View Full Version : [Help] Playstation 3 Hard drive recovery

27-07-2010, 06:48 PM
Alright, put hard drive into computer from PS3.

The MBR allocation window popped up and I accepted it.

The drive is now empty and I can't find a program to use to recover the person's data.

Does anyone have any ideas?

I am in need of desperate help.

*I was attempting to make a drive image, rather then using the FAT32 way through the PS3, as 32GB is far too small for the data*

27-07-2010, 07:16 PM


27-07-2010, 10:04 PM
Right, well.

I thought that might be the trick, this is what I found.

No, this is how it works.

ALL data on your PS3 HDD is encrypted by Sony's proprietary system. If you did not use the backup function ALL data on the drive is lost.

The playstation will not read it, and no other device can read it. Thus the data is gone.

No way around this.

Simple answer, all data (movies, pictures, games, whatever) is gone. ALL DATA means ALL DATA not some of it, or the things you don't carea bout, ALL OF IT is gone.

Sorry bud.

Backing up is very important to anyone that uses a computer or in this case a ps3. Luckily harddrives are far cheaper now days so buying a drive solely to backup to easy cheap and easy.