Quick formatting will not work, as the whole basis of that is to essentially erase the table of contents, although the data is still there, the table is blank - making it appear empty. But, since there is still data there (and not nothing, ie 00's), it makes it much harder to attempt to retrieve.
Ahhh SH*T, if this leads onto anything which maybe it wont but you never though, it means your PS3 must be able to emu PS2 so I would be officially screwed. Infact I might sell my PS3 and find an older one now lol but I'll wait to see what happens first.Originally Posted by PS3 News
Can't believe some people. I deal with idiots all day too - seems the world is full of them these days!
Anyway, personally i think this method might lead somewhere (maybe filesystem drivers or something), although i don't know too much about it.
I'd love to have my high power pc setup right now (would say normal, but not had it setup for ages!). I would dump the entire disk off in 4gb chunks then join it all together and run some scans on the data to see if i could find the toc etc.
Would also be very interesting to see what would happen if you did this for the entire disk, then wrote the results back to the disk. (Would it crash? i suspect so, but would be very interesting anyway!)
Anyway - interesting news, shame about the fools.
sorry for this question , im noob , if hdd is decrypted what can we do with it ?
I think more promising approach would be to have a sets (pairs) of encrypted and unencrypted data and try to find out what the encryption/decryption algorithm is. Is anybody having such samples? I work with guy who is a mathematician dealing with cryptography so he might have some clue as how to proceed.
I think that's a great idea
When do you next see this guy?
Keep your heads up guys, hey at least now the next discovery won't be harmed by these two weak individuals. If anything this brings us more hope, our wonderful PS3 Dev's just became that much stronger of a team. We just tightened our ship just like Sony tries to tighten theirs.