@DEMON01 ok so i tried one more time and still said rebuild database than error rebuilding drive needs formatted. i let it format than it said put the original hdd back into ps3 and use the hdd utility again. i shut the ps3 down than booted it back up and my firmware and profiles were there but nothing else. now i am manually putting saves and programs back on from scratch but seems to be working. Under system settings it does show the capacity of my new drive. everything seems to be working but had to manually do it.