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PS3 Reference TOOL Kit Arrives for the PS3 News Dev Team!


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255w ago - Well, I hinted at it last week, that we were getting something BIG, and yeah- we did!

It retails for $10,250.00, weighs in around 45lbs, is around 19" wide and 24" deep. If you have not guessed it yet, it's a PS3 TOOL, also known as a PS3 Reference Kit, also known as the DECR-1000A.

This unit is the big brother to the new DECR-1400A, and has many more features than the newer, neutered counterpart. Most of them are outlined in my recently updated thread, but the jist of it is that it has dual 400GB hard disks, dual HDMI outputs, 4x LAN connectors, analog audio output, VGA output - just to name a few.

Compared to a PS3 Debug/TEST unit, the PS3 TOOL can do MUCH more, including diagnosing exactly what is happening when perceived "exploit" code is run to [Register or Login to view links] the PS3. However, the biggest feature is having the ability to capture output from the PS3 Hypervisor (LV1) and the PS3 Kernel (LV2)!

More will be posted in future updates on what our PS3 Dev Team can do with it, as this literally just arrived and was unpacked/set-up a few hours ago.

Needless to say, its massive, and has so many features it will take our DEVS quite awhile to get through. We need to start testing on a low firmware (around .85) and work our way up to 3.00, looking for exploits among other interesting things.

This is truly as good as it gets when it comes to Sony PS3 hardware though- lots more to come... until then, check out the nice picture below!



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#57 - PS3 News - 255w ago
Woops, from the page I clicked on, it seemed like there were no comments. Little did I know there were around 40 comments.
Yea, basically because our PS3 Dev area is restricted the comments won't show publically under the article unless you are logged in and have permission to read them (have posted recently, etc).

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#56 - XiLERAWR - 255w ago
As others have said, congratulations on the purchase. I hope it helps the developers with their work.

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#55 - BlingOnMyWrist - 255w ago
Woops, from the page I clicked on, it seemed like there were no comments. Little did I know there were around 40 comments. I read the eBay comments.

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#54 - Chivafighter - 255w ago
So I hear LOL... believe it or not, as much time as I spend online each day (like 10+ hours, 7 days a week) I have never, ever used Ebay myself. I don't even have an account there, though I really should push myself to get into it... then I can be the next guy on one of those "I made millions on Ebay" infomercials.

Lol, go get yourself an account Boss. If you use paypal to purchase your items, then your money is secure, plus you will find a bunch of good deals haha

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#53 - dondolo - 255w ago
good job..

only ps3 dev team could do something like that

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