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Can you defrag the ps3 HDD

Discussion in 'Playstation - PS3, PS2, PS1 & PSP Forum' started by portisheaddan, Jul 18, 2008.

  1. portisheaddan

    portisheaddan Standard Member

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    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 Well-known Member

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    No you can't.
     
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    Coffin Distinguished Member

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    Shame :rolleyes:
     
  4. Mickus

    Mickus Well-known Member

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    Wouldn't a backup / format / restore do the job?
     
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    Br0ken Well-known Member

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    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.
     
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    Mickus Well-known Member

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    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).
     
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    Br0ken Well-known Member

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    What does user data include? All movies, pics, music etc? Does it include demos?
     
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    Darth_terra Well-known Member

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    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.
     
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    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.
     
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    I thought that linux based systems didn't get fragmented in the same was as windows ones anyway?
     

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