As we reported here and here and here , DemonHades and his team had manged to get a PS3 Blu Ray drive running on a PC, they have done it again, this time with a newer model of drive, which is present on the slim PS3, they have also stated that they have found a method of extracting the firmware, here is a translated quote from the blog:
Well, I just woke up with this news, our mail Calimba has managed to connect the 304R model is one of the newest, and also ensures better to connect the ps3 slim.
The way forward has been entirely empirical, so we do not try it because it does not show any information on the Internet.
Moreover, the good news is that we know to extract and decrypt the FW.
I think that people who criticized us so much, it’s time to bend the ears, and finally admit what this team and this website are doing for the scene …
I leave the new reader catches recognized by the pc