Since the drive was formatted I'd keep the gzip files, ship the beast off to Sony and when it comes back hook it up and use Linux to see the drive (Windows doesn't without a lot of help) and put your gzip files into the directory you find said files.
Hey guys first post and it'd be awesome if I got some help. I'll try explaining in steps what the problem is.
-Playstation 3 got the yellow light of death(seems to be an overheating issues)
-I called Sony and they would send me a box but I need to get all my save files off my hard drive as I have some games with upto 80 hours on there. (Yes I know I'm an idiot for not backing up recently I already beat myself up for that)
-I bought a Usb to Ide/Sata adapter to try and get the data off
-To get the drive to recognize I had to partition and format(Really stupid of me I think)
-Nothing was on the drive when it finally did get recognized
-I used EASEUS Data Recovery Wizard Professional 4.3.6 to try and get the data off but all I got was .gzip(17.5 gigs) files.
-Also, if you're wondering why I didn't just keep the drive and send
the ps3 to sony. Sony would send me a refurb unit and with the ps3 it asks you to reformat once you put a drive into the console that it wasn't originally on(same problem if I just took the hdd and put it into a friends ps3 to get data off)
Is there anything at all I can do to try and get my files off that hard drive?
Thank you so much for your help =(