I'm looking at getting a PS3 Test unit so I can begin to program games for it, and I've heard from others at school that it needs an active connection to the internet in order for it to work (I can't find any data to confirm or deny this claim).
The question here is, to someone who doesn't know about the PS3 Test's inner workings, what does one need to know about how a PS3 Test works, other than what's on the FAQ?
- Is an active internet connection needed?
- Does said connection transmit data about the console to Sony?
- Can / should the hard drive be wiped from the system menu upon reciept?