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

Mar 24, 2013

PHOTO VIDEO GAME MUSIC not photo video game music.

get it?

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

Apr 10, 2013

i am trying to download the map packs for call of duty black ops 2 on the playstaion slim (12gb) and when i try to download it, it says i don't have enough space but ive got a 500gb external hard drive connected to my ps3. is there anyway i can put the download on to my hard drive so it can download?? really need your help? ps ive done everthing such as turn it to FAT32 and make folders.

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Apr 14, 2013

OSX Lion doesn't give you the FAT32 option anymore, but it will give you Ex-FAT.  This works.

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

May 9, 2013

SOLVED

my WD 1TB portable HDD was not recognised by my PS3 superslim.

I use Ubuntu on my PC so i plugged my HHD into the USB port and opened the disk utility app.

I then unmounted drive so i could format it

Then unpartitioned the whole drive

Then format the whole drive to FAT.

Put it in the left hand USB port on the PS3 and BAM!!!!! There it is as a media source.

 

For anyone who's PS3 is not recognizing the HDD, you have not successfully format it and removed all partitions

 

Hope this helps

 

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May 23, 2013

i have tried to set this ex hdd many different ways to no luck is there something im not doin right or does this not really work

 
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May 23, 2013

i have tried to set this ex hdd many different ways to no luck is there something im not doin right or does this not really work

 
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Jun 13, 2013

I have formated my 3tb hard drive to FAT32 and the hard drive now showes up on my PS3. I have also created all the 4 folders with only capital letters. the files show up but when i go in to f.eks the VIDEO file it only sais "There are no titles". i have tryed to use the green triangle, but that dosent help. and i know thers nothing wrong with the movie files i have there, cause they worked on my friends hard drive when he connected it to my PS3. annyone who can help me please? Smiley Happy

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Jun 24, 2013
so can i put games that i buy from the playstation network onto my hard drive and play it on my ps3?
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Jun 24, 2013

superlo123 wrote:
so can i put games that i buy from the playstation network onto my hard drive and play it on my ps3?

Not an external. The games on your internal hard drive will be playable. An external is for back ups. You won't be able to hook up the external and play the games from there. You'd have to transfer them onto the internal.

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

Jun 24, 2013

To new people:

 

USB hard drives *Do Not* work unless its one of the external powered types. Types that rely on the USB to power, will not function. 

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