06:21 PM - April 19, 2011 by EnigmaNemesis
Now this is not widely tested... but everyone who has done this, seems to have fixed the in game stuttering and intro stutter.
And also would explain why those who did HDD upgrades, had their PS3 for a while have more of an issue than those who have brand new slims. (database is more garbled)
The HDD is constantly access by today's games, and while it is not a Windows style OS the PS3 uses (it is supposed to restructure every boot up and shut down, thus no defrag utility) it can sometimes get a little clustered, especially if you do a lot of gaming, and PSN demo downloading, etc.
These two links walk you through how to rebuild your PS3's database.
http://www.ps3blog.net/2011/01/28/ti...recovery-menu/ (with pictures)
Those of us who have done this, eliminated the intro stutter, and in game stuttering all together.
It is fast, and simple, and all you will lose is the custom folders, messages, and playlists made (in which you can back them up ahead of time), and have to reapply proper audio/video settings.
Hope this helps clear this up for everyone.
NOTE: This is good to do once a month if you game and PSN heavy, or once every couple of months casually. Think of it like de-fragging your computer. So even if you don't get the stutter, it is good to maintain the HDD and have a happy running PS3. It will perform better across the board in all areas.