External Hard Drive + PS3

Discussion in 'Games' started by P-S-3, Nov 30, 2006.

  1. P-S-3
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    macrumors member

    Aug 28, 2006
    Has anyone done it? I had a 250gb Seagate external attached to my mac formatted to Mac. I went to Disk Utility and formatted it to DOS (FAT32) and then tried hooking it up via USB to the PS3. It doesn't recognize. People have been succesful with this, and I don't know why Its not working.
  2. nitynate
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    macrumors 6502a

    Jan 22, 2006
    Clearwater, FL
    Sounds cool, does Sony advertise this as a capability?
  3. P-S-3
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    thread starter macrumors member

    Aug 28, 2006
    Yea...i don't get why when i formatted my iPod to FAT32, it works on the PS3...but the FAT32 HD doesn't. I formatted to MS-DOS in disk utility...anyone?
  4. gkarris
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    macrumors 604


    Dec 31, 2004
    "No escape from Reality..."

    I don't have a PS3 but in my Tech dealings over the years, maybe you can:

    1. Try NTFS instead. The iPod is only at most 80Gig? But a larger drive the PS3 might need it to be NTFS.

    2. Try formatting the drive on the PS3 directly.

    Good luck!!!

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