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seagate 1tb external hard drive

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does anyone know if this is compatible with ps3's it's £59.99 at argos cheers
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Re: seagate 1tb external hard drive

As long as its formatted to FAT32, then yes. If it isn't FAT32 already, you can just format it yourself :smileyhappy:

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Re: seagate 1tb external hard drive

how do i do that please im not very good with computers or is it just easier buying one already formatted if they sell them
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Im not sure if it will come formatted as FAT32. They usually don't say, but it will either be FAT32 or NTFS.

 

If you buy it, connect it to the PS3. If it is detected, you're good to go. If not, you will need to attach it to a PC. 

 

I have a youtube video you might find helpful. A link to the software needed to format the drive is provided in the video description.

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Edit. ah, nvm. You said external. I ought to read a bit more careful :smileyvery-happy:

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Re: seagate 1tb external hard drive

thanks everyone and to afccarl1994 for showing me how to format it i will be buying it tomorrow or monday is 59.99 a good price for a 1tb
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Re: seagate 1tb external hard drive

When shopping you will find some drives formatted for Windows and some for Apple/Not Windows.

 

That means Windows formatted is NTFS, other will be FAT32.

 

Note FAT32 only supports disk files up to about 3.3GB (I can't remember actual size).  Windows can happily read FAT32 and NTFS, but you can't copy large files (> 3.3GB) from your Windows PC to the external FAT32 drive.

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Re: seagate 1tb external hard drive


vecci16v wrote:
thanks everyone and to afccarl1994 for showing me how to format it i will be buying it tomorrow or monday is 59.99 a good price for a 1tb


It is at the moment as HDD prices are sky rocketing after the floods in Thailand

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@jamie The file size limit is 4GB. PS3 NEEDS it to be FAT32, so its disadvantages compared to other FS is irrelevent.

 

I would by it as quick as you can at that price, as posted above prices have been going up a lot lately. 

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Re: seagate 1tb external hard drive

bought a western digital 1.5tb external hard drive from pc world/currys im fetching it in an hour
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