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PlayStation File System Libraries - NTFS Support Finally on PS3!

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191w ago - Today an anonymous user has released PlayStation File System Libraries on PS3-Hacks (linked above) allowing NTFS support finally on PS3 for homebrew applications.

Download: PlayStation File System Libraries v0.1.0

To quote: "I'm out of town leaving me PS3-less, so I'm unable to test this... This being a library, PlayStation File System Libraries - libpfsm, that you can use when building your homebrew projects, i.e.) Gaia Manager.

And the Gaia Manager source is included and comes pre-modified as an example adding NTFS (libpfsm) support. You just need to build it now and I'm sure someone'll do that real soon.

What does PlayStation File System Libraries feature?

  • Support for multiple simultaneously connected devices.
  • Hot swapping of devices.
  • Support for multiple partitions (with different FS).
  • NTFS support
    o Alternate data streams
    o Sparse files
    o File compression
    o B+ trees directory
  • FAT support
    o FAT12, FAT16, FAT32
    o Long file names (VFAT)

Writing to NTFS formatted volumes is not supported and not planned. Check the README for everything else.

Thanks to... I'll never tell. The author wishes to remain anonymous. Cheers!"

I have not tested but there is a GAIA MANAGER in the archive and i'm not sure if it has this lib implement to work with NTFS as of yet??...

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severusx's Avatar
#37 - severusx - 191w ago
What's the point though? It's not like you can plug that drive into anything other than the one PS3 it came out of. Why not just get a less expensive larger internal HD and swap it?

daveshooter's Avatar
#36 - daveshooter - 191w ago
For above: tinygreensheep.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=11_38&products_id=986

No USB tho.

br4insick's Avatar
#35 - br4insick - 191w ago
Just like the wii, i had the same thought. Maybe its harder than we think..

Can we use a SATA/eSATA cable running from a external hard drive to the internal port of the PS3?

i know it's not as nice or compatible with most externals that are USB; and that you can't take your games on the run without "muck'n" around with the internal but i would do that since i don't plan using my games on anyone else's system.

i was playing around with one of those cheap ebay sata to usb adapters and it worked.

can the same thing be done but the other way around? some kind of drive bay that fits into the PS3 but have a USB port for the use of an external USB HDD??

barrybarryk's Avatar
#34 - barrybarryk - 191w ago
because NTFS is a Microsoft proprietary format..

croft72's Avatar
#33 - croft72 - 191w ago
The PS3 handling NTFS format is definately pretty cool. I'm not sure if this question has ever been answered or not but why did Sony go with FAT32 format instead of NTFS format for the PS3 in the first place?

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