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    Help with my PS3 finding my external Hard Drive please

    I have got a 1TB western elements ext hard drive, how to I get my PS3 to locate it?
    I have formatted it to FAT32 but still no joy.
    Thanks in advance

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    test back on PC to see if it is indeed fat32.

    Is it 3.5 ? you need psu. You may even need to power some 2.5

    also try partitioning the drive into 2 partitions of equal size to see if the drive then is recognised
    Edited by: "dontasciime" 14th May 2011

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    dontasciime

    test back on PC to see if it is indeed fat32.Is it 3.5 ? you need psu. … test back on PC to see if it is indeed fat32.Is it 3.5 ? you need psu. You may even need to power some 2.5


    Pardon?

    Lol. I know what you mean. I did read somewhere online that sony released an update and people were having trouble installing hard drives. May be something online about it. Was about 3months ago me thinks.

    reformat it with fat32format, should help

    I have a WD 1TB drive and it is ok with my PS3, once I had formatted it to FAT32.

    what happens when u plug it in the Ps3?

    Edited by: "oldmanhouse" 14th May 2011

    Up pops "USB Device (WD something I think)" under the Video/Music & Photo tabs. Plus a few more minor ones (like Saved Data etc...)
    Just like most other USB storage devices.
    Edited by: "[email protected]" 14th May 2011
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