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

Dec 29, 2011

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

Dec 30, 2011

If I may ask, can you still return your HDD? Also, do you have a router that has USB ports?

If so, just plug your external HDD into your router and it should broadcast your files. You won't have to format your HDD to FAT32 then.

All in all, try to return your HDD. If you can't, reformat it back to NTFS. See if that works.

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Dec 30, 2011

just upgraded my ps3 internal HD, bought a harddrive docking station, now the orginal ps3 HD of course is FAT 32. any ideas why it wouldnt be reconized buy the ps3?

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

Jan 3, 2012

Great advice, but try to use a more contrasting font color. That bright orange against the white is brutal. Great post otherwise.

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

Jan 3, 2012

KIRIN2008 wrote:

just upgraded my ps3 internal HD, bought a harddrive docking station, now the orginal ps3 HD of course is FAT 32. any ideas why it wouldnt be reconized buy the ps3?

Does it show up on your PC?

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

Jan 3, 2012

How come the PS3 Can't read my MP3 player? I inserted into the USB drive slot and my MP3 Player lit up and the PS3 can reda it but when I go to it nuthin registers no tracks.

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

Jan 3, 2012

Did you look under the Music section of the PS3? If nothing displays, try pressing Triangle and choosing Display All. Then manually browse for your music.

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

Jan 3, 2012

Plug your external hard drive or flash drive into your computer.

Then go to this website (the link at the bottom)  and download the exe file.

Run the file.

Now select the external/flash drive, that you want to use in your PS3, and click "Start".

After a few seconds you'll have an external/flash drive compatible with your PS3.

http://www.ridgecrop.demon.co.uk/guiformat.htm

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

Jan 5, 2012

So this may be a newbie question, but this means I can install the game data, correct? Not just the saves?

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

Jan 5, 2012

No, the external hard drive is only for system backups, game save backups, and your personal videos, music and photos.

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