- Following up on his previous
revision and the utility
comes PS3 HDD Reader for Windows from 3141card
which can now read and copy from both fat and slim PS3 HDD variations.
To quote: Ok, with much help from mind
i get it work. A BIG THX to mind for help me debug the prog. The app can now read, and copy from, fat and slim hdd's.
Some words to safety. The app has only read access, self the incredible bug of all bugs, can not lead to a write access. The app can not destroy your ps3-hdd.
Windows knows not about a PS3-hdd, its a unknown format for Windows. That means, if you not initialize the PS3-hdd, AND DO IT NEVER, the ps3-hdd is not existing for windows, no random read or write processes to a device which not exists for the OS.
1) The App will NOT destroy your PS3′s HDD.
2) Now you can COPY from PS3 Fats too.
3) Avast warning about detected "Win32:Evo-Gen [Susp]". False Positive? = It's not infected.
Some information about corrupted ps3 hdd's:
This Tool was writen to work with a intact ps3 hdd, without filesystem errors! My test hdd, a slim hdd, is intact and work perfect.
Some people try out hdd's from ps3's with corrupted ps3 hdd's. For example, you play a game, after the game you are back in XMB and the ps3 say something like "error occurred, must format... ". In this case are some files not correct written, maybe a save or trophy file from the just played game.
This files are simple bad, and not the ps3 or linux or my tool can repair this files magical! The ps3 and even linux mount the ufs2 volume (dev_hdd0 aka gameOS) aktiv. The ps3 will say furthermore "error occurred, must format... ", linux will simply freeze it it come to the corrupted parts.
The ps3 hdd reader mount no aktive volume. He read passive! So he simply not copy the corrupted files. If errors like "error: can't open file ..." occur, than is this not a prob in the app! So be happy that you can recover anything, than otherwise you have nothing.