Thread: My PS3 can't see my USB HDD
09-27-2008 #1Encik Guest
My PS3 can't see my USB HDD
First one sry for my bad english ^^
I have a USB HDD. I Plug-In with my PS3 and wait and wait and wait, bud my ps3 dont see it.
09-27-2008 #2Takavach Guest
hi ... you must format your hdd to fat32 and then plug it to your ps3
09-27-2008 #3Encik Guest
hmm... can i make 2 partition ?
one fat32 and one ntfs ?
09-27-2008 #4Takavach Guest
no. ps3 only can see fat32. you better make one partition and use it.
09-27-2008 #5Encik Guest
When i use the first partition @ FAT32 and the second partition @ NTFS ?
Whyle i have Files they are bigger then 4 GB.
10-01-2008 #6Squirt1000 Guest
I could never get my drive to be read by the ps3 when it had 2 partitions on it. I was doing the same, 1 fat32 and 1 ntfs. Now that im only using fat32 its fine! Just hope sony see fit to add ntfs support in an update! Its a pain being restricted to filesizes of under 4gb
10-02-2008 #7Sugmaister Guest
I have managed to use a drive with two partitions (1 NTFS 1 FAT32). NTFS partition is of course not visible for PS3.
10-03-2008 #8lonix81 Guest
fat 3t and ntfs are microsoft property
i doubt they will let it use ntfs that would be unethical, maybe they should let it read linux ext2 partitions i would happily reformat my external to ext2.
10-04-2008 #9caspercronz Guest
i made my usb drive fat 32 and bingo
10-05-2008 #10ccfman2004 Guest
I know most OS's (other than windows) can't write to an NTFS partition but they can read them.
I wonder why Sony does not want NTFS reading.
I can understand not writing to NTFS, but the PS3 should at least be able to read NTFS.