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Submitted by ftwrthtx 892d ago | news

PS3 System 4.45 Update Causing Issues with 1TB Hard Drives: 4.45 Pulled Offline by Sony

It appears that PS3 owners with an upgraded 1TB hard drive are having issues with the recently released System Update 4.45.

Possible fixes available. (PS3)

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Chupa-Chupa  +   893d ago
The new firmware turned my PS3 into a PS4 pre-order.
Rhythmattic  +   893d ago
New firmware turned my PS3 into a machine that only beeps and displays a blue wavy cloud thing..

Guess I'll wait and see if there will be any easier option than to reformat and restore from my backup...

A pain, yes...... But for all those poor souls that dont have a backup , I truly feel for you.

PS. PS3 slim with 1 Tb WD HD.
Waiting for a firmware fix.. Probably good... It means Ill do some work...:)
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NewMonday  +   893d ago
so with 500gb I should be safe?
Rhythmattic  +   893d ago
I suggest you wait

Most are generally PS3's with upgraded HD, but, there are some PS3 with Factory fitted 500gb with the same problem.

Read through this.
Transporter47  +   892d ago
You don't need to reformat or restore just wait for the update and you can update your system through safe mode via and your ps3 will work again.
b_one  +   892d ago
Recovery mode will fix all issues... they will need to update firmware from pendrives.
steve30x  +   892d ago
@ b_one : Some of the new PS3 Slims and the newest PS3 Slim dont have a recovery mode option. Sony removed it. I have one of those PS3 Slims that dont have recovery mode.
steve30x  +   892d ago
The person who disagreed with me should do their research. The newer PS3 slim models dont have a recovery mode.
kreate  +   892d ago
Change out the HDD and start new.
GameSpawn  +   892d ago
I'm running 4.45 right now, PS3 Slim (first one, not the SuperSlim). Although I changed my stock drive for a 256GB Crucial M4 SSD.

The only issue I had was when my PS3 turned on to sync for PS+ it didn't power the drive up in time for some reason and thought there was no drive installed. Powered off and back on with no issue. The drive powered up and all my stuff was there fine and dandy. Just a minor hiccup in my case.

Guess we'll see a 4.46 update soon.
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ftwrthtx  +   893d ago
500GB HD and I updated without a problem. Quite a few issues over at the official Sony forums though.

Reformatting the HD might be the quick fix.
ziggurcat  +   892d ago
no, that would be the worst thing you could do.
steve30x  +   892d ago
How do you reformat High Definition?
KwietStorm  +   892d ago
I wouldn't consider that a fix at all.

Hard Drive. that means hard drive.
steve30x  +   892d ago
No it doesnt. HDD is Hard Drive.
Rhythmattic  +   892d ago
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wishingW3L  +   893d ago
my HDD is the original 320GB and I have never even touched it but after the update I'm having issues too.
2pacalypsenow  +   892d ago
I still have 4.41 and now i cant connect to the PSN anyone else having issues with online?
nominal266  +   892d ago
Online issue is universal. I called support and the network is down. But, my vita connects... that is interesting.
2pacalypsenow  +   892d ago
I see good to know its not just me
T2  +   892d ago
Im away but have auto updates on.. Will that be a problem?
thatruth86  +   892d ago
Psn is posing me off I just want to play online already!!
Rikuson1  +   892d ago
This right here is the reason why they are charging for online next gen so crap like this wouldn't happen because they'll have the revenue and resources to make sure they put out a quality firmware update to better psn not make it brick your consoles. Right now other than Ps+ revenue I think they are running on fumes when it comes to putting money into psn because this is ridiculous all this update was suppose to do apparently was hide the trophy pop up when you earn a trophy? and this happens..
thatruth86  +   892d ago
I understand the ps plus concept for next gen so they can have a better online but I never had option to even update my system I was fine playing the last of us this morning then I turn it off back on and I get an error nonstop pisses me off
DarkZane  +   892d ago
1TB HDD here and it upgraded fine. The issues isn't specific to people with 1TB HDDs, it can be any upgraded HDD and even the default hdd that come with the console.

Some people with their stock hdd got bricked.
PerryCaravello  +   892d ago
This is the only negative publicity sony has had in a few months.

Fix yo shit, Sony! No more brick updates, puhleez!
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R_aVe_N  +   892d ago
Honestly this is the problem when you allow people to upgrade HDD's. You can not promise that they will always work as they should. What I am wondering is if all these HDD's are the same brand and model. What Sony should do is make HDD's designed for these systems, and make it where only these work so they can better monitor this. I see a lot of people screaming "Did you even test this fireware out" Well it there are thousands of different HDD's out there is no way to test it on them all, and even then you can't be 100% sure will work with all of them.
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HurstDarkStar  +   892d ago
Well it wasn't a problem yesterday it's mostly the updates fault if anything.
Shadow Man  +   892d ago
im currently at work and left my ps3 on downloading saint row 3, god i hope it didn't update my ps3 bcs i have ps plus.
SaffronCurse  +   892d ago
They pulled the firmware not too long after they released it.
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Majin-vegeta  +   892d ago
Owner of two original 60gb ps3 one has a 500gb and the other 1tb they both updated fine
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