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  1. #1
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    USB BD Rom for PS3?

    came across this external BD Rom: http://www.play.com/PC/PCs/4-/870039...e/Product.html

    It got me thinking whether it is possible to use it on a PS3 and if it would allow blu rays from a different region.

    Anybody know?

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    Quote Originally Posted by zoned View Post
    came across this external BD Rom: http://www.play.com/PC/PCs/4-/870039...e/Product.html

    It got me thinking whether it is possible to use it on a PS3 and if it would allow blu rays from a different region.

    Anybody know?
    I didn't try to connect an external BD Rom to my PS3 but I bet it won't work at all. Technically, there are two different command sets to access flash/hard Drives and optical drives so an external BD Rom can't be accessed as a typical storage device. I doubt SCE put USB optical device driver in the PS3 firmware.

    Besides PS3 is region-locked device despite of its ability to play PS3 games from other regions since PS1/PS2/DVD/BD region restrictions are still here and it would be it would be unbelievable to imagine a PS3 allowing to change BD drive region five times like PC software does.

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    I'm 100% sure it will not work. There is no support, because there would be no valid reason to have 2 BR drives at once, according to Sony

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    A very long time ago i hooked up a cd then dvd ide drives through usb enclosure... and of course nothing happened as expected.

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    Smile

    maybe if you flash your bd usb to multistandard (if a multi firmware exist) but i dont know if the console can check region.

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