Today I upgraded my ps3 from 40gb to 500gb and back up all my data (almost 30gb) on an external hard drive. Then I started the ps3 via USB with firmare installed and got to the system restore stage. It started no problem but it has been almost 2 hours now and all I can see on my TV is the background for the normal XMB. (a black screen with like stars that form a swirling horizontal pattern across the middle).
My question is how long does a restore take? Is what I'm seeing normal, I can't find any info off google.
Thanks in advance!