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    :PS3 Slim can't read NEW external hard drive. Any Experts here?

    Just received my Seagate (expansion) External hard drive 1TB, from Amazon.

    Plugged into my PS3 slim and it doesn't display the hardware?
    but when i use a USB it does!!!

    Anyone got any idea???

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    is it formatted to FAT32?

    How is the hard drive formatted?
    If its NTFS it wont be recognised.

    Banned

    You have to format it to FAT32, PS3 doesn't support NTFS

    If you are running vista, best way to format to FAT32 is by using this...

    ridgecrop.demon.co.uk/ind…htm

    Put the .exe in windows/system32 folder and then right click and run as an administrator, that should do it.

    Ive had to do the same thing this week so did my homework

    Or use swissknife.

    g1bbuk;7553853

    Or use swissknife.



    yea i'd heard good things about that, for some reason though it wouldnt work for me!
    Either way will be quicker than using the command prompt though, thats for sure!

    plus im only assuming the OP is running vista...

    Original Poster

    Thanks everyone...... looks like something to do with formatting it from NTFS to FAT32. ........ if i convert it to FAT32 , can i convert it back to NTFS ?? .........:whistling:

    g1bbuk;7553853

    Or use swissknife.



    I tried that, it wouldn't work with Vista

    jcaho7;7555505

    Thanks everyone...... looks like something to do with formatting it from … Thanks everyone...... looks like something to do with formatting it from NTFS to FAT32. ........ if i convert it to FAT32 , can i convert it back to NTFS ?? .........:whistling:



    You can convert back and forth, even have part of it NFTS, part FAT32, part...

    Yep, like everyone else has said...Format to FAT32...

    Id recommend you install Tversity on your comp too, works great with PS3! :thumbsup:

    Banned

    partition it and have half as FAT32 and half as NTFS (or whatever percentage). FAT32 cant store files bigger than 4GB

    Original Poster

    Took everyones advise........... Finally got it sorted out and now its up and running with my ps3 !!!....:-D......... REP must be given to all !!............:thumbsup:
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