The purpose of this webpage is to provide information (a majority are secret or are hard to find) on the PS3.If you think you know all there is to know about the PS3, read the following and you might learn a thing or two that you didn't know before.The extracted first key is then used to decrypt the encrypted application code." The disc layered encryption is usually used to encrypt EBOOT. After decrypting this disc layer, you are still stuck with an encrypted EBOOT. NPDRM is Sony's designation for Play Station Network Platform Digital Rights Management environment, a requirement for running off of the harddrive.BIN (which is what is actually stored in the internal harddrive). Running off of other media types do not require NPDRM, that is why all PSN downloaded stuff has NPDRM.And do remember that the ads support this page so visit them if they interest you.Note that this page is part of a collection of secrets to various hardware.In the chart below, combining the yellow parts produces an actual PS3 model number.
Note that although globally some PS3 share the same model prefixes, they are actually different because of their special support for their country and SDTV region (NTSC or PAL), which the suffix code below delineates.
They are extremely rare, so for console collectors they may be considered to be more valuable.
The PS3 Slim models uses PSP model naming nomenclature, 10xx, 20xx, 30xx, so a second generation PS3 (Slim) is CECH-20xx.
Other environments do exist like SP-INT and PROD-QA for the debug mode PS3.
Sony provides final retail PS3 encryption service, and Debug PS3 units allows unencrypted running of code before that.