Up until now, the only way to make PS3 back-ups was to use the PS3 Linux Method or PS3 SAK v1.00. Tonight, resident PS3Dev'er hacked2123 is planning to share with the world how to make PS3 disc back-ups via the PS3 XMB! To quote:
I am currently developing a barbaric method by which I have already been able to dump a small section of the Bluray games while in the XMB. I will create the necessary file to dump the entire disk tonight and post it here.
Requirements: (Only tested on firmware 1.11)
1. DVD or Bluray Burner
2. An IDE to SATA Adapter
3. An IDE Hard-Drive
4. My guide
In related news, those seeking news on the latestPS3 releases can now use [Register or Login to view links] to access the list at NFO.PS3News.com. If you haven't checked it out yet, it lists releases by Month, and you can view ALL of them by selecting "All Months" from the dropdown menu and clicking the List button. Finally, those who wish to assist us with the Firmware versions of each title can read how to HERE. <!-- TID:82392-->