Originally Posted by TossinHoss
Actually the thumb drive would be used to copy saved data from the existing drive. That said, you put a new drive in and all your old data is gone unless you have backed it up to another drive (thumb drive) and restored/imported it back in. Did you try to see if PS3 has a utility to try and resolve the issue and maybe restore back to original...I think it has.
It's been restored about 5 times. After each time it works progressively shorter. Now it's pretty much toast. Guess ill get the new hard drive so the kids can stream Netflix.