PS3: How can I use my external USB hard drive

Discussion in 'Console Games' started by erkanasu, Dec 19, 2007.

  1. erkanasu macrumors 6502

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    IS there a way I can run movies or transfer the movies from my usb hard drive to watch on the ps3? im exciting about the dvix addition.

    Im guessing it has to be formatted a certain way or somthin
     
  2. e²Studios macrumors 68020

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    Just plug it in, make sure its in FAT32 format as the PS3 cannot read NTFS or HFS file formats.

    http://www.wikihow.com/Add-an-External-Hard-Drive-to-a-Playstation-3

    the key part is the folders

     
  3. erkanasu thread starter macrumors 6502

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  4. erkanasu thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I followed those instructions... No Luck yet

    Formated in Disk Utility (80GB),
    How do you know if the PS3 recognizes the HD? I saw no notification, plus the Music and Video tabs stayed the same (i added music and video, mp3 and divx)
     
  5. GFLPraxis macrumors 604

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    Hmm...If you formatted it with Disk Utility, you might have a GUID setup instead of MBR...

    I have no idea if the PS3 would recognize GUID.

    Reference:
    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=402634

    Might want to try formatting it from a Windows PC.
     
  6. 2nyRiggz macrumors 603

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    That might be it right there....try formatting it on a PC.

    If you look under your music/movies/photo option you'll see the drive pop up.



    Bless
     
  7. erkanasu thread starter macrumors 6502

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    cool, ill try that.

    BTW, is 80GB too large to format FAT32? I seem to remember that it maxed out @ 32 GB or something.
     
  8. GFLPraxis macrumors 604

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    I think it actually maxes out at 132 GB.

    But Windows has a limitation. From MS's web site:
    XP can read bigger FAT32 drives, but Setup can't create a FAT32 install larger than 32 GB. You can probably do it from within Windows after install though.
     
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  11. erkanasu thread starter macrumors 6502

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    you are all going to want to shoot me,

    just found out about eyeconnect, and jesus it works great. **** external harddrives

    thanks for your help though
     

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