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The Video Game Critic
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Just when I thought I was finished complaining about my PS3, I get this message while trying to play Time Crisis: Razing Storm: "There is not enough free space on the hard disk.  The game was forced to quit.  At least 1366 MB more free space is needed".

Now I'm not sure how big my hard disk is, but considering I don't download games or movies onto my system, I think this is a bad sign.  It tells me that a lot of my PS3 games need to load themselves onto the hard disk to play because the Blu-ray player is too damned slow.

More to come...

Blueguy93
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And this is one of the main reasons why I own a 360 instead of a PS3. Sounds like Sony designed the console to cash in on the blu ray "phenomenon." You'd think that after the greatnesses that were the Playstation and Playstation 2 Sony would continue making quality games on quality software, but NO! Sony should learn to make games people want to play instantly! I'm actually afraid to play the PS3, especially if I already own the version on my 360 or Wii.

Even without you playing online, critic, it seems the amount of space is less of that of the 360 and Wii! I mean the PS3 is about as big as the 360 and bigger than the Wii yet it can't have a lot of disk space compared to Nintendo and Microsoft? At least with both Nintendo and Microsoft you can expect to play games instantly with a lot of space. 
Oltobaz
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You probably need to delete install data from games you're not currently
playing anymore, I know how you feel, though...
bluemonkey
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Yeah the whole installation thing is such a pain.  I like to pop old games in all the time, but if you have to delete their installations to play new titles, going back to play an old one becomes a juggling act with the hard drive first.

Guy
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What size hard drive do you have? You may need to install a bigger hard drive.

Atarifever
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Originally Posted by Oltobaz
You probably need to delete install data from games you're not currently
playing anymore, I know how you feel, though...

Yuck!  So he is out of room because his system has too many saves basically.  His system with the most storage capacity on its disc.  The same system with a mandatory hard drive (the only mandatory one of this generation).  So the system with the most room on its media format, that has a minimum of a few gigs of HDD space, is full because of what is essentially save games.  That is insane. 

The Video Game Critic
Reply with quote  #7 
I have the 60 GB model!

I do have a lot of save games, many of which I could delete.  But there are also plenty of game installs that can take up to 5 GB each!  I remember when PS3 games first started doing this, it threw up some red flags.  Now I realize there is another downside to installs (besides having to wait a half hour to play a frickin' game).

When programmers have to resort to measures like this, it doesn't say much for the hardware.

Mr. Jingles
Reply with quote  #8 
Just clean up some old save and game data files and you will be fine.  

Also, the PS3 hard drive can be upgraded easily with any SATA laptop drive.  I use to run out of space on my old memory cards all the time.
ZetaX
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I'm in the same boat with my 60 gig PS3.  Couldn't download a demo of Little Big Planet 2 the other day because there wasn't enough hard disk space.

Does anyone know if you can shuffle-stuff over to an external HD?  I've got a 250 gig external drive plugged into mine for pix/videos/music...

- Mark
Guy
Reply with quote  #10 

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Originally Posted by The Video Game Critic
I have the 60 GB model!

I do have a lot of save games, many of which I could delete.  But there are also plenty of game installs that can take up to 5 GB each!  I remember when PS3 games first started doing this, it threw up some red flags.  Now I realize there is another downside to installs (besides having to wait a half hour to play a frickin' game).

When programmers have to resort to measures like this, it doesn't say much for the hardware.

I have the 40 GB model. I am having the same problem. I think I will put in a new hard drive.

Oltobaz
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Atarifever
Quote:
Originally Posted by Oltobaz
You probably need to delete install data from games you're not currently playing anymore, I know how you feel, though...

Yuck!  So he is out of room because his system has too many saves basically.  His system with the most storage capacity on its disc.  The same system with a mandatory hard drive (the only mandatory one of this generation).  So the system with the most room on its media format, that has a minimum of a few gigs of HDD space, is full because of what is essentially save games.  That is insane. 


Saves don't take that much space, but installs do. It's certainly a predicament,
but it would be even worse the other way around, considering some saves are
actually protected, meaning you can't copy them to a thumbdrive. In short, you
won't lose any game progress by deleting game installs, but it's a problem,
I don't even want to think of people stuck with 20gb model... Sure you can buy another Hdd, it looks like a viable option in the long run, but having to do that is a pain, and this is something customers pretty much had to figure out for themselves, Sony didn't communicate much on the issue ( unless I missed something?). And on the other end of the spectrum, Nintendo and its effective sd card system, Nintendo who did shy away from the Wii lack of space problem at first, but who eventually acknowleged and adressed the issue. Big difference.
Atarifever
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Originally Posted by Mr. Jingles
 I use to run out of space on my old memory cards all the time.

And Doctors didn't used to wash their hands before operating, but I expect to see soap in the hospital today.  He didn't run out of room on his PS2 in 2003.  He ran out on his PS3 in 2010. 

The Video Game Critic
Reply with quote  #13 
Can I plug in a thumb drive or SD card to backup some of the data?

Also, can games read off of that card, or does all the data have to be on the hard drive?



a
Reply with quote  #14 
That's one of the reasons I'm glad I have a 360 instead of a PS3. At least the PS3s out now have bigger hard drives though.
Oltobaz
Reply with quote  #15 
You can copy some of your saves on a thumbdrive, and I'm
almost 100% sure they can load up from there. Still, this won't
do you much good, as game saves don't take that much space
anyways.
As for the installs, they definitely need to be on your hdd, unfortunately.
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