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PS3 Hard Drive Rebuild What does it do?

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31 Jul 2008
By Ukruler54321

Hello one and all

 

Earlier today I started up PS3 and a message came up saying "Hard Disc Drive Rebuild" all I could do was press X on OK and the the HDD was rebuilt when the process was complete the console rebooted, then I checked that no data was deleted and all data was 100% fine.

 

So what did the console do to the HDD?

 

Thanks for the answer to the question 

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I'm not sure how the internal file system for the PS3 is but basically.

 

You manually organise your files on a PC, right?

 

Well, the PS3 recreates a database to log were all the files are and were to be located on the hard drive.

It also organises them into the categorys (Game, Video, Music, Photo...) dependant on file type by scanning itself.

 

Imagine it like a iPod.  It has a database so when you click a song, it knows were to look on the HDD for it.

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yeah sounds like some sort of defrag process. Never heard of it before though.
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hypedupmonkey wrote:

I'm not sure how the internal file system for the PS3 is but basically.

 

You manually organise your files on a PC, right?

 

Well, the PS3 recreates a database to log were all the files are and were to be located on the hard drive.

It also organises them into the categorys (Game, Video, Music, Photo...) dependant on file type by scanning itself.

 

Imagine it like a iPod.  It has a database so when you click a song, it knows were to look on the HDD for it.

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Okay it sounds like the PS3 will do this process ever 10 months or so because that is how long I have owned my PS3. 

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ive had the same thing happen to me i would love if anyone could tell me if its a big problem or not!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:Frown::Sniper:  

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I had the same thing happen a few weeks ago.  A message came up saying I had to do a disk rebuild.  This was the first time I got that message in the two years I have owned the system.  I clicked ok and it rebuilt the disk.  After it was finished my playstation 3 would no longer read the games, blurays, dvds, or cds.  The game spins in the system for a few minutes and that is all it does.  I can no longer play games after I clicked ok to rebuild the disk

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The builders come in and rebuild the hard drive, this is all i can think of because when i tried it it took ages and sometimes failed on my old 60g, maybe they were on a tea break typical, here to do a job and never finish.

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