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

Jun 9, 2012

The PS3 will format internal drives using its own format. Formatting in Windows first is redundant, because the PS3 doesn't use FAT32 internally.

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

Jul 5, 2012

Look i know i am a noob! so what i need help i have an external drive will alot of personal stuff i am trying to get it on my ps3. How can i do this without have to format my external hard drive, and i dont have enternet at my house to use on my ps3 please help

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

Aug 20, 2012

how can you get this to read save game data and upload well playing?

 

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

Aug 22, 2012

Hello!

Thank you so much for this post, it worked almost perferctly for me!  I say almost because I have a 1.5 Tb external harddrive, however Swisknife is only letting me create the fat32 drive up to 400gb, so I am losing a Terabyte of space!  Any idea why that would be? 

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

Oct 6, 2012

anyone else realize that 15 megabytes per sec is not enough to run a ps3 game it is too much of a bottleneck movies pics and music would work fine though usb2.0 is just not fast enough to stream the game data on demand like that and the ps3 doesnt have a very large cache so there is no way around it

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

Oct 6, 2012
still dont know why they make usb2.0 sata drives the sata interface is limited by the usb2.0 architecture usb 3.0 however if only the ps3 supported it
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Re: How to use a USB external Hard Drive on your PS3

Nov 15, 2012

I had to delete the volume and it deleted the partition like you said to do. then used swiss knife to format it again. now it isn't showing in in the computer section. also i don't know how to just make a small portion fat32 and the rest normal. some instructions please.

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

Dec 21, 2012

Hi

Without trying to sound too stupid I have followed this good advice and got my OCZ 60GB to work as an external drive, I have split it into 2 FAT32 partitions and used folders MUSIC, PICTURE and VIDEO, it now recognises the first partition but how does it recognise the second one, when the first one is full ?

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

Dec 23, 2012

i am after buying the 12gb Super slim ps3 and i am wondering will this work to save my game data onto an external 

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

Jan 2, 2013

So i delieted the NTSF file and installed swiss knife but it wont run on windows vista.. what should i do now?

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