I've been doing a TON of reading on these and other forums over the last few days, trying to get a better understanding of all of the options currently available. I'm pretty experienced in jailbreaking and modding, so I shouldn't have any problems with the recommendations. Here is my current scenario:
I have two ps3s.
PS3 1 = 3.56 firmware (damn), works fine.
PS3 2 = 2.53 firmware, yeah, old old firmware. As far as I can tell, it's either never been online, or hasn't in a VERY long time. The laser does not read disks, but the hard drive and everything else work fine.
I'm thinking the PS3 1 can be used for PSN and online play. That will always be my unmodded one, since I can't really jailbreak it anyway.
The PS3 2 will be my jailbroken machine for homebrew and backups. Obviously, it will never be allowed online.
My questions are, is it a problem if it can't read disks if I use the hard drive as my backup solution? Is that possible? What recommendations do you guys have?
There seems to be so much information, and I'm brand new to PS3 modding, although I've successfully done wiis, 360s, modchip installs on PS2s, and obviously android phones. I think I can quickly learn and get the hang of it. I don't need a step by step, just a little push in the right direction on what you guys recommend. I'll look up the rest myself obviously.
On a side note, I noticed the few posts I had before seem to be gone. Something happen here? It's been a while.