If you happen to own a Sony PS3 (with an obvious succession plan to make the jump to the PS4 when that particular bad boy arrives at the end of this year, of course), you might want to take note of the latest firmware update version 4.45 as well as the troubles that come along with it. In fact, a bunch of owners who have already applied the update have reported that their PS3 consoles have actually locked up during the booting process, but it seems that this particular issue has been narrowed down to affect only those PS3 owners who have 500GB or larger hard drives installed.
The PS3 4.45 update’s changelog did mention that it was meant to enable users to choose whether they would want to receive an in-game notification when a trophy is earned. Assuming the speculation that this issue arises from user-replaced hard drives, then it would bring back memories of the time when the 3.41 update caused a few corrupted PS3 drives, too. Hopefully things will look up for the better in the long run, and a solution should be released sooner rather than later.