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sounds like the hdd is going bad..
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Is the drive getting full? That could cause it to slow down.
Dunno, I suupose it could. My 60GB fat from 2007 still has the original Seagate 60GB HDD in it. What do you mean by slow?
If nothing is wrong with anything on the PS3, then I would not worry about it. A typical long restore on a drive can take 23-27 minutes. Is it taking longer than that?