So I posted this on the official PS forums but no response yet, wanna hear what you guys think.
Hey there everyone, im starting to get very worried. I have an around 1 year old PS3 160gb Slim system. I would say since middle of december my system has been acting strange. Games seem to take awhile to start up, pretty much any demo I download and install will lag, when no one else I know has a problem with the Demo, Netflix takes longer to load up. I have rebuilt the database, restored the file system, and it seems to have helped slightly. Also 3/4 times I use my ps3 controller to turn on my system, I have to connect the controller to the USB cable becuase all 4 red lights blink, and it will not recognize the controller until I do that. Once I do that, I can unplug it and it works fine.
Most recent example is just now, I downloaded and installed the Darkness 2 demo. As soon as I started it up, every 5 seconds or so it lags for just a second. Same thing happened with Kingdoms of Amalurs beginning cutscene, I started it up, stuttered like mad, paused it, decided to look up on the net if everyone had this issue, went back to it, and it worked just fine. I would assume if anything the HDD is going bad, but I want to make sure before I start looking for something new. Should I try a format? Id rather not lose my saves, and I don't have a thumbdrive, though I can pick one up. If I have to do this, is it simple to move save files onto it?
Hopefully someone can help me out here, thank you!