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Hooking an external hdd to a PS3

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Has anyone tried to hook an external USB HDD to thier PS3?
are you able to watch video you have stored on said HDD?

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post #2 of 9
i tryed with 2 drffent drives but no luck
post #3 of 9
drive needs to be formated as a FAT partition, and ps3 doesn't support many video formats as of now, also did you hit triangle and show all files?
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I've only swapped with an internal HDD that had the same specs aside from the capacity. I assume you can do it as long as it's SATA. Don't quote me on it though.
    
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I have, works fine, make sure its fat32 formatted and your good to go.
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post #6 of 9
I tried to hook up one of those flash drives but didn't work... would of been useful too
post #7 of 9
What was the flash drive formatted as? NTFS or whatever? Won't work, FAT32 is what it likes. With the new firmware you can just stream anyways...
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post #8 of 9
I think with further update we will see new file formats added for use. If NTFS was added that would be pretty good.
post #9 of 9
NTFS can't be supported as the main os for sony uses something similar if not fat32 so, hooking up a ntfs external drive wouldn't work as it would have limited functionality...
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