Formatting Hard Drive

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by ParanoidRobot18, Dec 19, 2007.

  1. ParanoidRobot18 macrumors newbie

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    Hi,

    I want to format my hard drive so I can transfer things to my PS3 easily. The PS3 only reads drives which hare FAT32 formatted. In Disc Utility the options are MS-DOS FAT. Is that the option for FAT32 that I should use?

    Many thanks!
     
  2. wightstraker macrumors regular

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    Yes.

    Now impress all of us and put OS X on your PS3. It has a PowerPC processor. ; )
     
  3. MacsRgr8 macrumors 604

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    Or get YDL on it :)
     
  4. ParanoidRobot18 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    You can only put Linux on the PS3.
     
  5. wightstraker macrumors regular

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    I know. The Fat32 drive was the give away.
     
  6. ParanoidRobot18 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Okay I formatted it as FAT32 in Disc Utility but then Time Machine switches it back to MAC OSX Extended Jounral. Is there a way to use a FAT32 drive with Time Machine? Or will I have to user another application because it's only available for Mac?

    Thanks :s
     
  7. wightstraker macrumors regular

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    OS X can only run on an HFS formatted drive (maybe ZFS too, if we're lucky), so my guess is that Time Machine couldn't run off a FAT32 drive.
     
  8. ParanoidRobot18 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I guess my only option is to use SuperDuper when it becomes compatible with Leopard, or another app then.

    Thanks for your help :)
     

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