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You HDD has insufficient space. you need 419 MB aviable for the inicial setup. (My PS3 is 80gb) what hapeness

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Many games load data on to the hdd to keep load time down. If your hard drive is full you can upgrade to a lager unit or erase the data you no longer need. btw all ps3 use a 2.5" sata hd with a 5400rpm speed. You can put in a 500gb if you wanted. You would need to back up all your data first. you can also setup the ps3 to use a external hard drive for storage.

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Go to Settings-System settings-System information. it should tell you free space on your hard drive from your total available space.
Your drive is probably filled with demos and saved data from previous games, maybe music or even dowloaded movies.
If still had the same issue after the restore there is a chance that your hard drive was swapped for a very small one. ckeck the system info first:

Free space : 12 GB/37 GB this is for a 40 gb

If that is the problem you need a different hard drive (SERIAL ata 5400 rpm ).. upgrading the hard is easy.. or even go with an external drive.

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