To bypass the lame external hard drive limitations for the PS3, is there any way one could access the PS3's hard drive over the LAN?
Having a media server running on a PC works great in general for streaming media on the PS3 so I am not really looking to solve any problem but am curious.
Perhaps using a protocol like FTP or a SAMBA equivalent.
Alternative but related question: Is it possible to manually place files onto the hard drive? What I mean is that assuming I remove the hard drive and plug it into my PC, would I be able to transfer pictures or music directly onto it?