I never owned a gaming console. I don't know much about them. In PCs, you can run whatever code or software you want on your PC. This allows you to cheat on video games, even online. Some people even use hardware based cheats on PCs, such as PCIeScreamer (to read or write computer memory) or Arduino boards (for aim smoothing, for example). But on gaming consoles, you cannot run your own code AFAIC. You cannot even install any hardware into the motherboard like in PCs. But you can install or replace HDD or SSD in gaming console. Correct me if I am wrong. 1.) SSDs or HDDs have their own firmware. Can you tamper with this firmware to access gaming console's memory? 2.) The memory chips and controller seem to be integrated into the motherboard on gaming consoles. Is it possible to tamper with the memory controller or memory chips? I guess it would be extremely difficult to remove them from the motherboard. I am just wondering if it is remotely possible. 3.) Do USB devices on gaming consoles have direct memory access?