PS4 Mod with 2 TB External SSHD Drive, Better / Cooler Performance

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13w ago - Following up on How to Swap In / Upgrade a PS4 HDD, today Paul Statham (aka Placebo) shared how to modify the PS4 to run with a 2 TB External SSHD drive, which he claims boosts better and cooler performance.

To quote: "Paul Statham, who also happens to be Community and PR Manager at ARMA III Developer Bohemia Interactive, is one of those gamers, and decided that the tiny 500 GB 2.5″ HDD provided with the PS4 wasn’t enough for his taste, so he set out to replace it with a massive 3.5″ 2 TB Solid State Hybrid drive.

You’re probably asking yourself: “How the hell did he fit that in the console? It’s too big.” And in fact he didn’t. He purchased a few spare parts and actually mounted the drive externally, thanks to creativity and a bit of technical knowledge.

Modifying the console like that has a few advantages: first of all 3.5″ drives have a cheaper cost per gigabyte than 2.5″ ones, and the SSHD offered also provides better performance.

The issue is that the internal...
 

GameSonic Manager v1.70 PS3 Backup Game Manager for CFW Released

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13w ago - Following up on the previous revisions, today Italian PlayStation 3 developer Gamesonic has updated his Gamesonic Manager to version 1.70 followed by v1.72 for running PS3 game backups on Custom Firmware (CFW) with details below.

Download: GameSonic_Manager_v1.70.rar / Source_GameSonic_Manager_v1.70.rar / GameSonic_Manager_v1.72.rar / Source_GameSonic_Manager_v1.72.rar

To quote, roughly translated: The supermod Orion has released a new version of Gamesonic Manager in version 1.70.

Changelog v1.70:

  • Automatic language detection updated
  • Added new background colors
  • Added network tools
  • Added ps3ita manager gui
  • Fixed bug with control disable switch on fan
  • Increased the speed of the manager
  • When you start the manager will remain a second pause (black screen)...

 

Iris Manager v2.74 PS3 Backup Game Manager by Estwald Updated

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13w ago - Following up on the previous updates, today PlayStation 3 developers Estwald and D_Skywalk have updated the PS3 backup game manager known as Iris Manager to version 2.74 with the changes detailed below.

Download: Iris Manager v2.74 for v4.XX PS3 CFW / irismanager-4-x.rar (Mirror) / irismanager-4-x_animated.pkg.788.v2.74.pkg / GIT

To quote, roughly translated: What's New in version 2.74:

  • Fixed problem with folder prefix "." in ISO tools.
  • Added RudiRastelli tools, updated (1.6BU)

IMPORTANT: After installing the PKG, restart the PS3, if Iris Manager was loaded before.


 

Showtime PS3 Media Center v04.03.698 for MultiMAN is Released

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14w ago - Following up on the previous revision, today PlayStation 3 homebrew developer Andreas Oman updated the Showtime PS3 Media Player testing builds to v04.03.698 followed by Showtime for multiMAN (both CEX and DEX) by deank with the changes outlined below.

Download: showtime-gh-4.3.698-g64539eae.pkg / showtime-4.3.698-g64539eae.pkg / showtime-4.3.698-g64539eae.self / Showtime 04.03.698 [CEX].pkg (6.21 MB) / Showtime 04.03.698 [DEX].pkg (6.27 MB) / ShowTime v4.3.748 Cobra-ODE-V4.iso (13.7 MB) by Mussonero

Showtime Media Center Changelogs

4.3.698

Avoid some log messages from sqlite (we deal with them anyway)
Call logfiles "showtime-#.log" instead of "showtime.log.#"
h264: Skip the check...
 

Hishamage 4.50 DEX 2.0 and Hishamage Manager 2.0 for PS3 Released

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14w ago - Following up on my previous update, today I present Hishamage 4.50 DEX 2.0 and Hishamage DEX Manager 2.0 followed by Hishamage 4.50 DEX 2.1 and Hishamage 4.50 DEX Manager 2.1 with details below.

Download: Hishamage 4.50 DEX 2.0.rar (179.96 MB) / Hishamage DEX Manager 2.0.rar / Hishamage 4.50 DEX 2.1.rar / Hishamage 4.50 DEX 2.1.pkg

Hishamage 4.50 DEX 2.0 MD5: 30C58E0EFB8A09B8F33D0548C96E3C86
Hishamage 4.50 DEX 2.1 MD5: 50192BC21A65D8D6758C5B68BE3B5125
Hishamage 4.50 DEX Manager 2.1 MD5: 4C9D66D9512CDEDB7CCA6F83541D32AE

Hishamage 4.50 DEX 2.0

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