Originally Posted by Cheesethief
The PS3 HDD is encrypted. The only way to get rid of that encryption is to run OtherOS++ and run some files. Whether you will be able to read it on a PC, I do not know, but you would be able to stick it into any PS3 without the need of formatting it.
From it though, you would not be able to find anything useful.
You could still host hack lobbies and stuff for cod or host hacks for bf3. You could also possibly place games in the XMB, but possibly wont work.