> DiamondDave wrote:
>> It's safer to do a full restore/format, but it takes a crap load of time and there's
>> still a chance someone with enough determination can get info off the hard drive.
>> Quick format's basically enough to deter all casuals from lifting personal info
>> and will largely be fine, especially if you know and trust who you're selling
>> to. If you're trading it into Gamestop they have to send it off to a center that
>> goes through and probably does another full format anyways just to reduce the
>> chance that they could be found liable for damages for not properly scrubbing
>> rich butt-hole's kids' system.
> wow, thats enough to scare me into keeping it lol. thanks for the info!!
The chance of somebody going through that much trouble to recover data from a PS3 hard drive has to be EXTREMELY minor.