*help* getting my PC to reconize my PS3 hard drive via USB

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  1. Fareo

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    so my PS3 had a overheating/fan failure and now it wont boot up ..

    more on that here, if your the type that needs a back story http://forums.offtopic.com/showthread.php?t=3856605

    i tried putting my hard drive into my buddys PS3 to back up my data but sony was smarter then that...

    so i bought this http://www.apricorn.com/product_detail.php?type=family&id=39

    and now im trying access my hard drive via usb on my PC in hopes of recovering my save files, it doesnt sound like that big of a deal untill understand that (like an idoit) i uploaded all my PS1 and PS2 save files onto my ps3s hard drive and sold my PS2 to a friend that couldnt afford one (thats what i get for being mr. charity :o) so im gonna lose about 15 years worth of save files including my orginal Final Fantasy 7 saves with the clock maxed out :wtc:...

    so my pc wont reconize the drive, i can find it with the program that came with the unit but it wants me to partition it which would wipe it :eek3: .. so is there a way to get my pc to see it as just a mass storage device so i can copy the nessisary files off of it?

    im really kinda freaking out about losing all that info any help at all would be much appreciated, thanks in advance :hs:
     
  2. crontab

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    the file system on that ps3 is most likely NOT fat or ntfs so windows won't be able to see it.

    from reading quickly online it looks to be a proprietary linux/bsd based file system.

    boot from a knoppix live cd to see if it can see it. not sure what else to try.

    can you hook up two external drives to the ps3? one is your ps3 disk, the other is a blank fat32 disk. can copy from one external to the other?

    some partially related info here http://www.gamespot.com/features/6176090/index.html
     
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    Will the PS3 boot up at all, you could always stick the PS3 in the freezer and transfer the data to a USB HDD that is formatted to FAT32
     
  4. Fareo

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    well my ps3 wont turn on but i forgot it was lynix based and i also for got my buddy has a ps3 runing lyinx! i think im gonna go try pluging it into his ps3 while runing lynix and see if that works.

    thanks for the help so far ill let you know how it goes :x:
     
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