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Is there any other way to format an external hdd without the limitations of the fat32 file system?

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Fat32 is the only hdd format recognized by the ps3. if you have formatted the hdd to ntfs or other file system file convert it to fat32 for the hhd to be recognized by the ps3

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  • If you are using Mac OS X, open /Applications/Utilities/Disk Utility.app, pick the drive, and click on the 'Erase' tab. Pick 'MS-DOS (FAT)' for the file system type, and click on the 'Erase' button. This will reformat the drive in FAT-32.

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