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

Sep 21, 2013
I hope this works for me cuz I only have a stupid 40gb drive and thets eff'd up cuz I can't download gta5 and I got it dlcSmiley Sad thanks tho,u gave me hope haha
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Re: How to use a USB external Hard Drive on your PS3

Sep 21, 2013
Honestly,out of what I seen u have to got to ubreakifix,or cpr some type of place that know how to beacuse the place I went to,u could tell the didn't even try to format it into a fat32 and just tried to slap it in there,if u take it to some half assed place then they will only hold it for a day and say"we don't know why it doesn't wanna accept the harddrive"
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Re: How to use a USB external Hard Drive on your PS3

Sep 23, 2013

I did the first 5 steps of changing the drive from NTFS to FAT32, after deleting the partition. I can't find the external hard drive anywhere? Some help me out. All I want to do is watch movies on my ps3. 

 

Thanks 

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

Sep 24, 2013

if your usb external HDD is showing up on your xmenu, press triangle and select "display all" . Not not just press x to enter the hdd. hope this helps. just saw this post so i could be lateSmiley Happy

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Sep 30, 2013
My computer won't even let me change my external hard drive to FAT32? Am I doing something wrong?
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Oct 6, 2013

Will the external hard drive work for downloading and playing games from the PS3 Store?

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

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Oct 6, 2013

You can not store games on external device or play games from it. External hard drives or USB drives are only supported for music, pictures and videos(movies) by the ps3. You can also back up your saves.

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Hi Guys,

I have a 1TB Western Digital My Passport external hard drive. I have formatted it into the FAT32 format through my Mac. I formatted it into one partition of 1TB . I was wondering if any of you can clarify with the external hard drive needs to be partitioned in a certain way or whether a 1TB partition should work. My PS3 at the moment doesnt even acknowledge that the HD is even connected to it. Please help us out if you can :-) 

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

Oct 19, 2013

Hi folks,

 

Why won't this process allow backing up the digital games?

 

Cause have been wanting to swap to a new bigger Hdd for a couple of years now. Mine is a 160 GB and only have about less than 10GB of space left. Have tried deleting movies and music etc. to make room for another game that came out.

 

But on the upside am I able to redownload the games from the PSN through my account onto the backed up 1TB Hdd? Like does it work that way? Also does it backup the apps?

 

Just getting more technical about this. For more answers. Before going ahead and making a new Hdd for it. Otherwise I'd just buy a PS4 and use this account.

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

Oct 19, 2013

DirtySanchez3D wrote:

Hi folks,

 

Why won't this process allow backing up the digital games?

 

But on the upside am I able to redownload the games from the PSN through my account onto the backed up 1TB Hdd? Like does it work that way? Also does it backup the apps?


You can't back up games, but you can always re-download the games after you replace the hard drive. it's a form of copy protection. Apps, though, I think you can back up, but I am not sure.

Grindhead_Jim

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