Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 24th Mar 2011 22:30 UTC
Legal Yesterday, we linked to a story about the most recent allegations Sony made against George 'GeoHot' Hotz in their ongoing court case. Supposedly, Hotz has sabotaged the hardware he had to hand over, and he had fled the country to further stifle the court case, among other things. Hotz' lawyer, as well as Hotz himself, have responded to these allegations. The gist? They're all nonsense.
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RE[2]: Comment by thebluesgnr
by looncraz on Sat 26th Mar 2011 06:50 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by thebluesgnr"
looncraz
Member since:
2005-07-24

I believe the device in question is not the hard drive boards, but external encryption devices.

Something akin to the following:

http://www.cooldrives.com/encryption-pci-adapter-x-wall-chip.html

(linked merely because it was the first result - I'm lazy... ).

From all the comments, this appears to be the case.

The e-mail from the neutral seems to indicate that they are able to access the data, but it is encrypted and they need a compatible controller card to decrypt the data.

Which is exactly what I would do if they wanted my hard drives ;-) ( though, they would have a much harder time imaging my hard drive collection... I have 8 or more, I dunno, and a drawer FULL of others.... maybe 30-40 drives... all with data... ).

I rotate :-)

--The loon

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RE[3]: Comment by thebluesgnr
by jtfolden on Sat 26th Mar 2011 09:00 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by thebluesgnr"
jtfolden Member since:
2005-08-12

I believe the device in question is not the hard drive boards, but external encryption devices.


No. If you read the actual email exchange here you will see they are indeed referring to the boards on the drives themselves:
http://www.groklaw.net/pdf2/SonyvHotz-104-19.pdf

A quote: "Your client has not provided a “hard drive” but rather parts of the hard drive. A “hard drive” must contain all the parts that make it a working device which include the enclosure, platters, heads and attached controller card. This controller card is installed at the factory and not normally removed or handled by an end user."

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RE[4]: Comment by thebluesgnr
by looncraz on Sun 27th Mar 2011 16:59 in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by thebluesgnr"
looncraz Member since:
2005-07-24

Ah.. never read that.

Thanks for the link.

Oh well, time will tell what happens...

--The loon

This part made me believe what I said:

"Mr. Hots was ordere to provide his hard drives and storage devices on which any circumvention devices were stored-- nothing more."

I read that as being he provided the drives, not the means to read them ( i.e. and attached encryption device ) - now I see that as referring to the PS3 hacking itself...

Edited 2011-03-27 17:03 UTC

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