PS3 filesystem reformat to accept files >4GB?

Discussion in 'Console Games' started by zen, Jul 31, 2009.

  1. zen macrumors 68000


    Jun 26, 2003
    I assume the answer to this is going to be a very simple "no" :D

    The filesize limit of 4GB is starting to annoy me on my PS3, as I use it as a media centre and have some very large HD video files. Most of these are in the 7-10 GB range, which means I need to split them, as the PS3 filesystem can't use files >4GB in size. Apparently it's a proprietary filesystem similar to FAT32, but isn't FAT32.

    I know people have some weird things like installing Linux and other OSes on a PS3, and I think there is even a menu option to back-up the PS3 OS and install something else, but can the file system be changed (and the PS3 OS reinstalled or kept intact) so it will read >4GB files?
  2. sammich macrumors 601


    Sep 26, 2006

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