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I have a ps3 with an 80 Gb, hard drive. I am having Trouble recording to the Hard Drive.

I have looked for some facility within the index system but cannot find a 'record to disk' ( or what ever Sony calls it) option. I'm sure it's my ineptitude, as I cannot imagine Sony creating a console that's so, not user friendly in this regard. Do hope some one can help me

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Re: I have a ps3 with an 80 Gb, hard drive. I am having...

Are you refering to the HDD (hard drive) or a removable disk like a flash drive or SD card?

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Serial no 359146794305 what is its capacity

Microsoft has shipped numerous variations of the Xbox 360, with the major difference between each one being the hard drive size. As a result, your Xbox 360 can have a hard drive size as low as 4 GB and as high as 250 GB. If you're unsure of the size of your Xbox 360's hard drive, or just want to see how much space is remaining on it, you can check from the Device Options screen. This screen is accessible from the Xbox 360 dashboard when using any Gamertag.
Step 1 Select the "Settings" tab from your Xbox 360's dashboard.
Step 2 Select "System" and select "Storage" from the onscreen list.
Step 3 Highlight your hard drive from the onscreen list. By default the name of the hard drive is "Hard Drive."
Step 4 Press "Y" on the Xbox 360 controller to access the Device Options screen. The right side of the screen lists both the overall size of your hard drive under "Capacity" and the remaining amount of space under "Free Space."

  • From the Device Options screen you can also give your hard drive a custom name, clear the system cache or transfer content to another memory device.

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If you mean what size hard drive, go to system settings then system information. There will be a line that reads NNN GB / NNN GB where NNN is a 2 or 3 digit number. The second number gives you the total available hard drive space. The first number is what you are using of that space.

In my case, the second number reads 232 GB when I actually have a 250 GB hard drive (some space is reserved for the system), so round your second number up to whichever is closest to either 12, 20, 40, 60, 80, 120, 160, 250, 320, 500 and that's your answer.

I think your answer is 120 GB based on your model number.

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I accidentally configured my 120 gb xbox hard drive and now it won't read

ok configured it with another format??? or configured it within the xbox console?? if you have copyed games loaded to your hard drive before and you have xbox live and updated then you no longer can play games straight from the hard drive but if you mean its just not working get a sata to usb cable connect it too your laptop/pc and format it into fat32 and then configure it again within the xbox if that dosnt work its because the hard drive is corrupted visit my website google it
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My ps3 istrying to rebuild database after my dad ripped out of the wall while playing a game. It is not processing and the hard drive will not restore


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If you are getting the corrupted hard drive message and the Playstation 3's repair does not repair the drive then you may need to format the drive with a computer. The link below will help you do this. Note if you still have trouble with the drive then you may need to replace the drive as it is having hardware problems.

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I have a corrupted file on my ps3 and it trys to repair it self after 30 goes right back to the same screen. HELP!!!

Your problem may be more widespread than just that one file. The file system on your hard drive may be corrupt. You can try to reformat the entire hard drive in an attempt to remove all the errors in the PS3 data, or you can buy a new hard drive. You may have to replace the hard drive if the hard drive is failing, and therefore not reading or writing data properly.

To reformat the drive, in the PS3 menu:
NOTE: This will erase everything you saved on the hard drive.

1) Go to the Settings menu, then select System Settings.
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To replace the Hard Drive, buy any 2.5 inch notebook hard drive that has a serial ATA connection. Then remove the old hard drive from the left side of the PS3 and install the new hard drive.

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most likely your hard drive is full.
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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