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I just bought a 1TB portable external HDD so store movies and music on for my PS3. I formatted the drive to FAT32 using 3rd party software (not Win7), dumpped all my movies/music on it and tried hooking it up to the PS3 and got nothing. System doesn't even recognize that something is plugged in. Thought it might be a power issue, so I bought a powered USB hub and ran the HDD through that to the PS3 and still nothing. Does anyone have any ideas? I've tried two different HDDs (a WD and a Seagate) and neither are registering. Any help you all can give would be awesome!!!
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post #2 of 14
I have 1TB Seagate that I put into a docking station and plug into my laptop and put movies onto. It's a NTFS formatted HDD. I plug it in via USB to my PS3 and everything is recognized. Try reformatting into a NTFS drive and give it a shot.
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The PS3 uses a specific folder structure. See step 4 here.
Edited by PiERiT - 7/31/11 at 7:13pm
    
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Ps3 doesn't accept NTFS - only fat32. Is it a Western Digital? I believe the problem is the hd installs software on a PC to run it. There might be a update for the hdd to stop it
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OK, actually, I got it working and here's how...

I partitioned the drive into 3 ~330GB partitions, all formatted FAT32. I put a differnt video file on each and hooked it up to the PS3. The third on the drive was recognized (I have no idea why), so I deleted the other two partitions and expanded the one that was recognized, now everything seems to be working just fine. Like I said, I have no idea, but it worked. Thanks for all the suggestions.
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if u running OFW not CFW like me tongue.gif ps3 have some problems with 1tb+ external HDD so yeah but in CFW thats fixed btw the inner HDD max is 500
so dont blv who tells u its more cuz ur ps3 will be sooooooooooooooo slow in loading every thing hope i helped tongue.gif
     
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post #7 of 14
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Originally Posted by awsan;14669552 
if u running OFW not CFW like me tongue.gif ps3 have some problems with 1tb+ external HDD so yeah but in CFW thats fixed btw the inner HDD max is 500
so dont blv who tells u its more cuz ur ps3 will be sooooooooooooooo slow in loading every thing hope i helped tongue.gif

English, please, I have no idea what that says...headscratch.gif

And, BTW: I resolved this 3 weeks ago, read the post one above yours.
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The PS3 only recognises FAT32 for internal HDDs.

I just bought a Iomega 500GB and it has always worked, never had a problem.
 
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Hukkel;14682253 
The PS3 only recognises FAT32 for internal HDDs.

I just bought a Iomega 500GB and it has always worked, never had a problem.

Don't you mean external?

PS3's internal HDD uses a different, proprietary file system; a variant of UFS2 I think.
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Originally Posted by WonderMutt;14669915 
English, please, I have no idea what that says...headscratch.gif

And, BTW: I resolved this 3 weeks ago, read the post one above yours.

He's saying that the PS3, when using a Official Firmware (OFW), have problems with external HDs over 1TB; and that this has been fixed on Custom Firmwares (CFW), which are hacked firmwares, used to run homebrew apps and ripped games.

He also says that the maximum size for an internal HDD on the PS3 is 500GB, and if you go above that, your PS3 will be very slow when accessing the HD.
Edited by girugamesh - 8/25/11 at 6:06pm
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Yep you're right my bad doh.gif

Can they change such stuff with firmware updates?

The max of 4GB per file is old man.
 
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