The reason I ask this is because I was trying to backup my Playstation 3 Hard Drive by connecting it to my SATA port on my PC, and I ended up going into Disk Management and clicking 'Initialize Disk' (Bad Idea) as the PS3 will no longer recognise the hard drive and asks to format it when I put it back in the PS3.
So, I made a sector-by-sector complete backup of the hard drive to my PC, and now I plan to let the PS3 format the disk so that it can re-install the partition table / Boot record. (Im guessing it was deleted or corrupted when I clicked Initialize disk?)
But now what I want to do is copy all of the data that I backed up back onto the PS3 hard drive, but not overwrite the partition table again, as the PS3 will not recognize it.
In other words - I want to leave the partition table where it is and only copy the sectors after this.
So what I need to know is, How do I find out what sectors were changed when the Initialize Disk button was pressed?
I have already tried copying all of the sectors excluding sector 1, but the PS3 still refused it, so im guessing the patition table / boot record is stored somewhere else, but I need to know how to find it.