And... it doesn't look too good.
PSXtools.de has posted a review of E3's ODE Pro for the PlayStation 3, and it seems that it falls short on compatibility, support and build quality.
PSXtools.de has published the first comprehensive review of the E3 Pro ODE for the PlayStation 3, and... it doesn't look too "hot".
The site says the device falls short on game ISO compatibility and build quality. Apparently, the USB adapter is too shaky and needs to be soldered in order to improve the power connection to your HDD, and it uses up one of your PS3 front USB ports. Also, you'll need to remove and replace surface mount components from the main board and replace with others for firmware updates. Plus, right now the device does NOT support NTFS and requires non-split type ISO's to function. On the bright side, the device is cheap, so you could get what you pay for.
Here's a rough translation of the site's PROs and CONs and it does not paint a pretty picture of the device for prospective buyers and whilst granted, the device is cheap, you may want to consider that you get what you pay for:
Some pics from the original review:
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So, there you have it, the site had expected a cheaper device but with at least basic functionality and decent quality, but after reading this review it seems users may want to consider another ODE if this is what continues to be delivered by the E3 Team.
But, of course that it's up to you if you decide to get it and give it a try.
You can check out the full review (in German) on the link below!
NEWS SOURCE: Thread #59938 (via) PSXTools
Our thanks to 'Gauss' for this news item!