Here is a lightweight utility for your PS3 HDD raw backup, decryption needs, and other features. Right now it only supports slim PS3s.
It's written from scratch except for some ported code form naehrwert's PoC. If you have any feed back, please put it here.
Dumping raw images from external disks.
Image decryption is done in chunks to save memory.
Extracting file block tool. Allows user to dump specified parts of a file.
I'm not responsible in ANYWAY for what is done with this app.
This tool is only for testing. It's not a one-app-solution to recovering data from PS3 HDD yet.
Decryption for NAND will be added later.
If you want to mount GameOS or do on-the-fly enc/dec, linux offers that in it's "device mapper". (I didn't test it...
20w ago - Today PlayStation 3 developer nokiajavi has released a homebrew application he calls JPS3 Visualizer (Beta) which allows users to inspect the contents of a PS3 HDD from numerous connection types via PC.
This application basically allows the display of PS3 games and applications you have installed on the hard drive, allowing it to display instead of the game code (BCES0009), the name of the game for PS3 in the language that we have chosen as long as the game will contain, besides will display an image of the game when you click on a folder.
Allows you to connect via FTP, SMB, LAN, SFTP, WEBDAV, HTTP, HTTPS, FILE (Folder on your system)
The markers used are stored, so it can be accessed easily and quickly.
Allows to calculate the size occupied by each game, which will be shown next to the name of the game.
Show the total installed games and the HDD size, free space and occupied space.
Also copy the filename of the game.
All data can be saved to speed up the display of games.
21w ago - Following up on the previous releases, today Italian PlayStation 3 developer Alexander has released OpenPS3FTP 3.1 Unofficial PS3Mod Beta 1 with additional revisions from jjolano and details below.
To quote, roughly translated: CHANGELOG OPENPS3FTP 3.1 (OPS3PS3FT31.pkg)
Fixed data connections
Removed unnecessary checks.
Use O2 instead
Compatible with 4.46 LDZ FERROX/HABIB
Improved Speed Transfer
Fixed minor bug cfw 4.46
(may still have some bugs, please report.)
Update: From jjolano: OpenPS3FTP is an open source FTP server for the PlayStation 3. It supports the basic FTP commands that the typical user would need to transfer files in and out of their console. OpenPS3FTP is built using libraries from the PSL1GHT SDK (commit 534e589).
34w ago - Following up on the previous updates from BwE, today PlayStation 3 homebrew developer sinsizer has made available PS3 NOR / NAND Statistic Beta for those interested in validating and checking their PS3 NOR / NAND dumps.