Reply
Sep 25 2010
By: edwin1337 First Son 11 posts
Offline
Accepted Solution

How long does "Restore PS3 System" take?

31 replies 39142 views Edited Sep 25, 2010

I was wondering how long does the Restore PS3 System option from the recovery menu takes. It's been doing this for about 30 mins already. Does it show a progress bar when it does this or just stay on the screen saying plese wait....

Please use plain text.
Message 1 of 32 (39,142 Views)
Reply
0 Likes
PlayStation MVP
Registered: 08/28/2008
Online
7642 posts
 

Re: How long does "Restore PS3 System" take?

Sep 25, 2010

Depends on the size of your hard drive, and how much data you have.

 

Typically, a 160GB HDD that is about quarter-to-half full (30-70 GB of data) takes about an hour and a half to restore.  It does take a while, and the status bar does not constantly update, so I wouldn't start worrying about it until it's been over two hours or so.

 

I've got about 90-100GB on a 500GB HDD and I'm currently doing a backup.  It states that an hour and 49 minutes remains.  I started it about 5 minutes ago.  The restore takes about the same amount of time that a backup does.

Please use plain text.
Message 2 of 32 (39,141 Views)
Reply
0 Likes
First Son
Registered: 09/23/2010
Offline
11 posts
 

Re: How long does "Restore PS3 System" take?

Sep 25, 2010
Thanks. But you say that there's a status bar? Does that show up immediately after I selected it or a couple minutes later?
Please use plain text.
Message 3 of 32 (39,141 Views)
Reply
0 Likes
PlayStation MVP
Registered: 08/28/2008
Online
7642 posts
 

Re: How long does "Restore PS3 System" take?

Sep 26, 2010

 


edwin1337 wrote:
Thanks. But you say that there's a status bar? Does that show up immediately after I selected it or a couple minutes later?

 

It may take a few minutes for the status bar to show up.  It will also indicate how much time remains in the process (after 'Counting' for another few minutes).

 

If you get the message to 'Please Wait...' for more than about 10 minutes, you should probably cancel, restart your PS3 and retry.

Please use plain text.
Message 4 of 32 (39,141 Views)
Reply
0 Likes
First Son
Registered: 09/11/2010
Offline
23 posts
 

Re: How long does "Restore PS3 System" take?

Sep 26, 2010

my ole fat boy 40 gig took 2 hrs, status bar moved slower than a slug, I just left it and watched tv for 2 hrs and it was done.

Please use plain text.
Message 5 of 32 (39,141 Views)
Reply
0 Likes
Fender Bender
Registered: 07/17/2008
Online
3243 posts
 

Re: How long does "Restore PS3 System" take?

Sep 26, 2010

 


BBurgSteve wrote:

Depends on the size of your hard drive, and how much data you have.

 

Typically, a 160GB HDD that is about quarter-to-half full (30-70 GB of data) takes about an hour and a half to restore.  It does take a while, and the status bar does not constantly update, so I wouldn't start worrying about it until it's been over two hours or so.

 

I've got about 90-100GB on a 500GB HDD and I'm currently doing a backup.  It states that an hour and 49 minutes remains.  I started it about 5 minutes ago.  The restore takes about the same amount of time that a backup does.


 

lol, Yeah right.

I had an 80gig that took 12 hours, and now i have a 250gig that takes 24 hours..

Photobucket

1TB 7200RPM Destop HDD Under it's own power outside of the ps3 :smileytongue:
Please use plain text.
Message 6 of 32 (39,141 Views)
Reply
0 Likes
First Son
Registered: 07/10/2012
Offline
1 posts
 

Re: How long does "Restore PS3 System" take?

Jul 10, 2012

i had data loss and doing a restore to get it back, during this time it was storming and had a power serge and had to start over it jumped to 14% and has been there for 2 hours any advice?

Please use plain text.
Message 7 of 32 (38,998 Views)
Reply
0 Likes
PlayStation MVP
Registered: 12/24/2007
Offline
15006 posts
 

Re: How long does "Restore PS3 System" take?

Jul 10, 2012

nx405 wrote:

i had data loss and doing a restore to get it back, during this time it was storming and had a power serge and had to start over it jumped to 14% and has been there for 2 hours any advice?



Let it run overnight

Cognitive Dissonance - The ability to understand multiple viewpoints even if they conflict with one another - and still use critical thinking, logical thought, and common sense to come to the realization that only ONE is the correct one and the others are wrong.

Furiously Chaosing
Please use plain text.
Message 8 of 32 (38,987 Views)
Reply
0 Likes
First Son
Registered: 09/06/2012
Offline
3 posts
 

Re: How long does "Restore PS3 System" take?

Sep 6, 2012

mines been saying preparing please wait for over an hour, ive restarted it twice now and it still says the same thing, ive waited an hour all three times so far and im getting a little worried, what should i do?

Please use plain text.
Message 9 of 32 (38,326 Views)
Reply
0 Likes
Lombax Warrior
Registered: 12/21/2010
Offline
154 posts
 

Re: How long does "Restore PS3 System" take?

Sep 6, 2012
OKC_Thunder2014 Writes:
mines been saying preparing please wait for over an hour, ive restarted it twice now and it still says the same thing, ive waited an hour all three times so far and im getting a little worried, what should i do?
....

_______________________________________________________

Hmm. Why are you restoring your HDD? There might be somthing really wrong with it iif several attempts, and system is still not communicating with it. Have you allready upgraded your HDD in the past? You might want to consider upgrading.

Try booting your PS3 into safemode first. Then restore your File system. After restoring the file system, then try the full format.
Please use plain text.
Message 10 of 32 (38,317 Views)
Reply
0 Likes