PS3 hdd fs is UFS

Here is something from lv2 dump



ufs is a fs used by bsd systems

ps3 also supports iso9660, udf, fat, netfs (?)

but it seems for now only fat can be used on usb drive.

also, filesystem of /dev/flashX is FAT


  1. October 25th, 2010 | 8:39 pm

    lol, this has been know for quite some time know mate 🙂

    From wikipedia:

    The PlayStation 3 game console uses UFS2 on HDD. The PlayStation 2 HDD used UFS as well.

  2. Giulio19k2
    October 25th, 2010 | 9:12 pm

    Thanks man. Please join the PS3 Scene!

  3. Michael
    October 25th, 2010 | 10:05 pm

    Good to know, but aren’t PS3 hard drives encrypted with a per system key?

  4. ShadeTH
    October 25th, 2010 | 10:41 pm

    Very old news, dude. Kinda common sense too.

  5. AdrianB
    October 26th, 2010 | 8:45 pm

    Did you look with fdisk or some other tool that shows more details? What partition type does it use(FreeBSD 0xa5, OpenBSD 0xa6)?

    I want to create the file system outside of the PS3. I’ve got the UFS files system covered(recompiled Ubuntu kernel with UFS rw access), but the problem is that I have no clue what partition type I should use. (I’m also too lazy to remove the hdd from the PS3 and poke it around 🙂 ).

  6. October 30th, 2010 | 10:15 pm

    yes, OSX86 scene is stopped!
    For now, we are looking for other things, you are looking ps3, and me looking for A1200 Linux, hehehe.
    Where is the OS X 10.7? =(

  7. December 5th, 2010 | 7:21 pm

    Have i trie connect to mac or linux whit 2.36.1 ( has suport to UFS )

  8. blah
    January 28th, 2011 | 12:44 am

    What does it take to read the PS3 UFS on a linux or BSD system?

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