My PS3 does not read my WD 500 G External Disk

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  1. brunopeixe macrumors newbie

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    Hi there,

    I just can't get my PlayStation 3 to read the contents of a 500 G Western Digital External Disk.
    I formatted the drive in MS DOS (FAT) but it didn't work. The drive does not connect directly to a power source, it gets its energy from the device to which it is connected?
    Anyone has any idea of how to solve this problem?
    Thanks a lot.
     
  2. TC400 macrumors 6502a

    TC400

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    The USB ports on the PS3 may not be powerful enough to power the hard drive. It would be best to put the data on a flash drive or if you have the older fat one like me put in a SD card.
     
  3. brunopeixe thread starter macrumors newbie

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    TC400,

    Thanks a lot for your reply.
    I have already tried with a flash drive and the PS3 reads it (I have a new, slimmer PS3). I wanted it to read the hard drive, because files are getting increasingly bigger (16 G plus), but you are probably right. The PS3 ports probably don't have power enough, which is really annoying.
    Best.
     
  4. TC400 macrumors 6502a

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    Your welcome. Big flash drives are pretty cheap nowadays.

    BTW if you want to add me on PSN my gamertag is TC400
    :p
     
  5. brunopeixe thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Dear TC400,

    Can you tell me what PSN is? A way to play games with distant partners? Of course I'd be very happy to add you.
    I just bought my PS one week ago and I am new to it. A total rookie :rolleyes:
     
  6. TC400 macrumors 6502a

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    PSN = The PlayStation Network so you can connect with people all over.
     

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