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  1. #1
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    ps3 ext3 file system?

    i have a external hdd and hate the fact that it has to be formatted as fat32 mainly because of the 4gb filesize limit. if i were to format it to a ext3, could the ps3 reconize it?

  2. #2
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    I'm pretty sure the PS3 GameOS only recognizes FAT32. The only way you could use an ext3 formatted drive is by installing Linux.

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    FAT32 is NOT limited to 4Gb. Only FAT16. It's a Windows format utility limit. Try using another software. Theres alot of free one available out there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by daveribz View Post
    FAT32 is NOT limited to 4Gb. Only FAT16. It's a Windows format utility limit. Try using another software. Theres alot of free one available out there.
    you are totally wrong. FAT32 has a filesize limit of 4GB. To clear it up for you: A single file larger than 4GB can't be stored native on a FAT32 formatted filesystem. period.

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    Simply do the math:

    2^32 (FAT32) / 1024^3 (GB)

    That's the max file size you get on fat 32

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    r3perīs in the correct, itīs the maximum file size and ps3 only recognize fat32 filesystem.

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    Only way I've found to get around the limit is to stream the 4+ gig video (eg. PS3 Media Server) and save onto the internal HD.

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