Letter to Sony
I'm going to be brief. I was installing a pkg today when the power went out at the house. That gave me corrupted data. Deleting did absolutely nothing. Restoring file system caused my PS3 to not boot. Rebuilding database caused my PS3 to not do anything except demand a hard drive format. System update did nothing.
Your POS self diagnostic tools just wiped out 1 TERABYTE of data that I spent months adding to my system and customizing it to how I like it. All of my save games wiped out in an instant. Now I have to start from effing scratch, because you think we're too retarded to run our own diagnostics like chkdisk, scandisk, defrag, etc, etc. I could have fixed it in less than 10 minutes counting the time it would have taken me to unscrew the damn hard drive, insert it in my usb enclosure and hook it up to my PC. But NOOOOO, that would have been too damn easy. In a step to protect what rightfully belongs to the consumer, you have crippled our ability for basic maintenance.
You have absolutely no right to place faulty security measures on your customer's data with your less than stellar hard drive encryption scheme. I promise you that you have just lost a lifelong customer
But seriously, it's a sad day at my house
Too bad some dev has not tried to make a tool for fixing such problems yet
Sorry about your lose but that would be a fine tool for people that experience your problem
I agree what WTF was they thinking to have it like that but probably thinking now you have to buy something to make $ knowing S
no proper tools so they can fix it for you or replace will make you spend $
One thing I have noticed since PS3 came out is S is about $ always now :mad:
a stroke of bad luck they say it come in 3's matey i had the same problem about 2months ago i got seriously pissed off at the fact i had to format my ps3 just to get it working again an as u i lost everything the games didnt bother me it was the saves and things i had set up the time and effort i put into it an 2months on i still aint got it set the way i had it back then. A good idea from RandQalan i mean i aint got a clue where to start with sumat like that but sumat i would support in any way possible.
yeah, I couldn't care less about the games. I can find them again easily enough, but the save files and I just earned a platinum trophy on a 30+ hour game and hadn't synced it yet. That's what's really pissing me off. I'm in a very foul mood after this shit. Treating us like incompetent gimps
Yeah Sony is not one of my favorite companies.....
The same thing has happened twice to me over the last 6 months and now every time a game black screens or triple beeps I shit myself(n change my undies after the xmb loads ok). I've got a 1Tb int as well that's nearly full and I Looooooooove how it's set up but if the hdd gets corrupt it would take days to set it up properly again.
I'm kind of expecting it to F up soon, it froze a couple of times lately and 80% of the time if I remove or insert a usb stick/drive it shuts down with a flashing red light. I don't think it's a power problem since it even happens with just the True Blue and a 4gb usb stick plugged in. Wish me luck!!!
Plus they have the PS3 encrypt the Hard Drive so you can't even use it in another PS3. I have a 750GB in my CFW PS3 and a 500GB in my 4.11 PS3. Plus there is no native way to use a USB Flash drive to load the save directly from the game. You have to copy everything manually if you can copy it at all. Plus they do not separate saves from different users on the USB Flash drive. They all get lumped together.
I fear loosing my data too as my OFW 4.11 PS3 that I use to play my newer games is an original launch 60GB model that could fail any day due to its age.
just synced my trophies to recover what I had. 14% on that platinum trophy I just earned. Kiss my ass Sony. My next console will be Microsoft
Also if you want Trophies to auto-sync, you have to have PSN+ whereas Microsoft does auto-sync for free to any member who has Xbox LIVE.
only problem there mate is its not really free is it coz you have to pay for xbox live so you could say its just part of the package lol i dont really bother with trophy's i just lay the game an get what i get but i can see why some people do i seem to play alot more on the kids wii at the moment graphics aint the best but some games get u active and when my girls start and make me play just dance gets very tiring or is that just me getting old and out of shape lol
Originally Posted by ccfman2004