My PS3 died a while ago and I would like to use the internal drive as an external. The problem that I have is that I believe the PS3 makes a FAT32 partition that WIN7 wont be able to read.
To be honest I don't remember if I use a software to make a fat32 partition or if the system created the partition automatically. In any case is there a utility I can use to reverse the FAT32 format to NTFS?
So far I have not being able to re-format the drive and it is a 500GB drive I could use.
Any help would be much appreciate it.
If you don't care about the PS3 data, you could just open the drive with a disk utility program and directly reformat it to NTFS.
The PS3 actually does not use FAT32 on its internal HDD. It uses a Sony proprietary format that your PC isn't able to read. However, the PC SHOULD still be able to physically SEE the HDD (it should show up as unallocated space). You should just be able to right click on it in Windows Explorer and choose FORMAT.
I do see as unallocated space like you said thought.
I'm not sure what the heck is wrong with this drive and it is like new! any other suggestions please?
What brand is it? You might try going to the manufacturers web site and see if there are disk utilities available for that brand of drive... I know that Seagate and WD both have disk utiliity applications.