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A Question for the technically minded PS3 People.

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5y, 10m agoPosted 5 years, 10 months ago
So today i upgraded my playstation 3 hard drive to a 320gb hard drive.

My question is, i took my 80gb hard drive out of the playstation and want to use it with my pc/mac. I have placed the hard drive in a caddy but can not get it formatted.

the pc recognises the hard drive but does not show it up, partition manager shows it as unallocated but wont let me format it.

Any ideas?
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5y, 10m agoPosted 5 years, 10 months ago
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#1
mybe youve dmged it?

try some software rther thn just using the inbuilt stuff
#2
Download swissknife & partition it with that.
#3
Computer > Manage > Disk Management. How does it show there? Can you format it from there?
#4
Get GParted boot CD / USB - http://gparted.sourceforge.net/livecd.php

Windows won't recognise it as it uses a proprietary file system. A good tool should still be able to detect it though. Is it recognised in the BIOS?
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Computer > Manage > Disk Management. How does it show there? Can you format it from there?


it does not show in there at all
1 Like #7
try plugging it straight into the pc, that could narrow the problem down to the caddy

Edited By: nebno6 on Jan 23, 2011 23:42
suspended#8
Why not sell it as a PS3 hard drive and then use the money to get maybe a new one... Just an idea

Edited By: jonny619447 on Jan 24, 2011 01:21
1 Like #10
Are you using 2usb ports to power the drive? try a different caddy. just coz the light is one doesnt mean its got enough power to power the drive. u might need the wire with 2 usb ports on the same end.

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