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Apr 03 2013
By: drkernel0o1 First Son 5 posts
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FAT32 to NTFS Reverse

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Good morning,

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.

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Re: FAT32 to NTFS Reverse

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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.

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Apr 3, 2013
I tried that but I still get errors. It is telling me "cannot format drive"
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?
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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.

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I tried that last night, I downloaded the utility from hitachigst and the utility freezes and exits ...
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If you see it there, you should be able to initialize it/create a partition, mount it, then format it.

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here op

http://www.partition-tool.com/personal.htm

best software you gonna get for free, it will take any size and make it whatever you want
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I have come to the conclusion that my drive is faulty. I tried all tools recommended and still getting I/O errors or can not format error.
Thanks for all suggestions, really appreciate it.
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