Updating ps3 games
If your PS3 is still functioning, then installing firmware update 4.46 should work as normal.However, if 4.45 bricked your machine then the process of getting it working again is a little more involved.To get the hard drive out of a Slim PS3, you need to turn it off, turn it over and pull off a little plastic flap on its underside. The PS3's hard drive is fixed to a metal plate using four little screws on its underside.It should be pretty clear, sitting towards the front of the bottom plate. Now you need to slide the piece of plastic under the optical drive to the side just a little. You should now see two little pieces of wire in the space where the flap was. You'll need to remove all four to change your old PS3 hard drive for your new one.Upgrade to a 7200rpm hard drive or a more expensive 2.5-inch SSD, though, and you'll see significantly improvements to load times.You'll generally have to pay around £15 more for a 7200rpm drive, though, and SSDs are a lot more expensive.Alternatively, to just save all your save games go to the game header in the main menu, select save data utility and then copy multiple to save your games to USB.
If you opt for a 5400rpm drive, another spec you should see listed alongside capacity, you'll get similar performance to the standard PS3 HDD.
On June 19, Sony may have rendered your PS3 unusable due to releasing firmware update 4.45 and bricking some consoles.