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Rumor: Sony PS3 Blu-ray Drive Emulation PCB in Development 1300°
April 27, 2012 // 6:54 am - Today we received word from Dutch site OmbouWnederland.nl (ConsoleWinkel) of a rumor that a Sony PS3 Blu-ray drive emulation PCB is currently in development which will allow users to unlock their PlayStation 3 console without the use of Custom Firmware or dongles.

Reportedly they have been in contact with ChinaDistrib.com who stated a team (possibly the Wasabi or Drivekey team) is working on the PS3 Blu-ray drive emulation PCB that is slated for release...

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Sony's PS3 to Get Officially Licensed 500GB External Hard Drive 550°
February 2, 2010 // 4:16 pm - In order to accomodate the Torne digital TV recorder add-on announced for Japan, Sony's PS3 will be getting an officially licensed 500GB external hard drive next month.

PC hardware maker Buffalo announced today news of two external hard drives that have been granted official recognition from Sony, which apparently is the first time Sony has granted licensing to hard drive peripherals.

To quote: "Both drives...

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Rumor: Sony's PlayStation Portable 2 to Drop UMD Drive 200°
February 25, 2009 // 3:12 pm - In a recent Twitter post (linked above), Earthworm Jim creator Dave Perry hinted that Sony is planning to remove the UMD drive from their next PlayStation Portable console.. which he dubs simply PSP2.

To quote: "I hear Sony FINALLY has the PSP 2. And thank goodness, they've removed the stupid battery-sucking UMD disc drive.

I'm excited!"

11:04 PM Feb 23rd from Web

Only time will tell if this rumor pans out, however, it sounds feasible based on the recent...

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Tretton: Sony Considering PSP with Hard Drive 400°
July 17, 2008 // 2:39 am - According to Jack Tretton, Sony is considering a PSP with a hard drive. Tretton reportedly said that "with the recently announced ability to purchase movies on a PlayStation 3 and move them over to a PlayStation Portable, and as the cost of memory continues to drop, the chance that a new PlayStation Portable would include some sort of internal storage option is becoming increasingly likely."

To quote: Sony has thought about and continues to play around with the idea of building a PlayStation Portable with a built in hard drive or internal memory, Jack Tretton, president and...

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Sony NEC Optiarc: Sub $100 Blu-ray Combo Drives for Holidays? 50°
June 5, 2008 // 10:36 pm - The market for optical drives is really tough, as it is defined by tremendous quantities at very high cost pressure. Simple DVD drives don't cost more than a few dollars, and even a decent DVD burner can be purchased for less than $40.

At the same time, every new PC or notebook comes with at least one optical drives, so the amount of optical drives always equals the amount of systems sold plus x, where x stands for enthusiast users who want dedicated devices for reading and writing discs, or those who adopt new technology such as Blu-ray rather early.

We are talking...

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Sony considering external PS3 hard drive? 400°
May 7, 2008 // 4:50 pm - SCEE boss David Reeves has hinted that Sony may at some point consider releasing Official external PS3 HDD's.

"We launched with 60GB and to reduce the price we went to 40GB. We're not sure we want to stay with that configuration of hard drive, and I think what you're going to see in the future is maybe consumers can choose.

The PlayStation will stay the same, but consumers can choose whichever size of hard drive they want. They can now, or course, because it's not a proprietary hard drive." said Reeves.

To quote: "It might be that we will offer the...

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Sony prepares 5x boost to hard drive storage with new technology 50°
March 4, 2008 // 3:59 pm - Sony has revealed a new type of technology that will will allow it to make larger hard drives possible even with notebooks.

Instead of using a traditional magnetic read/write head, the new development utilizes a hybrid of magnetic optical technology to increase the density. Therfore, a full terabit can fit on a single square inch, which is five times the space of a traditional drive.

To quote: Sony has revealed a new technology it says will make large hard drives possible even with notebooks. Rather than use a traditional magnetic read/write head, the new development...

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Sony Drive 'It will be born soon' teaser page up.. WTH?! 50°
September 30, 2007 // 3:45 pm - Sony has put up a teaser page for Sony Drive at www.Sony.jp and are leaving it up to visitors to guess what their new product will be.

Maybe a portable PC.. anyone have any guesses?

Time will tell for sure...

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