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PS3 Formating 500GB Internal Hard Drive?

Hi there I need help into Full Formating a a new 500GB Hard Drive to swap the internal one wich is 80GB. i was Woundering if there is a program to Full Formating Hard Drives into Fat32?

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Hi, you should be able to do it with just windows once you connect the drive. but i dont think the ps3 can support 500gb

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