PlayStation 3 Hard Drive Data Recovery

“My friends PS3 hard drive has failed with “yellow light of death” syndrome. Whenever I try to turn it on, the lights go from green to yellow and then finally red light comes with 5 bleeps after which it just hangs. Through some research in internet I found out that the hard drive of PS3 has failed. My friend had saved some valuable information on PS3 hard drive which he doesn’t want to lose. What can be done now? Is there any way in which files present on failed PS3 hard drive can be saved. Suggestions leading to rescue of data from PS3 HDD would be very helpful. Thanks in advance!”

PS3 stands for PlayStation 3. This play station is the sole property of Sony Computer Entertainment. Sony Computers manufacture PS3 which is a home video console having some unique properties with it. The PS3 has a 256MB of XDR DRAM as its main memory and one more 256 MB of GDDR3 video memory for Reality Synthesizer. Sony PS3 has high definition Entertainment straight out of the box and media server that provides streaming of music, videos and high definition photos quite easily.

Sometimes there can be a problem while accessing photos, videos or any other content that was saved in PS3 hard drive. You may encounter data loss or some priceless files may get deleted from PS3 hard drive. There are many other causes for losing data from PS3 HDD. Let’s get to know them briefly:

  • Unknowingly formatting PS3 HDD can cause deletion of entire data saved on it
  • PS3 hard drive may hang as a result of bad sectors on hard disk drive which leads to loss of vital data
  • PS3 hard drive may get corrupted as a result of virus or malware infection, which in-turn leads loss of data or PS3 HDD becomes inaccessible
  • Abruptly terminating system without proper procedure can cause damage to PS3 HDD

Make note of above mentioned scenarios, which brings loss of files and folders present on PS3 HDD. Well whatever may be the reason, there is no need to get upset! With the effective use of Yodot Hard Drive recovery tool; you can easily rescue data saved in PS3 by connecting the storage media to healthy computer where hard drive recovery tool has been installed.

PS3 HD data recovery tool:

Yodot Hard Drive Recovery is the best data recovery software that can be used to rescue data from PS3 hard drive irrespective of reasons for data loss or deletion. To get back data from PS3 hard drive just install the program and follow straightforward steps provided on this recovery utility. You can make use of Disk Image functionality to create disk images of hard drive when there is increased number of bad sectors; later you can extract data from disk images. Apart from recovery of data from PS3, this recovery software can effectively restore files from different hard drive as well as external hard drive brands like Toshiba, WD, Seagate, Samsung, etc. on Windows operating systems. In addition to hard disk drives, this software also recovers data from unreadable USB flash drive that is corrupted after severe virus infection, file system errors, improper usage, etc.

Follow simple instructions to rescue data from PS3 hard disk drive on Windows OS:

Note: Disconnect failed PS3 hard drive and connect it as external hard disk to the healthy Windows system where you have installed Yodot Hard Drive Recovery software.

  • Download and install Yodot Hard Drive Recovery tool in the system by logging in as local system administrator
  • As soon as the installation process gets completed, you can preview shortcut icon on desktop
  • Connect PS3 hard drive to a healthy computer where data recovery product is installed
  • Launch the program using shortcut icon and then launch software
  • From the main screen of tool, click on Partition Recovery or Formatted / Re-formatted Recovery, depending on scenario that has caused loss of data from PS3 hard drive
  • After selecting the option, application scans entire system and lists drives that are present and the external storage media that is connected to computer
  • Now, get to next window where you can select file types that have to be recovered and then proceed to next screen were scanning process takes place
  • Upon completion of scanning process, restored list of files are shown in Data View or File Type View as desired
  • At last, select destination location where you need to store rescued files

Helpful Suggestions:

  • Always maintain additional backup of important data in dependable storage media
  • Avoid using unknown third party applications for creating partitions
  • Follow proper procedure while unplugging PS3 hard drive