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Video: ZPack for PS3 - The First PlayStation 3 Backup System?!

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259w ago - Below is a video from TheIndianKhan on YouTube and some info on Zpack for PS3, which claims (ZPack FAQ) to be the first PlayStation 3 backup system.

To quote: I found this in my holiday in Korea, there are PS3 cafes which run their games from external harddisk without using the original disks. I am one of the first who tested this Zpack System.

Zpack is the first working Backup System for PlayStation 3. It was especially designed for PlayStation Cafes across the world to avoid damaging your original game disk and beware them to be stolen by customers. You will not need the original disk to play on your PS3 anymore just start any game you have directly from your external hard disk.

Zpack comes to you with a USB Dongle and a DISK with the Zpack Software, which you only need the first time for installation. The USB dongle have to be connected to your PS3 all the time. When you run a PlayStation Cafe with 8 PlayStation Terminals, you will need 8 Zpacks for each PS3 Terminal to run the games from the external drives. Please pay Attention for our Zpack bundles.

Below is another upload of the first video as it currently appears dead:

Yet another Zpack video by ps3depp too:

Here is yet another Zpack video.. this time for Virtual Tennis Pro 3:

Rough translation for second video by Riberygehtab: Zpack for PS3 - Backup Motorstorm 3 game on external PS3 HDD.

Installation: So easy, I've never patched a game console. Heard that contributed to the development of Zpacks a developer of the PS3 has.

Application: Very easy and clear handling. Backup of games take a minute to external HD up to 25. Online backups are playable.

Price: Well 100€ + 10€ shipping was a bit steep, but it was worth to me in the end.

Disadvantages: Not functioning under linux, delivery times are somewhat long, but understandable, is designed for your busy boys.

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#351 - Hardygamer - 258w ago
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Coming from a country where piracy is rampant, I can tell you Zpack is a fake otherwise there would be news about it long before the news hits youtube.

Save your money and just enjoy the potential ownage moment.

#350 - iloveyou - 258w ago
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Quote Originally Posted by SCE View Post

If you have something that will really make the Zpack video fake, then post it.

If it wasn't a fake, the sellers page would still be reachable and he would sell many of this.

The LED of the HDD would blink if the HDD writes some kind of Data. My 4 external HDD do so.

#349 - SCE - 258w ago
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Quote Originally Posted by xUb3rn00dlEx View Post
I see we are all agreeing that the dongle is probably used to gain low-level entry to the ps3 system, etc. I'm curious as to how hard it would be to rip off the content and then share it, allowing for DIY kits. It's bound to happen, I'm just very curious about their comment about not plugging it in.

It gives no direct info on what would happen, just a kind of empty warning. I'm positive if it does have some kind of protection, it's most likely to be picked up by an AV. Disabling it or running it with linux all together seems the best option. Would be interesting to see who's got the money/ opportunity to get it (if it's real and not a hoax) and then muster up the balls to try to share it :] Any volunteers?

The devs are working with the whole console hardware... A USB dongle won't be that hard to dump... And it looks like there is just a single chip on the dongle. We can see just one side but it won't be that hard.

Quote Originally Posted by snowingallday View Post
For all you believers it is real ZPACK

We already saw that video. It does not proof anything. Totally useless...

If you have something that will really make the Zpack video fake, then post it.

#348 - Assignator98 - 258w ago
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i hope this would work when was it that person gonna go have trial with the people of zpack.

#347 - iloveyou - 258w ago
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Dumping the data from a dongle is not that hard. There are some boards, which discuss about dongles only.

And i don't believe, that the dongle dies if you read it out -.-

Some dongles are sensitive, if you brute force the keys, then they won't work anymore.
Sorry for bad english.


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