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Copying videos from ext HDD via USB to my PS3, 2 or 3 worked fine then one stopped at 99%, cancelling didn't help, had to switch PS3 off. Tried it again, same thing, tried a different one, same again. There's loads of space on the drive. Sys vers 2.80. Anybody seen this?

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  • robin913 Jul 22, 2009

    I tried one file twice, another once. All three times, the copy stopped at 99% and the PS3 required restarting.

    Since posting the question I tried another (third) file, which copied with no probs, so I then went back and tried the second one again, which stopped at 99% again, so I have at least two files that both keep stopping at 99%, and some others from the same original source, on the same device and in the same folder, that copy OK.

  • robin913 Jul 23, 2009

    There's no obvious difference between the problem files and the others, either in size or format. One thing I have just noticed, though, is that the successful copies have been put in folders named for the date and time of the copy, but the failed ones are all in one folder named Unknown.

    Seeing them there gave me the idea of trying to play one, and I did, and it played fine! So the copy operation is actually successful, but the PS3 stops while displaying 99% copied, and these files get put into the Unknown folder.

  • robin913 Jul 23, 2009

    I don't know how to control which file goes into which folder on the PS3. In fact, that's what I like least about it, I'd love to be able to organise files and folders properly, like on a PC.

  • robin913 Jul 23, 2009

    As I already said, all the files are in the same folder on the HDD. I really don't think changing that is going to help.

  • robin913 Jul 23, 2009

    The thread linked shows it was an issue two years ago, which I didn't know, but sorry, I don't consider that an answer to the question.

  • robin913 Jul 23, 2009

    I think all the relevant information is covered in previous posts.

  • robin913 Jul 24, 2009

    To get to 99% took roughly 10 seconds, with one of the relevant files, and I then waited over 4 minutes before giving up and switching off.

    I don't know what drivers you're talking about, the only PS3 updates I know about are the system updates, and as I said I'm on 2.80.



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It may a problem with bad sector in the EHD. Use the Defragement and disk clean up options. For accessing this Start>Program Files>Accessories> System Tools.

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The last percentage can take some time. More than the rest. How long did you wait> Do you have all your drivers updated?

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Is it stopping at the same point with the same video each time? Or is it a different file each time you are trying this?

I can help you out here, very interesting problem you have.


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    Tim Grayson Jul 22, 2009

    Are the ones that are stopping noticeably larger then the ones that work? Are they the same format of video?

    I think I may know but confirm these things for me and I'll get right back to you.



If you place the files that stop at 99% into the folder which is named with the date and time, are they successful then?

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  • Anonymous Jul 23, 2009

    I see. Do you have access to a PC you can connect the HDD to? If so, you can try reorganizing the files on the system, then attempt it again on the PS3.

  • Anonymous Jul 23, 2009

    Hi there

    It does seem to be an issue with the latest firmware. Although the firmware does fix other issues, the error with some videos stopping at 99% is still an issue. Some confirmations in the 3rd and 4th post here.




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