Every time Sony push out an update to their PS3’s system software, someone, somewhere loses an eye, a puppy explodes, a building falls down and somebody’s PS3 goes a bit wonky. It’s all Sony’s fault. The latest update, which adds a ‘you may also like’ feature to the PlayStation Store, is also, apparently, preventing users from upgrading their hard drives.
What appears to be happening, judging from comments on the official forums, is that users with 3.41 installed aren’t able to upgrade their hard drive – the PS3 tells them they need to have 3.41 on removable storage media, but half way through the update process it’s saying “no applicable update data was found” and hence getting trapped in an endless loop.
Sony don’t think it’s related. “We apologize for any inconvenience you are experiencing with upgrading [your] Internal Hard Disc Drive on your PlayStation 3 computer entertainment system,” says a rather formal statement. “The information available to our Consumer Services Department does not suggest that this is a problem PlayStation owners are likely to experience when upgrading the HDD with [the] 3.41 update.”
“Sony Computer Entertainment America strongly supports the quality of its products and backs them with full confidence,” it continues, before asking that the user updates the previous hard drive first, which apparently fixes the issue. It’s all a bit confusing, and perhaps, just perhaps, related to this.