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First E3 ODE Pro review hits the net

Discussion in 'Official MaxConsole Reviews' started by GaryOPA, Oct 14, 2013.

By GaryOPA on Oct 14, 2013 at 4:22 PM
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    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.

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    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.

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    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:


    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!
     
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Discussion in 'Official MaxConsole Reviews' started by GaryOPA, Oct 14, 2013.

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      my friend have slim with cobra, i have superslim with E3 v 1.2, i think E3 is the best.
      cobra must restart ps3 with "ylod sound" everytime switch game is a deal breaker to me.
      E3 support split iso, NTFS, and their iso converter program is easy to use, and fast
       
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      thanks for review it.

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      I think the cable was too short to put it to the left horizontal then goes to below vertical,
      so PSXTools.de must put the cable a cross the fans.

      will be the cross cable burn by the heat from the fan ??
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      The USB Adapter is supposed to be loose

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      why E3 did not thinking this design for E3 USB adaptor ?

      using port usb male that is not connect to anything, it will not loose.
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      E3 does not support NTFS, their hardware is shoddy, at best and is an inferior and failed attempt at cloning Cobra. E3 even stole the user manual and then made it extremely confusing, adding their extremely bad broken english to it.

      Anyone saying the e3 is a "superior" product has been sniffing glue. It is truly a shame as I found E3 the only ones pricing their product in an acceptable price range, but they clearly have no idea what they are doing in this department.
       
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      made in china
       
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      LOL, they are all made in China....
       
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      what's the deal with ejecting the drive? if you got a super slim you'll have no choice but to manually eject it since that's the way super slim was made.
      good thing I didn't got this, I was choosing which one to get first between cobra and 3k3y but since 3k3y was cheaper, I got it first and I was thinking of also trying e3 pro, but I guess i'll try cobra next.
       
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      not true, i learned from my reseller that 3k3y is made in korea
       
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      Not saying you are wrong, but it would be weird that Korea would shut down production for a Chinese holiday........
       
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      Download genps3iso and E3 iso tool and do a hex compare of both files. The "E3 iso tool" is our own tool that they edited with a hex editor to remove mentions of COBRA and make it look like theirs.
      E3 is just scum cloners that are using our work as their own.
       
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      hi,i'm from indonesia
      sorry for my bad english.
      E3 ode pro is really piece of crap
      i've just use it for 4 days,now it didn't work anymore.
      it can't detect the usb device.
      and make my PS 3 freeze all the time so i must unplugged the power cable.
      So i suggest for all of you to choose another ODE.
       

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