Home Entertainment & Technology Resource

  1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Can you defrag the ps3 HDD

Discussion in 'PS3 Forum' started by portisheaddan, Jul 18, 2008.

  1. portisheaddan

    portisheaddan Member

    Joined:
    May 31, 2008
    Messages:
    126
    Trophy Points:
    18
    Ratings:
    +2
    Can you defrag the ps3 ? Just wondered with all these updates.

    Im sure my ps3 has slowed down since I got it with the original firmware (2.36 last month).

    The xmb has slowed down and I seam to be loosing disc space on the HDD I only have a couple of games on there.


    Anyone?
  2. Br0ken

    Br0ken Active Member

    Joined:
    Jun 13, 2006
    Messages:
    10,112
    Trophy Points:
    136
    Ratings:
    +1,314
    No you can't.
  3. Coffin

    Coffin Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 20, 2008
    Messages:
    11,233
    Trophy Points:
    166
    Ratings:
    +3,287
    Shame :rolleyes:
  4. Mickus

    Mickus Active Member

    Joined:
    Jul 11, 2005
    Messages:
    3,072
    Trophy Points:
    106
    Ratings:
    +347
    Wouldn't a backup / format / restore do the job?
  5. Br0ken

    Br0ken Active Member

    Joined:
    Jun 13, 2006
    Messages:
    10,112
    Trophy Points:
    136
    Ratings:
    +1,314
    A backup/restore would do nothing to improve the harddisk and a reformat results in a loss of data - I don't think you can do a complete system back up.
  6. Mickus

    Mickus Active Member

    Joined:
    Jul 11, 2005
    Messages:
    3,072
    Trophy Points:
    106
    Ratings:
    +347
    A backup will back everything on the disk except for copyright protected material.

    Firmware on a 60gb is held in flash, but a 40gb requires reloading after a format via an USB device. User data and system settings are restored as part of the backup. Anyone who has performed a HDD will confirm that no data is lost.

    A restore will copy the files back in a contiguous state and therefore, in theory, leave you with a unfragmented disk. (Not that there's anyway of telling unless there is a drastic performance increase).
  7. Br0ken

    Br0ken Active Member

    Joined:
    Jun 13, 2006
    Messages:
    10,112
    Trophy Points:
    136
    Ratings:
    +1,314
    What does user data include? All movies, pics, music etc? Does it include demos?
  8. Darth_terra

    Darth_terra Active Member

    Joined:
    Jan 13, 2006
    Messages:
    4,271
    Trophy Points:
    136
    Ratings:
    +559
    I believe anything downloaded from PSN doesn't get backed up you need to download them again, i could be wrong, i do know for sure you can't with games from PSN.
  9. Bassman

    Bassman Guest

    Ratings:
    +0
    When I replaced the 60 Gb disk in my PS3 I backed up the complete system (turned out to be 42 Gb of data even though the disk seemed to be nearly full), After formatting the new drive and before a restore, all the account information was there. On restoring, everything else was as it was before the HD swap.
  10. mistrip

    mistrip Member

    Joined:
    Aug 16, 2002
    Messages:
    315
    Trophy Points:
    18
    Ratings:
    +13
    I thought that linux based systems didn't get fragmented in the same was as windows ones anyway?

Share This Page