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How do I get HDD info from a PS3 Hdd to a PC

By finne65101 ·
Well , my sons PS3 packed up and of course he did'nt back up his game data. It looks to me like Sony have a weird file structure/ OS because I can't access the drive using my USB 2.0 to SATA/IDE combo adapter. I also can not install it in another PS3 as it justs wants to format the disk. I have tried using Windows and Linux. Any HDD specialists out there able to answer the question .
Tommy

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The PS3 uses FAT32 as the File Format type

by OH Smeg In reply to How do I get HDD info fro ...

So if it's unreadable on a XP system the HDD has been corrupted or at least the Partition Table on th HDD has.

You may have some joy in rebuilding the Partition Table but again if this is IMPORTANT you should pack up the drive and send it to a specialist Data Recovery House. However if it would just be NICE to recover the data you can try one of these :-

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While the last 2 are from the same company they are very different products. Win Hex should only be considered foe use by someone who knows Hex Inside Out while Davory is a great cheap General Purpose Application.

Personally I prefer the On Track Option but it's anything but cheap. However because I use this type of software a lot it's paid for itself many times over by now, for a cheaper option Spin Rite from Gibson Research or Stella have both very good reputations by other TR members.

Col

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