PS4 News on Facebook! PS4 News on Twitter! PS4 News on YouTube! PS4 News RSS Feed!

Closed Thread
Results 1 to 5 of 5



  1. #1
    Newbie poinsy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Posts
    3




    [Answered] SAK on new PS3?

    OK, just bought a PS3, for 3 reasons:

    - play MotorStorm & GT5
    - play BD's
    - backup BD's using SAK.

    So, the first 2 are satisfied. However, and I have been trawling through hundreds of different forum threads the last 2 weeks, am I to assume that on a new PS3, I cannot use the OtherOS option, and therefore install SAK, and ultimately backup my own BD's ?

    That was a deciding factor in getting this beauty.
    Best Answer - Posted by PS4 News:

    Quote Originally Posted by poinsy View Post
    I have been trawling through hundreds of different forum threads the last 2 weeks, am I to assume that on a new PS3, I cannot use the OtherOS option, and therefore install SAK, and ultimately backup my own BD's ?
    Correct, PS3 SAK uses OtherOS so consoles without it can't dump discs. However, you can use a PC Lite-On DH-401S drive to do it:

    http://www.ps4news.com/playstation-3...s3-game-discs/

  2. #2
    Moderator PS4 News's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Posts
    29,517




    Cool

    Quote Originally Posted by poinsy View Post
    I have been trawling through hundreds of different forum threads the last 2 weeks, am I to assume that on a new PS3, I cannot use the OtherOS option, and therefore install SAK, and ultimately backup my own BD's ?
    Correct, PS3 SAK uses OtherOS so consoles without it can't dump discs. However, you can use a PC Lite-On DH-401S drive to do it:

    http://www.ps4news.com/playstation-3...s3-game-discs/

  3. #3
    Newbie poinsy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Posts
    3




    Thanks for the prompt response. Do you know if it is possible (I doubt it) to downgrade my firmware so I can use SAK?

  4. #4
    Moderator PS4 News's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Posts
    29,517




    Pre-2.20 FW you could downgrade them via Infectus Mod if you installed it and backed up your own PS3's flash, but since then it hasn't been possible unfortunately.

  5. #5
    Newbie poinsy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Posts
    3




    Oh well, nice try. Plan B...That Lite-On is rather expensive here (100), I may simply buy an internal PC BD reader and stick it in a USB caddy. This is less than half the cost.

    Thanks.

 




Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
  • Register, Login or Activate Your Account to post on the forums.