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February 23, 2011 // 1:56 pm - Today an anonymous user has released PlayStation File System Libraries on PS3-Hacks (linked above) allowing NTFS support finally on PS3 for homebrew applications.

Download: PlayStation File System Libraries v0.1.0

To quote: "I'm out of town leaving me PS3-less, so I'm unable to test this... This being a library, PlayStation File System Libraries - libpfsm, that you can use when building your homebrew projects, i.e.) Gaia Manager.

And the Gaia Manager source is included and comes pre-modified as an example adding NTFS (libpfsm) support. You just need to build it now and I'm sure someone'll do that real soon.

What does PlayStation File System Libraries feature?

  • Support for multiple simultaneously connected devices.
  • Hot swapping of devices.
  • Support for multiple partitions (with different FS).
  • NTFS support
    o Alternate data streams
    o Sparse files
    o File compression
    o B+ trees directory
  • FAT support
    o FAT12, FAT16, FAT32
    o Long file names (VFAT)

Writing to NTFS formatted volumes is not supported and not planned. Check the README for everything else.

Thanks to... I'll never tell. The author wishes to remain anonymous. Cheers!"

I have not tested but there is a GAIA MANAGER in the archive and i'm not sure if it has this lib implement to work with NTFS as of yet??...

PlayStation File System Libraries - NTFS Support Finally on PS3!

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#43 - serra - November 19, 2014 // 5:58 pm
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good news

#42 - Sostanco - February 24, 2011 // 10:17 pm
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well let's give a try to this new stuff!


#41 - kally12 - February 24, 2011 // 9:34 pm
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12.5mm HDDs (What some 1TB HDDs are) can fit if you don't use the cradle to house the drive. For a old console, I use dental floss as a handle to pull the drive out.

#40 - br4insick - February 24, 2011 // 9:01 pm
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Quote Originally Posted by severusx View Post
What's the point though? It's not like you can plug that drive into anything other than the one PS3 it came out of. Why not just get a less expensive larger internal HD and swap it?

i read the largest 2.5 hard drive that fits is only 750gb (which is still a lot). I wouldn't mind using a computer instead of FTP also. i guess i was more thinking about external when posting my last post..

#39 - kimballwiggins - February 24, 2011 // 8:45 pm
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dave, i got my ps3 out fixed (had jumper soldered to the USB0 port) then i was able to downgrade it to 3.41 AND get it out of SERVICE MODE. so i wanted to jailbreak it so then i downloaded the Multiman 1.16.01 but it had 10 file in it i think you know what i mean! THIS is where i need your help, again!

so what i downloaded was the BASE download (the one with the 10 files!) Which file(s) do i need to install and is it the SAME install as the old PS3 MANAGER file? thanks a bunch and good gaming!!

#38 - hunterrr - February 24, 2011 // 7:07 pm
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You no what would be awesome? Disable the encryption of the HDD. This would make EXT3 or whatever FS they use so much faster

I really don't care much for NTFS i mean my internal drive is fine, just a bit slow lol.

#37 - severusx - February 24, 2011 // 6:46 pm
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What's the point though? It's not like you can plug that drive into anything other than the one PS3 it came out of. Why not just get a less expensive larger internal HD and swap it?

#36 - daveshooter - February 24, 2011 // 6:19 pm
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For above:

No USB tho.

#35 - br4insick - February 24, 2011 // 5:41 pm
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Just like the wii, i had the same thought. Maybe its harder than we think..

Can we use a SATA/eSATA cable running from a external hard drive to the internal port of the PS3?

i know it's not as nice or compatible with most externals that are USB; and that you can't take your games on the run without "muck'n" around with the internal but i would do that since i don't plan using my games on anyone else's system.

i was playing around with one of those cheap ebay sata to usb adapters and it worked.

can the same thing be done but the other way around? some kind of drive bay that fits into the PS3 but have a USB port for the use of an external USB HDD??

#34 - barrybarryk - February 24, 2011 // 3:02 pm
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because NTFS is a Microsoft proprietary format..