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  Reply # 372272 24-Aug-2010 16:59 Send private message

cgrew: Just spoke to a mate who works for Sony Playstation NZ, and he said that the larger HDD's have more memory put aside for system usage. And that the bigger HDD's (500GB for instance) utilize this to be operational after the available space has been used up.

Makes sense.

To be honest, that doesn't make any kind of sense at all but whatever.  No kidding larger HDDs have more "memory" put aside, that's already been fairly well established.  The question is why and it doesn't sound like your mate has any more clue than the rest of us.  What do you take "utilize this to be operational after the available space has been used up" to mean?

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  Reply # 372284 24-Aug-2010 17:23 Send private message

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cgrew: Just spoke to a mate who works for Sony Playstation NZ, and he said that the larger HDD's have more memory put aside for system usage. And that the bigger HDD's (500GB for instance) utilize this to be operational after the available space has been used up.

Makes sense.

To be honest, that doesn't make any kind of sense at all but whatever.  No kidding larger HDDs have more "memory" put aside, that's already been fairly well established.  The question is why and it doesn't sound like your mate has any more clue than the rest of us.  What do you take "utilize this to be operational after the available space has been used up" to mean?


The way he explained it to me is that once the available memory has been used up, the remaining memory on the HDD that can't be accessed is there to be 'utilized' which means 'use' the systems operating system and still be operational. On larger HDD's it requires more memory to operate the OS for PS3's. I'm not saying that explains why and where all the memory goes but it is a possible solution as to where it is being used on a hardware level, and is probably the nature of how the PS3's work. And to be honest mate, He might not be 100% right but he is quite higly quailfied for technical support.

If you are certain the spare HDD memory is for something else by all means fire away..

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