PlayStation File System Libraries Released, NTFS Support for Homebrew

by Mike Bendel February 23, 2011 @ 5:35 pm

As an answer to the PS3’s FAT file system limitations on external drives, a developer simply known as “anonymous” has released a library that can add read support for NTFS-formatted volumes. Dubbed libpfsm, it supports “simultaneously connected devices” along with hot swapping capabilities and multiple partitions. The complete breakdown of features on offer is below:

* Support for multiple simultaneously connected devices.
* Hot swapping of devices.
* Support for multiple partitions (with different FS).
* NTFS support
* Alternate data streams
* Sparse files
* File compression
* B+ trees directory
* FAT support
* FAT12, FAT16, FAT32
Long file names (VFAT)

Bear in mind, while the libpfsm library by itself isn’t of much use to end-users at the moment, it means we should soon see more homebrew popping up with the ability to read NTFS volumes.

PlayStation File System Libraries – Add NTFS Support to your Homebrew! [PS3-Hacks]

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