App to format key drive to FAT32?

auronrenouille

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So I want to format a key drive to FAT32 so that it'll be compatible with my PS3 in order to transfer some game saves, but in disk utility, I can't find that option. Is there an app to do this? Any suggestions? My reading online tells me that the PS3 will only talk to a FAT32-formatted memory device, which is why I'm being so specific.

Thanks!
 

Dalton63841

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So I want to format a key drive to FAT32 so that it'll be compatible with my PS3 in order to transfer some game saves, but in disk utility, I can't find that option. Is there an app to do this? Any suggestions? My reading online tells me that the PS3 will only talk to a FAT32-formatted memory device, which is why I'm being so specific.

Thanks!
In Disk Utility, FAT is actually Fat32 if the flash drive is larger than 2GB.
 

auronrenouille

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Jul 23, 2011
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Ohh, that may be my problem - I was using a very old and small key drive, I will dig deeper for a new one :). Thank you :).
 

Dalton63841

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Nov 27, 2010
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Ohh, that may be my problem - I was using a very old and small key drive, I will dig deeper for a new one :). Thank you :).
Well if you aren't afraid of Terminal, you can format a smaller flash drive as fat32 with 2 small commands:

1. Use this command to find out the device node of the flash drive.
Code:
diskutil list
2. In this command, replace the "X" in /dev/diskX with the right number from the first command.
Code:
sudo diskutil eraseDisk FAT32 Flash MBRFormat /dev/diskX