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Put in a new game but ps3 keeps telling me there's not enough room on the hdd to play it but i have 64 gigs free

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My old 40 gig ps3 died, so we bought an 80 gig, but when 40 gig hdd is inserted in place of 80 gig hdd, it wont accept the hdd, and i had 9 months worth of saved games on 40 gig hdd. how do i get game...


Unfortunetly the HDD's can't be swapped like that. The only way to get the old stuff is to some how get the 40gb working so you can back up your system. Tell me what happend to the 40 and I might be able to help you get it up long enough to back it up so you can get all your stuff transfered. Another way is if you can get the 40gb machine to work the PS3 has a mode to hook a CAT5 cable from the new to the old and transfer that way.

A little more on the HDD swap. The HDD's are machine spacific and can only be recognized by the machine they were in and any other PS3 you try to put them in won't recognize the device without a format will saddly enough wipe the drive clean.

Let me know what's wrong with the 40 and I will see if I can help getting it back up so you can get your saved stuff off of it.

Sep 25, 2011 | Sony PlayStation® 3 (80GB) Console

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PS3 models, and what they can do


The 20 Gig
Pros
Full PS2 Compatibility
HDMI Port
Pretty good Cooling System
4 USB Ports
£220

Cons
Super Small HDD
No Wireless Card
Discontinued (They don't make them any more)


The 40 Gig
Pros
£250
HDMI Port
Built in Wireless
Medium HDD
Amazing, New Cooling System

Cons
2 USB Ports
Cannot play PS2 Games



The 60 Gig
Pros
SD Card Slots
4 USB Ports
Built In Wireless
Big HDD
HDMI Port
£280
Full PS2 Compatibility

Cons
Discontinued (They don't make them any more)




The *OLD* 80 Gig
Pros
Massive HDD
4 USB Ports
Limited PS2 Compatibility
SD Card Slots
HDMI Port
£280

Cons
Limited PS2 Compatibility




The *NEW* 80 Gig
Pros
Massive HDD
£250
HDMI Port
Built in Wireless

Cons
NO PS2 Compatibility



The 160 Gig
Pros
Mammoth HDD
HDMI Port
Built in Wireless

Cons
NO PS2 Compatibility
£350

on Jan 18, 2010 | Video Game Consoles & Games

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My ps3 with a 80 gig hard drive wont allow me to save more than 2 or three games .when i try to load a fourth game it says theres not enough space on the hard drive to save game and ive tried several...


Certain games copy gigs and gigs of data over during first install to speed up game play, otherwise you would be waiting forever for certain games to load.

GTA and Metal Gear take up a ton of space.

The best solution for you is to get an external FAT32 usb drive with at least 80gb of free space on it, backup your PS3 to it, and then upgrade your hard drive to a 250gb or 320gb SATA drive from Best Buy. They're going for $49.99 and below so it's a cost effective upgrade.

Once you've got the new drive swapped in you just have to follow the on screen prompts and RESTORE your PS3 from the backup you created earlier and you are good to go ;)

Jan 02, 2011 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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Console freezes during game play only way to turn it off is by the swith on the back it is a 40 gig model with a 60 gig hdd installed


i dont really think the HDD change matters.the fault might be from the game you are playing,probably the disc or something.please give a more vivid description of what happens.and the game you are playing too.

Mar 08, 2010 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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Insufficient HDD space to play a game on a brand new ps3


This is a common problem (bug) with this game. Basically you have to delete something, anything, off your harddrive. If you have nothing on then download a demo or something then delete it. This should fool yr ps3 into releasing the space you need to play r&c.

Jun 06, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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New PS3 won't play a PS3 game....


did he get the game off ebay or from overseas. If so they wont work in certain regions

May 01, 2009 | Nintendo Game Boy Advance Console

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Ps3 game on hdd


have you tryed to format the HDD or make sure it is properly in if u know someone with a ps3 try swaping HDD's to see if it is the HDD if its brad new and under 4 weeks or 2 depending where u live you can take it back to the place u got it from to get a new one

Feb 15, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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Game says not enough HDD space but there is 64 GB of space.


I downloaded a SoulCalibur IV demo and tried running Ratchet and Clank: Tools of Destruction again and it allowed me to continue on to the main menu this time.

Jan 11, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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Error reading HDD space


sounds like software problem if other games work fine

Dec 21, 2008 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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Brand new PS3 80GB - says I don't have enough HDD space!!!


this is a known big in the game , i listed the report below

We have identified a data loading issue with PS3 and Ratchet & Clank Tools of Destruction, which may affect users who boot the game up for the first time.

During the pre-game set-up procedure, game data is automatically saved to the PS3 HDD. It has been found that, on occasion, this data fails to copy to the HDD, with an on-scree message claiming that there is insufficient space to do so - despite the fact that there is in fact enough free space on the drive.

ACTION: For every 4GB of HDD space, there is a 540MB range that will cause the game to display a message indicating that there is insufficient space to create game data. This message will therefore occur when the following amount of free space is on the HDD:

- 4010-4550MB;
- 8010-8550MB;
- 12010-12550MB;
- at every subsequent 4GB interval (i.e 16010-16550MB, etc)

If the PS3 HDD is within any of these ranges when booting without game data created, this message will appear. After game data is created, this will never appear, so if a user doesnt encounter it at first, they never will. Any users who do receive this message will need to either delete data from or save data to the HDD, so that the amount of free space no longer lies within the range detailed above

Dec 19, 2008 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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