Okay I am new to this PS3 modding stuff and talk about a mind numbing information over load!
I have recently softmodded my Wii and set it all up to play from an external hard drive and now I am taking aim at a PS3. So I am purchasing an older Fat PS3 40gb (I believe the model number is CECH01) which has a toasted disc drive (that is what I am being told, it won't read any discs but still works) and the firmware version is higher then 3.55.
All I want to do is be able to back up PS3 and PS2 games and play them directly off the hard drive. I have no concerns about being able to go online or to access the PSN or anything like that. I know that I can rip my games to the HDD via PC so I am assuming that a disc drive is not mandatory at this point.
So I am asking what is the quickest, easiest and most inexpensive way to do this? And yes I have been looking around but the information is so freaking complex my head is going to explode... talkin about flashers, jailbreaks, downgrades custom this, custom that... wow!
Any simple help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks all.