2012-12-28: 3k3y status update!
There has been some slight delays due to the holiday season, but the final hardware has now been tested, and samples will be sent to beta testers in the next few days. We anticipate that the product will start shipping in idle of January.
2012-11-26: 3k3y status update!
- Final hardware verification will start this week. All parts have been tested on development boards so no surprises are anticipated.
- While built-in disk ripping does work, it is too slow to be practical and will not be present. There is another way which is much faster and can most likely be delivered in a future software update, but we will not have time to verify this before launch. So we decided to remove built-in disk ripping from the feature list and put it on the WIP list.
- We have designed and completed software and a add-on board for connecting a PS3 drive to a PC via USB in order to dump games. This add-on board will be a part of the 3k3y kit.
Play your PS3, PS2* and PSX games from any USB media!
No custom firmware required for operation** - you can update to the latest official firmware for PSN access
User friendly intuitive interface
Hardware and software for high-speed game ripping to PC
no soldering required
Compatible with both Fat and Slim models
Supports most file systems, including NTFS, EXT2/3/4, and Mac OS X Extended
High speed USB2 interface
Powerful embedded Linux system running from Micro SD card (included)
Linux firmware fully updatable from USB media
FPGA fully updatable from USB media via built-in, in-system JTAG programming
Recovery mode - it is always possible to recover from a bad flash Update your PS3 as normal, no CFW or game patching required
Pass-through mode. (Use your PS3 in "normal mode")
Work In Progress
Built-in game ripping
* Requires compatible console
** Currently firmware 3.55 is required for exctracting the drive key. Once the key has been extracted the PS3 can be updated to any official or custom firmware. We are working on hardware methods for extracting keys from PS3's already on 4.x firmware. <----------- THIS IS WHAT I'M HOPING FOR! I will not hold my breath but there is no harm in hoping. So what do you guys think of this?
Software released to get your key for the bd drive via 3k3y official website for cfw users