is; How can I defragment my PS3 Hard Disk?

I've heard there is a way using system recovery console where you hold down the power button and hear 3 beeps, but I can't get it to come up.

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Re: How can I defragment my PS3 Hard Disk

does that not just rebuild the libraries, similar to when you do a firmware update, and it occasionally says its updating data libraries or whatever it is... don't think you can defrag. I could be wrong though
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dude why do you need to defrag it . defragging is for putting 1000s of files back into a faster order and removing old un needed files.

 

ow and from your name what owner are you  r32/r33/r34 :smileyhappy:

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Re: How can I defragment my PS3 Hard Disk

I heard that the file system the PS3 utilises is self-defragmenting or the way it arranges the file on the HDD means that there is no need to defrag... so you don't need to do anything.  What is the problem?
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whereismax123 wrote:

dude why do you need to defrag it . defragging is for putting 1000s of files back into a faster order and removing old un needed files.

 

ow and from your name what owner are you  r32/r33/r34 :smileyhappy:


He could be a R35 owner :smileytongue:
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Re: How can I defragment my PS3 Hard Disk

I've wondered about defragging too - I've noticed that it takes a lot longer to prepare downloads from the store. Not actually download them, but the bit before it starts - presumably it's looking for available space, etc. That takes a lot longer now after however long I've been saving and deleting stuff.
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Re: How can I defragment my PS3 Hard Disk

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Nonhippyhippy wrote:

whereismax123 wrote:

dude why do you need to defrag it . defragging is for putting 1000s of files back into a faster order and removing old un needed files.

 

ow and from your name what owner are you  r32/r33/r34 :smileyhappy:


He could be a R35 owner :smileytongue:

isnt the r35 just the old skool name for the new GT-R

 

either way R32 for me ...well thats what id choose . but im happy with mr2 turbo :smileyhappy:

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Re: How can I defragment my PS3 Hard Disk

Ok that's good that it defrag's itself.

However, I do not own a skyline but have seen a  GT-R in the UK.

But I hope to own a GT-R in the future.

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I assume the the PS3 OS takes care of it? as there is no facilty and I have over 50gb of stuff on mine and no descernable degradation in game speed or download speed.

 

It may well be that IBM thought of that when the designed the software kernels and built a automatic defrag that needs no user interface... 

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Re: How can I defragment my PS3 Hard Disk

I'm not so sure. If it is a background task, why isn't there an 'on-screen-prompt' that notifies the user to "NOT TURN THE SYSTEM OFF" while defragging ?
Can you imagine the damage it would cause if you turned the PS3 off (via the power button on the back) while this defragging was in action ?
I'm not to sure.
But perhaps this occurrs when you see the "rebuilding hard-drive directories" or whatever it displays once in a blue moon ?
(I've only seen this once - and it only lasted a few seconds).
I hope it does have auto defrag, but I'm not sure how it works.
Especially as it only seems to last a few seconds.
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