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07 Nov 2011
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My new external hard drive (NTFS) won't work on my PS3

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I have 2 external hard drives and the one that is full now works, but my new work doesn't even register on my PS3. Is there a way to get it to register on the PS3. The hard drive is:

 

NTFS

Elements

602 GB

Bought in Thailand

USB

 

It works just fine on my laptop.

 

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I did some research online, if I downloaded some software that converts NTFS to FAT32, it should do the job. I know FAT32 isnt designed for hard drives larger then 8GB but I think there's a way around it.

 

* Usually there is software that allows you to format the whole external HDD into FAT32 regardless of size. If you attempt to format the NTFS drive through Windows you may find it only does this in a 32GB partition.

 

e.g. if you did this on a 500GB HDD, it would only partition 32GB of this which is all you would be allowed to use on the PS3 (wasting the additional memory).

 

If there are any specific queries on this let me know- RabidWalker

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Needs to be FAT32 to work on the PS3
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Is there a way to change that on the hard drive?

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I did some research online, if I downloaded some software that converts NTFS to FAT32, it should do the job. I know FAT32 isnt designed for hard drives larger then 8GB but I think there's a way around it.

 

* Usually there is software that allows you to format the whole external HDD into FAT32 regardless of size. If you attempt to format the NTFS drive through Windows you may find it only does this in a 32GB partition.

 

e.g. if you did this on a 500GB HDD, it would only partition 32GB of this which is all you would be allowed to use on the PS3 (wasting the additional memory).

 

If there are any specific queries on this let me know- RabidWalker

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Download this program. It formatted a 1TB external hard drive for me, no problem at all

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Thanks babe. I looked on the website, there's all kinds of links on there, what I am clicking on?

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Babe?!?!? First time I've been called that (checks below) Yep meat and two veg still there.

 

Now you have a drive letter, this is what we will pass to the formatter

 

Now download a copy of fat32format. Extract the single EXE file to somewhere suitable, like C:\.

 

Click Start->Run and enter

 

The above text is what you need to look for and the fat32format word is the link
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Cheers hun, you're a star! Don;t worry, i aint some cheesey 16 year old hehe. I just need to work out where i can move all the movies I have downloaded now, loads, so i can format the harddrive, bugger!
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That's ok. I'm way past being a cheesy 16 year old.
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