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PS3 Blu-ray Drive Project Begins to Run Game Backups via HDD

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236w ago - This weekend SKFU shared news of a research project that himself, iQD and a few others have began work on with the PS3 Blu-ray drive in order to, among other goals, run PlayStation 3 game backups from the PS3 HDD.

Getting Sony's PlayStation 3 entertainment system to function without a BDD was not a difficult challenge for them, however, many may recall previous attempts by MysticHades among others to examine PS3 hacks which allow running game backups from the hard disk drive.

Earlier this year, knightsolidus detailed the Blu-ray drive PS3 CXD4302GB Chip Test Points, and Spanish site Elotrolado reported on a PS3 exploit found to run PlayStation 3 backups along with a leaked Sony Disc Boot Game Patch Programming Guide.

Prior to that, PS3 developers examined several PS3 Blu-ray Flash Dumps and utilized [Register or Login to view links] via PS3 Linux to command the PlayStation 3 drives to return their respective Firmware revisions for comparison.

Finally, pictured below is a PS3 Test (DECH) unit with a PlayStation 3 HDD connected to USB port 4 (which actually registers as USB0) in order to utilize the PS3 Debug BD Emulator with Final Fantasy XIII on the screen. More details will be posted as they become available, and to quote from SKFU:

"The project started as one to let PS3 work without the BDD. That's easy by ripping the drive hardware but the firmware board. This was just a fun project.

While I sniffed all ports used by the BDD I started thinking about an emulation of the drive. At the moment iQD, me and a few more friends collect the correct hardware which is needed to realize a decent analyze of the Blu-Ray drive. We'll keep you updated ;-)"

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#18 - walidahmadi - 236w ago
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Why is this worthy of front page, this guy is a known faker. This is probably some other sort of hype he is trying to create for hits. I don't think anything is gonne come out of this.. and the picture as well looks quite fake.

#17 - bogaromi - 236w ago
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Quote Originally Posted by randalf View Post

Just a mention, DECH models only have five logos on its side, models Retail have 8 logos, is that you can easily see the type of unit image.

I Have 9 logos on my Retail console.

#16 - oldschool400 - 236w ago
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Quote Originally Posted by Jes03 View Post
I got access to over 100 PS3's I can have to test with. Bring on the CFW

wanna send 1 or 2 over this way for testing?

#15 - Jes03 - 236w ago
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I got access to over 100 PS3's I can have to test with. Bring on the CFW

#14 - ModderFokker - 236w ago
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I've got a spare ps3 with a broken bluray drive waiting for some magic to happen...


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