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1TB Maxtor USB drive used on my Mac cannot be seen by Sony PS3

Because the drive wouldn't allow me to write to it, I formatted the drive with my Mac and it works fine now but it cannot be seen when plugged into the Sony PS3. I think it is formatted in Fat32(?) but how do you know and why won't the PS3 work with this drive?

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Hi,

If the drive is Fat32 then you should be able to plug it into a PC and recognise it. Being mac formatted it may be formatted in HFS or HFSX
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HFS_Plus

Apparently the PS3 NEEDS fat32 to reconise it

Perhaps using apples disk utility will help you see what file system the drive is.
http://support.apple.com/kb/HT2055

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