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

Nov 20, 2013
Make the folder PS3 then add those 4 folder that should work and it works for me and anyone
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Re: How to use a USB external Hard Drive on your PS3

Nov 30, 2013

it wont format the all of the HD i can only change half??

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

Nov 30, 2013
if you know the USB port is't in ....their should only be one USB with a HD in it use swissknife chose the usb port on the lower left that has something in it and create
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Re: How to use a USB external Hard Drive on your PS3

Dec 30, 2013

hello

 

so i have been doing the steps and its still not working

but i guess i am now wondering is it possible to i guess run a game off the external hard drive?

i have a 12gb ps3 and put in gta5 but now have no room for anything else and im not sure what else to do

i have tryed a 16 gb flash drive but it wouldnt work either please help

thank you

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

Jan 5, 2014

B-lindy wrote:

hello

 

so i have been doing the steps and its still not working

but i guess i am now wondering is it possible to i guess run a game off the external hard drive?

i have a 12gb ps3 and put in gta5 but now have no room for anything else and im not sure what else to do

i have tryed a 16 gb flash drive but it wouldnt work either please help

thank you


What exactly isn't working?  You cannot run games off an external HDD, so if that's all you're experiencing, it's completely normal.  You need a larger internal HDD (which I would highly recommend) if you want more games installed.

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

Jan 8, 2014
  • I have recently bought a 160 GB PS3. I have Windows 8 on my laptop. Will I still need to do all these steps to format my external hard drive? And, can I go back and forth with my hard drive from my PS3 to my laptop?
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Re: How to use a USB external Hard Drive on your PS3

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  • I have recently bought a 160 GB PS3. I have Windows 8 on my laptop. Will I still need to do all these steps to format my external hard drive? And, can I go back and forth with my hard drive from my PS3 to my laptop?

An external HDD uses the same format (FAT32) for any model of PS3.  You will have to format it if you haven't already.  You can use it on PS3 and PC.

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Jan 11, 2014

Seagate has a program called Disk Wizard that will allow you to partition the whole hard drive instead of 32gig.

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Jan 19, 2014

I've tried to format my external hard drive to FAT32 but the only option I have is exFAT. I'm running windows 8on my computer.

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