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External Hard Drive For PS3

brock101 Avatar
6y, 11m agoPosted 6 years, 11 months ago
Bassicaly im looking to buy a cheapish hard drive that will work ok with the ps3 , ive found this one

http://www.play.com/PC/PCs/4-/8705564/Maxtor-Basics-STM305003EHD301-RK-500GB-USB-2-0-3-5-External-Hard-Drive/Product.html

but cant find any reviews on it and if it works ok with the ps3

so if anyone knows of any drives that work ok for around the 50 pound mark

any help would be apreciated
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6y, 11m agoPosted 6 years, 11 months ago
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#1
External will not work as its Too big to be formatted as FAT32 and NTFS is not recognised by the PS3..

So I believe
#2
Celticsun
External will not work as its Too big to be formatted as FAT32 and NTFS is not recognised by the PS3..

So I believe


Yeh, I have used a 120gb drive on it no probs externally.
#3
As long as the external USB drive you choose can be formatted to the "FAT32" file system architecture (something else the world has to thank Bill Gates for) then it will work with your PS3.

The faster the spin(dle) cycle speed (revolutions per minute) the better, but this will typically increase heat dissipated during use.


I see the drive you have listed has the following specification:

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Data Transfer Rate: 480 Mbps <- Limited by the USB interface anyway.
Spindle Speed: 7200 rpm <- As mentioned above; this is relative fast compared with other drives of this size.
Buffer Size: 16 MB <- This is also a good figure; it means that data will flow between the drive & the PS3 (& vice versa) at a faster rate because the drive has an internal cache area of 16Mb.
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BFN,

fp.
#4
Adam2050
Yeh, I have used a 120gb drive on it no probs externally.


I have a Western Digital 1Tb hard drive attached to my PS3 (with 60% of it used).

BFN,

fp.
#5
I've had a couple of verbatim ones (http://www.play.com/PC/PCs/4-/5399343/Verbatim-47564-320GB-2-5-External-USB-Hard-Drive-Silver/Product.html) and they are FAT32, work with no probs. instantly recogised.
#6
yea ive got a samsung story station 1.5tb works fine with my ps3 , but im looking to buy one as a gift and dont want to spend that much money out on it
#8
PITA though as if your thinking of storing any HD content on the drive chances are it wont work because file sizes are limited to 4GB with FAT32



Its just a USB Hub
#9
fanpages
As long as the external USB drive you choose can be formatted to the "FAT32" file system architecture (something else the world has to thank Bill Gates for) then it will work with your PS3.

The faster the spin(dle) cycle speed (revolutions per minute) the better, but this will typically increase heat dissipated during use.


I see the drive you have listed has the following specification:

---
Data Transfer Rate: 480 Mbps <- Limited by the USB interface anyway.
Spindle Speed: 7200 rpm <- As mentioned above; this is relative fast compared with other drives of this size.
Buffer Size: 16 MB <- This is also a good figure; it means that data will flow between the drive & the PS3 (& vice versa) at a faster rate because the drive has an internal cache area of 16Mb.
---

BFN,

fp.




so it would be ok ? just double checking ?
#10
Celticsun
PITA though as if your thinking of storing any HD content on the drive chances are it wont work because file sizes are limited to 4GB with FAT32



Its just a USB Hub


im not very technically minded , if i plugged one of them into the front of my ps3 would it not use up some of the power and seeing as ive got a hard drive hooked up to it maybe slow it down ?
banned#11
Celticsun;7150573
External will not work as its Too big to be formatted as FAT32 and NTFS is not recognised by the PS3..

So I believe

Sorry but thats nonsense. Just ensure its FAT32. Only problem is that you cant have files bigger than 4GB I believe :thumbsup:
#12
csiman
Sorry but thats nonsense. Just ensure its FAT32. Only problem is that you cant have files bigger than 4GB I believe :thumbsup:


yea thats true , thats why i got the samsung story , becuase theres loads of reviews on it all over the net , so i knew what i was buying , but i havnt found one review of the one on play
#13
csiman
Sorry but thats nonsense. Just ensure its FAT32. Only problem is that you cant have files bigger than 4GB I believe :thumbsup:


I thought 120GB was the upper limit for FAT32 Drives or is that just Windoze that can only recognise around 120GB

Presumeably you could multi-partition the drive
#14
Celticsun
I thought 120GB was the upper limit for FAT32 Drives.

Presumeably you could multi-partition the drive


na it works just like a big usb stick
banned#15
I thought the FAT32 limit was 2TB
#16
csiman
I thought the FAT32 limit was 2TB


well mines 1.5 so i wouldnt know , but that works fine
#18
brock101
na it works just like a big usb stick


Presumeably the bigger the drive the more space you lose due to the way FAT 32 Formats then?
#19
Celticsun
Presumeably the bigger the drive the more space you lose due to the way FAT 32 Formats then?


i dont know but it just comes up as if ive plugged in a usb stick and as far as i caan tell its allowing me to use all the 1.5tb but its only on 25% full , so i couldnt tell you if theres any problems once it gets a bit more full up
#20
the only thing i read when i was researching my hard drive thats in anyway negative is that the biggest file you can copy on to it is 4gb , but i dont even think ive ever actualy used a file that big

EVER

look it up samsung story station , i got mine from play using the 5 pound off voucher for 84.99 , but i think amazon was selling it for that price anyway , it was actually a eview on amazon that convinced me to buy it
#21
27 of 28 people found the following review helpful:
so far so good, 8 Nov 2009
By phl8pg (Yorkshire) - See all my reviews

A nice, quiet,attractive drive which runs without getting hot. Read somewhere it uses less power than most other drives too. The on-off switch dead useful. The light dimmer is a nice touch if a bit gimmicky

Comes pre-formatted to FAT 32 which is good if you plan to plug it into a PS3 (create folders called PICTURE, MUSIC, VIDEO, GAME for the PS3 to recognise [and allow 'display all' on the PS3 to view whole file trees]) but you may want to convert to NTFS if you only plan to use on a PC, should take several hours to reformat. NTFS is more secure and can hold files over 4gb which FAT32 can't.

Well packaged and good delivery from Amazon.

Only had a few days, has been on permanently and not broken, so far so good.
#22
anyway i digress has anyone actually used or seen one of these Maxtor-Basics hard drives
banned#23
brock101;7150989
the only thing i read when i was researching my hard drive thats in anyway negative is that the biggest file you can copy on to it is 4gb , but i dont even think ive ever actualy used a file that big

EVER

look it up samsung story station , i got mine from play using the 5 pound off voucher for 84.99 , but i think amazon was selling it for that price anyway , it was actually a eview on amazon that convinced me to buy it

guess you aint a 1080p downloader then :-D

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