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How do you get a external hard drive to work with a ps3/xbox360

vikkers14 Avatar
6y, 8m agoPosted 6 years, 8 months ago
Just got a 500 gb wd elements external hard drive ,wanted to put films on from the pc to make a bit of room but its not showing on either my ps3 or xbox 360 as being there ..any help would be cool
cheers
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6y, 8m agoPosted 6 years, 8 months ago
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you need to format it to FAT32 for the ps3 to recognise it
#2
Better way of doing it is attaching it to a pc, and then sharing it with the ps3/360.
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souljacker;8080493
you need to format it to FAT32 for the ps3 to recognise it

Its showing as NTFS at the mo so how do i change it ,sorry to sound dumb but i am :)
InfernoZeus;8080792
Better way of doing it is attaching it to a pc, and then sharing it with the ps3/360.

Forgot i could do that ..doh ..thanks
#4
to format just right click on the drive in my computer and the select format, it will then give you the option of what file system to format it with but it will delete any data you already have on it
#5
souljacker;8081515
to format just right click on the drive in my computer and the select format, it will then give you the option of what file system to format it with but it will delete any data you already have on it

only shows as ntfs on the drop down menu when i choose format ,prob best i just stream from pc or i,ll cock it up big style :roll:
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InfernoZeus
Better way of doing it is attaching it to a pc, and then sharing it with the ps3/360.


How do you do this on the 360, was wondering the same as the OP myself, can i not just plug the external hard-drive into the xbox in any way and select a film from this? total newb to all this
1 Like #7
just use this .... worked a treat for me really quick and can use it on my ps3 for all my media

http://www.freewarefiles.com/FatForm...ram_38041.html
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vikkers14;8081667
only shows as ntfs on the drop down menu when i choose format ,prob best i just stream from pc or i,ll cock it up big style :roll:

but then it slows your network and PC down when streaming and you have to leave it on all the time.

much better to get it working properly as an external HDD.
#9
csiman
but then it slows your network and PC down when streaming and you have to leave it on all the time.

much better to get it working properly as an external HDD.


hows this done csi man
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#11


repped, this works for 360 yes?

cheers too :)
#12
thanks for the help guys ,as it happens the wd elements site had a fat32 converter tool which did it for me so now working in the PS3 AND XBOX 360 ..the fat 32 made all the difference ..cheers again fellas..rep added to all

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