External HD Question

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by MacJohnson, Oct 7, 2009.

  1. MacJohnson macrumors regular

    MacJohnson

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    How can I reformat my HD to Fat32 or whatever so that my PS3 will notice it but not loose my data on it. As the data on it is what I want to put on my ps3 Thanks
     
  2. yayitsezekiel macrumors 6502a

    yayitsezekiel

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    you would have to move everything off of the drive, reformat it, then put everything back on. But with FAT32, you can only move things in 6gb increments. If i were you, i'd go with something else other than FAT32 like NTFS or something like that because FAT32 is out of date.
     
  3. MacJohnson thread starter macrumors regular

    MacJohnson

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    how to you format it to that. the only options i see are mac os extended(journeled and case sensitive) ms dos....I need my PS3 to recognize it
     
  4. Eddyisgreat macrumors 601

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    Fat32 will probably be the most robust format for OS X <-> PS3 interaction.

    OP, format listed as MS-DOS is FAT32. PS3 doesn't support NTFS last I checked.
     

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