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Big Daddy
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Re: How to use a USB external Hard Drive on your PS3

Apr 6, 2009

EndingChance wrote:

when i plug it into the ps3 it doesnt even detect anything there....is this because its still NTFS and not FAT32? like it doesnt even see that i pluged anything into the usb port..

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Yeah, if the drive isn't FAT32, it won't even show up. 
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Re: How to use a USB external Hard Drive on your PS3

Apr 6, 2009
awesome......u guys are amazing..thanks so much
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Re: How to use a USB external Hard Drive on your PS3

Apr 6, 2009

EndingChance wrote:

sweet thanks....now i got another question......theres no way to change it to a FAT32 without taking everything off huh. i already have mine full of stuff.

 

and also this might not even be my problem.........when i plug it into the ps3 it doesnt even detect anything there....is this because its still NTFS and not FAT32? like it doesnt even see that i pluged anything into the usb port..


If you wanna convert the drive to fat32 you'll have to backup your info to another drive first internal or another external, and Solar already answered your other question

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Re: How to use a USB external Hard Drive on your PS3

Apr 6, 2009
yeah thats what i figured...im already puting all my stuff onto a few other drives in order to make the new partition....lame.
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Re: How to use a USB external Hard Drive on your PS3

May 3, 2009
I have an Eagle Consus external sata usb drive (ET-CSMESU2-BK) with a seperate power cord and a Seagate barracuda sata harddrive SN:9Vsomjj7  that I have been trying to use with my ps3 with system software version 2.50 and I cant even see the drive at all. Were is that list of non-compatable drives? Maybe mine is on there also. This harddrive also has many large NTFS partitions on it to.
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First Son
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Re: How to use a USB external Hard Drive on your PS3

Jun 28, 2009
Does anyone have an external harddrive with both a NTFS partition and FAT32 partition?  I was wondering if PS3 will automatically recognize the content on the fat32 partition even if NTFS is the primary partition.  Formatting the entire drive as FAT32 would limit the file size I can store.
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Re: How to use a USB external Hard Drive on your PS3

Jun 28, 2009
Hi,my partition is half nstf and half fat 32,its a 500gb seagate,on computer it shows both drives,on ps3 just fat32
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Re: How to use a USB external Hard Drive on your PS3

Jun 28, 2009
^^^ Thanks!
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Re: How to use a USB external Hard Drive on your PS3

Sep 5, 2009

I have plenty of external HDD's lying around, but I've never connected one to my PS3.  The reason is that since it must be FAT32, I can't have file sizes greater than 4GB.  The only reason I'd want to even connect an external HDD is to play the 5 GB+ files that are mkv files that I used mkv2vob to convert to a PS3-playable file.

 

Is there any way around this file size limit?

 

Meanwhile, I just stream the videos from my desktop, but occasionally the video freezes---I assume a result of the bandwidth limitations of my wireless router.  It would really be nice to just be able to plug an EHD into my PS3 and watch directly from the drive.

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First Son
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Re: How to use a USB external Hard Drive on your PS3

Feb 17, 2010

Hi, i have windows 7 will swiss work on this?

 

also i have gone into computer management an right click to del partition but there is no button that says this, is del volume the same thing?

 

Thanks.

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