Same firmware version, Swapping Harddrives

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  1. wasdw246
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    wasdw246 Newbie

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    Hey,

    Is it possible if I were to have, for example
    4.50 cfw (what I have now)
    and
    4.50 ofw
    installed on different hds, but from the same ps3

    and just swap the hard drives between each other depending on what I need?
    So i can go on sen with ofw and switch back by swapping in the hdd

    cause i don't have a flasher, I was wondering if this would work
    I'm on cfw 4.50 now and I don't want to lose this
     
  2. trumpet-205

    trumpet-205 Embrace the darkness within

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    Although I have never tried this, I'm pretty sure the answer is a no. This is because majority of firmware is on HDD. Only a small portion of it was left on the system itself.
     
  3. dragonblood9999

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    sure you can but the ps3 will make you format the hdd
     
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    trumpet-205 Embrace the darkness within

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    Which is useless to OP. OP was thinking that by swapping the drive you can alternating between OFW and CFW.
     
  5. wasdw246
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    That's is precisely my point,
    Not sure if I wasn't clear enough but if all the firmware is on the hdd,
    then the ps3 would just boot up whatever there, given it can read it and it corresponds with the correct ps3
    ofw or not ofw
    I know for a fact that the firmware version is on the flash but the firmware should be on the hdd.

    I've swapped the same firmware of the internal hdd before (ofw and cfw) more problems
    but different but same version number? I don't know
     
  6. wasdw246
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    No problems, not more problems
     
  7. trumpet-205

    trumpet-205 Embrace the darkness within

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    Like I said PS3 only split its firmware into two parts. The essential one is on system flash while the rest is on HDD.

    You can try swapping it but I'm pretty sure PS3 will ask you to format the drive along with providing the update file.