205w 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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There is nothing fishy about that. No one had their hands on Zpack yet. Even if they got one, the files on the usenet will be useles without dongle...
It is just like the Service Mode files which were leaked but mean nothing for the devs without the dongle...
Totally agree on this. Another thing is that, a few months before there was a guy who told the community that he had the JIG Dongle. Right after that SKFU contacted that guy and then complete silence... No news came out of it...
If this is not a fake one thing is certain to me: the USB dongle is not just a removable storage device. This is also why it could be damaged by using it in a PC. I currently have a USB dongle that has an ARM processor, Linux kernel, and runs a series of firewall and intrusion detection services. The dongle here is likely a similar device but running some kind of PS3 debugger to gain low-level access. This would be required just to patch the firmware. If this is true then whoever made this has an inside track on the PS3's internals and development tools.