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I bought a 60G PS3 December 2007, I never had any problems with the console until now. I bought motorstorm pacific rift and in the first week of playing motorstorm my PS3 started to frees, but only when I play pacific rift. A friend told me that I need to format my PS3 to get rid of what could be a virus. After long consideration I decided to format my baby (PS3); it took +-4 hours to complete. Thereafter I than moved the gross menu over to system settings than system information. It displayed that I have 47G available of 55G, it should have displayed that I have 55G of 55G available seeing that I just deleted everything from the hard drive. Can anyone help???

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There might be a problem with the hard drive itself. Formating the drive shouldn't take that long unless you did the full format option.

As far as viruses go forget about it. There is NO WAY your PS3 can get a virus. It's a linux based machine with crazy encryption. ONLY Sony would be able to do something like that and that's not something they would ever do.

Your question about the 47 vs 55 is a good one. I'm not 100 sure but it's probably due to bad sectors on the hard drive, hence the long format time. Easiest thing for you to do is to swap the drives and see what happens.

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